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Old 11-15-2012, 11:53 PM   #21
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EMGs (and other active pickups) are used in metal because they push the amp harder than a passive pickup. This is generally used to push a tube amp into greater levels of distortion. Your EMGs may be pushing your vyper too hard, and could be why you are getting a nasty distorted sound. Pushing a tube amp hard sounds good, pushing a solid state hard sounds bad, and pushing a modeling amp sounds like the screams of a decapitated child.

Your best bet would be to get a new amp. 6505+ is a very popular choice for your style.
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Originally Posted by AeolianWolf
absolutely what will said

Yay, my first compliment!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #22
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Turn down the guitar volume? I get away with far less gain on the PRS vs. the Pacifica since the pickups are hotter.
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