#1
hey UG,
so i recently bought a Jackson DXMG which comes with EMG HZ humbuckers. i have read a few reviews and quite a few people said they changed their HZ's to the EMG 81/85 setup. i'm not sure whether its worth the investment or not and i was hoping to get some feedback from the experts

i use a Marshall MG100HDFX with the recommended MG412A cab. i play mostly metal. led zeppelin, black sabbath, iron maiden, etc

so what do you think UG?
#3
I have that guitar, but don't switch them with that amp. You probably won't hear a difference, but once you get a better amp, i would switch. They are good for cleans, but weak for distortion.
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#4
new amp

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#5
you wont hear much of a difference with a solid state amp, let alone an MG, so it would be a waste to switch them. with a tube amp, it would be a completely different story though.
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#7
Not trying to hijack this thread, just whilst i'm here is there any chance you could have HZ in the bridge and a 60 in the neck. I'm guessing not but i have no idea
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Not trying to hijack this thread, just whilst i'm here is there any chance you could have HZ in the bridge and a 60 in the neck. I'm guessing not but i have no idea

it's possible.
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#9
^ but why would you want to keep the horrid passive EMG's?

I love my 81/85 and 81/60 combo.
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^ but why would you want to keep the horrid passive EMG's?

i was thinking the same thing.
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^ but why would you want to keep the horrid passive EMG's?

I love my 81/85 and 81/60 combo.
Maybe he wants to change just one right now cuz he's short on cash, and change the other later?
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#12
I'd say just buy the 81 and leave that until you can buy the 85/60
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#13
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hey UG,
so i recently bought a Jackson DXMG which comes with EMG HZ humbuckers. i have read a few reviews and quite a few people said they changed their HZ's to the EMG 81/85 setup. i'm not sure whether its worth the investment or not and i was hoping to get some feedback from the experts

i use a Marshall MG100HDFX with the recommended MG412A cab. i play mostly metal. led zeppelin, black sabbath, iron maiden, etc

so what do you think UG?

I would sooner go something like a Seymour Duncan SH-6 set, than any EMG, especially for the bands you listed. But I do think the 81/85 will sound better than the Hz pick ups.
Though many love EMG, so I am sure many will disagree with my preference for SD.