#1
Any one head about these? I'm building a new guitar and I want it to have all the best stuff, so has any one ever played a guitar with these new EMG 81X/85X, are they any good and whats the difference between a regular 81/85?
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#2
This months Guitar World has an article on them. Looks like they are trying to get rid of what the critics don't like about them.

More sustain, less compressed, more open...sounds like it is a cross of a active and passive mashed into one?
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#3
they sound the same to me
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#4
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they sound the same to me



There you go, he has heard the two. You might have to find a guitar with them in an one with regular and just listen...
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#5
The only real change that I noticed was that the X's sounded very nice through SS's as well as tubes, other than that I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.
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#6
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There you go, he has heard the two. You might have to find a guitar with them in an one with regular and just listen...

EMG has demos on their website, and to me they sound exactly the same. Just as compressed, although I cant say anything about the sustaine since only passives will really pull on the strings
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#7
from what has been said ur probably better off going 81/85 with 18v mod.
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#8
EMGX series also require no soldering they all clip together.

They do have slightly tonal differences to the standards but not noticable at all to me, but they do sound better on clean i will say, that was a big notice to me anyway plus its ment to be easier to do the 18v mod bcos another battery clips in
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