#1
Hello fellow guitarists!

Recently I bought an Epiphone Korina Explorer (black+ white with "gold" hardware) and a Bugera 333XL Combo.

It both kicks ass, but I am not that satisfied with the pickups of the Explorer. They sound too muddy and make too much noise. They don't do anything very good....

I decided to go on EMGs, I have tried EMGs in my shop (don't know which ones) and I LOVED them! After that I tried Gibson 500Ts and I didn't like them at all compared to the EMGs.

The EMG 81 is the one I am going to take for the Bridge, to make cutting solo's. My doubts are in the neck!

I want to do good cleans and I like fat sounds. Should I choose the 60 or 85?

Question 2:
What is the difference between the normal, A, and X series?

I searched at the internet and listened to youtube-clips but they don't tell much since they all use different amps and guitars.

I play mostly metal the way metallica did before reload. But I would like OK cleans too.

Thank you in advance!!!

By the way: does anyone have a pic from the new gold EMGs installed? I only find factory pics.
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#2
pics or its a walmart =]. and probly 81/85
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#3
Thanks for the advice, but I'll post pics later in a NGD and NAD thread not to make doubleposts
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#4
I would place the 85 on bridge and the 81 in the neck position.
or emg 89 and emg 81.
if you want the 81 in the bridge then i guess that the 60 is the best option for the neck.
#5
my guitar has the 60 in the neck. it sounds real good for cleans. i have heard from others that the 60 does better cleans than the 85, but idk i never used an 85.
#6
60/81
Quote by aldo47
(i thought hot strings would make me finger faster.)
so i tried to set my strings on fire by putting a lighter on the high e string n it cut it so wtf??!!? i passed the lighter rrly slowly by it for less then a sec n then it snapped...
#8
if your going 'tallica, get 60/81

cant go wrong
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#9
i especially would like to know WHY !
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#10
60 = good cleans
81 = good distortion
Quote by aldo47
(i thought hot strings would make me finger faster.)
so i tried to set my strings on fire by putting a lighter on the high e string n it cut it so wtf??!!? i passed the lighter rrly slowly by it for less then a sec n then it snapped...
#11
I guess I need to try the 60 and 85 in the neck.... can anyone tell what the X series exactly add?
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#12
Quote by RMB
I guess I need to try the 60 and 85 in the neck.... can anyone tell what the X series exactly add?


I've never really played them, but they supposedly add more head room and a more organic sound.
Quote by aldo47
(i thought hot strings would make me finger faster.)
so i tried to set my strings on fire by putting a lighter on the high e string n it cut it so wtf??!!? i passed the lighter rrly slowly by it for less then a sec n then it snapped...
#13
I'd suggest the 60 in the neck as the 85 is pretty powerful and tends to be a bit of a step up from having the 81 at the bridge. Only use the 85 if you want those fat lead sounds and either have separate volume controls are are a dab hand at cranking up and down by hand. Either that or be prepared to set the 85 very low to compensate.
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