#1
alright you guys know how they have emg81 and 85, they also have the 81x and 85x. whats the difference between them do the x's sound better or something? I know brendon small from metalocalypse uses them and it sounds pretty good
#2
More head room
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#4
It means how big the output can be before clipping occures
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Engl: Fireball 60
Zilla: Fatboy 2x12
Carvin: DC700
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Jackson: DK2M
#6
no, they are different.....

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#9
id get the X
just cos its more headroom and the cleans are better
also its not as muddy as the original emgs

so better in every way IMO
not sure how it would do for death metal tho
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#10
EMG 81 + 85 arn't muddy...
ProTone Pedals: Attack Overdrive
Fractal Audio: AxeFX 2
Engl: Fireball 60
Zilla: Fatboy 2x12
Carvin: DC700
Carvin: Vader 7
Schecter: KM-7 MKii
Schecter: Banshee 8 Passive
Jackson: DK2M