Hey guys i have a js30ke jackson kelly and i have an emg 81 currently in my bridge pickup. Theres no working neck pickup in it at the moment and iwas thinking of adding 85s? What do you think? I just hate the sustain on clean, clean sound, sound of solos and sweeps you know.
sure go for it
It'll compliment the 81 well. I would also look into the 60 though, or 89 if you desire coil splitting.
For a neck pup, I would personally choose a 60 over an 85 - the cleans are much more articulate.
I really enjoy having an 89 in the neck. Tone of the 85 but with a option for a single coil. So it adds quite a bit of versatility to the mix.