#1
I am planning on buying myself a set of EMG pickups for my Washburn guitar that I am rebuilding and I'm unsure of the differences between the EMG SA and the EMG S pickups. I play progressive metal and I'm going to buy either the EMG 81/S/S set or the EMG 81/SA/SA set. Can someone please explain the difference? Anything will help out, and sorry for being a little bit vague, I'll provide more information if needed.

Thanks!
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#7
One is ceramic and one is Alnico, I really doubt they'll sound all that different.
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#8
the alnico V will be a bit spongier and warmer than the ceramic, which is more powerful and tight. both will have high output though.

^ yeah, the difference isn't night and day, but after playing each for a while, the feel is really noticeable.
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#10
The S has more of a bright sparkly sound, much like a vintage tele, the SA resembles more of a strat sound. I use an S in the neck and SA in the middle. They are both sweet sounding and very quiet. Whatever you choose it will be a great setup, the best active combo I can think of is 81tw-SA-S IMO. I don't think they make a set like that but they should.
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#11
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Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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#13
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hmm, I might try out that setup now that I think about it
the S/SA/81

ty Tempoe


Your welcome. You will love it. The 81tw also works as a single. It just came out after I got my 81 or I would have got that as well. Apparently as a humbucker it sounds identical to the 81.
Last edited by Tempoe at Feb 9, 2009,
#14
Get the SA and keep it in the neck.

I know its a far off comparison, but its similar to the neck pickup you'd find in a telecaster these days, just with more output and higher treble response.
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