#1
I recently bought an Ibanez Rg350DX and I love the sound of EMGS.

The RG has a bridge neck and middle pickup which leaves me stumped on what combination of EMGS i should get.

I know when you go active you have to go all active.

I play metal, metalcore, death metal stuff but also play some ambient softer stuff.


Can anyone help?
#2
what amp you have?
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

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#4
81/60 is good. The middle pickup I have no idea though.
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#6
Quote by kingofdudes161
81/60 is good. The middle pickup I have no idea though.


thats where im stumped
#8
i think emg has a prewired ibanez pickguard with a middle pup. I'll try and find a link and post it if i do.
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#10
Quote by tigerking615
Do you honestly think you're going to use the middle pup? For the cleans, I guess...in that case:
http://emgpickups.com/products/category/7

Just read all the descriptions and pick the one that sounds the best for cleans.



i had a person suggest just taking out the middle pup but i didnt know how well that would work
#11
81 bridge, 60 neck, SA in the middle position. Great combination. I put them in my RG with the 18 volt mod. Or maybe an 85 in the bridge or neck if you play lotsa heavy stuff.
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#12
Quote by Matt in Jerzey
81 bridge, 60 neck, SA in the middle position. Great combination. I put them in my RG with the 18 volt mod. Or maybe an 85 in the bridge or neck if you play lotsa heavy stuff.


+1, except with guitars like yours, i find that the 85 in the bridge does better, but thats just imo. but then again, the VK might be suited better with the 81
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#13
Quote by Matt in Jerzey
81 bridge, 60 neck, SA in the middle position. Great combination. I put them in my RG with the 18 volt mod. Or maybe an 85 in the bridge or neck if you play lotsa heavy stuff.


ive heard the 60 is only good for rythm stuff?

ill look into it some more

Thank you all for your replies
#14
81/60 hands down. had this set up for 3 years and it is the way to go.

i find the 81 and 85 do not go well together tonally
i find an 81 81 combo too samey samey, as the 81 is very hot and trebley, not good for a neck pickup

the 89 coil tappable pickup is a bit wishy washy, not what you get emgs for.

the 81 has that great balls to the wall sharp trebley sound, and the 60 is very very smooth. its also the only emg humbucker ive found that can do a decent clean tone, and really sings with a high gain amp.

hope that helps
#15
Just to make this clear, you love the sound of EMGs, or you love the sound of bands that use EMGs?
#16
Quote by Horlicks
Just to make this clear, you love the sound of EMGs, or you love the sound of bands that use EMGs?


I love the sound of EMGs.

I have an SG with EMGs in but hate playing live with it because its so top heavy.
#17
Quote by Segataritendo
ive heard the 60 is only good for rythm stuff?

ill look into it some more

Thank you all for your replies


Not at all, I find it good for just about anything.
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