#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHq0i2Dwujg

This is a video of Zakk Wylde doing a demonstration of his epiphone model LP.
He shows all of the Tekniks that have made him famous.
They have the EMG H4's (passive) that everybody takes a big dump on around
here.

This is dedicated to all of the idiots that swear up and down that metal needs
active pups. For the last week I have really been annoyed by these "players"
the flame you for saying everyone does not need that 81/85 set.

You can clearly see that the trademark sounds are NOT coming from the active EMG's,
but his amp and rig. Active pups push his sound over the top but he does not need
them at all to achieve the sounds that has sold them.

Active pups are great and I even own a pair, but it is terribly misleading to recommend inexperienced players to buy them without starting with their rig.
They are getting the idea that they perform miracles. I have seen this 81/85 heavily suggested when it's not really practical unless your set up is at full potential tone-wise.

Anyways..I just had to put this up to prove a point.
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#2
Techniques.

So the point of this thread was for you to vocalize your distaste for people saying that actives are good for metal?

To be more specific, though -

his trademark sounds come from how he plays the gear, so they come from him (hands, logic, etc.)
Do you feel warm within your cage?

And have you figured out yet -


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#3
Well that's nice, super even.

It actually doesn't need a thread on it.
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#4
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Well that's nice, super even.

It actually doesn't need a thread on it.

That was pretty awesome.

I'm sigging it.
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And have you figured out yet -


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#5
I've just run into a lot of members this week that swear that active EMG's are the
solution to tone all problems...instead of starting with the amp..or pedals.

I just wanted to post something because I've come across it so much this week.

This post is actually to talk about reactions to the video.
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#6
Eh? I don't think Wylde is about EMGs, he's about pinching harmonics as often as possible.
#7
It is only a f#$?$#% question of what you like or not. You like the active sound ? Take it. You don't like it. F it. It's ridiculous to make a thread about it.
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#8
I thought this was gonna be a promotion for another pickup, I was thinking you'd say the the EMG 89 which has an alnico magnet and sounds amazing.
#9
Quote by Washburnd Fretz

This post is actually to talk about reactions to the video.

Yeah, the threads name surely points this out.
#10
I've never liked active PU ... hassle with the batteries and dull tone.

Why most people recommending them to metal is that they have very high output to drive the amp faster. They're also very quiet so people can crank up the amp a whole lot more.
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#11
Quote by Washburnd Fretz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHq0i2Dwujg

This is a video of Zakk Wylde doing a demonstration of his epiphone model LP.
He shows all of the Tekniks that have made him famous.
They have the EMG H4's (passive) that everybody takes a big dump on around
here.

This is dedicated to all of the idiots that swear up and down that metal needs
active pups.
For the last week I have really been annoyed by these "players"
the flame you for saying everyone does not need that 81/85 set.

You can clearly see that the trademark sounds are NOT coming from the active EMG's,
but his amp and rig. Active pups push his sound over the top but he does not need
them at all to achieve the sounds that has sold them.

Active pups are great and I even own a pair, but it is terribly misleading to recommend inexperienced players to buy them without starting with their rig.
They are getting the idea that they perform miracles. I have seen this 81/85 heavily suggested when it's not really practical unless your set up is at full potential tone-wise.

Anyways..I just had to put this up to prove a point.


Mkay

*leaves thread*
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#12
Frankly, it doesnt sound as nice on this video!!! Honestly, it doesnt sound as good. Sounds veryy muddy here.