#1
Im thinking of putting some new pickups into te next guitar im getting -either schecter c-1 FR or the Damien Special- and it ended up between those two -EMG 81/85 combo or Seymou Duncan Blackouts-

Help me decide?

By the way i play mainly heavy metal/metalcore/meoldic death metal/"hardcore" -i guess thats what they call it?-
#3
Quote by rgenz93
Im thinking of putting some new pickups into te next guitar im getting -either schecter c-1 FR or the Damien Special- and it ended up between those two -EMG 81/85 combo or Seymou Duncan Blackouts-

Help me decide?

By the way i play mainly heavy metal/metalcore/meoldic death metal/"hardcore" -i guess thats what they call it?-

I have an EMG 81/85 set in my LTD EX-400. I've not played the blackouts yet, but the EMG set has out-performed my expectations for any metal and with some fine tuning, cleans can even sound fantastic.
#5
im pretty sure the c-1 FR already comes with 81/85's stock
gear: schecter damien 6 fr, epiphone sg 310, marshall mg100dfx , peavey acoutic (no clue what model), ovation celebrity cc44 acoustic, rocktron silver drago distortion, rocktron banshee talk box, dunlop cry baby 535q
#6
Quote by matthew66613
im pretty sure the c-1 FR already comes with 81/85's stock


No sir the come with Duncan Designed Active HB-105 pickups

And ive played 81/85s they are amazing! but i also like the sound of the new metal blackouts or blackout metal w.e
-have active emgs on my 7 string aswell
#7
81/60
or nothing

I shouldn't post when drunk..



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#8
ahh well all of em ive seen had the 81/85s they sound good thru that guitar, umm what ive heard is that they basically have the same sound, but the blackouts dont have as much unwanted noise
gear: schecter damien 6 fr, epiphone sg 310, marshall mg100dfx , peavey acoutic (no clue what model), ovation celebrity cc44 acoustic, rocktron silver drago distortion, rocktron banshee talk box, dunlop cry baby 535q
#9
Blackouts are definitely superior to EMG's IMO.
I've yet to hear anyone prefer EMG's over Blackouts who have played both.

If you're looking for a new guitar, check out the C-1 Blackjack series. They come with Blackouts stock.
#10
Quote by )(yperX
Blackouts are definitely superior to EMG's IMO.
I've yet to hear anyone prefer EMG's over Blackouts who have played both.

If you're looking for a new guitar, check out the C-1 Blackjack series. They come with Blackouts stock.


I've looked into them only problem is, im 16 without a job untill maybe febuarary
but i found a c-1 fr for $300 on craigslist or get a brand new damien special for the same price. cant decide on that either xD
#11
Quote by rgenz93
Im thinking of putting some new pickups into te next guitar im getting -either schecter c-1 FR or the Damien Special- and it ended up between those two -EMG 81/85 combo or Seymou Duncan Blackouts-

Help me decide?

By the way i play mainly heavy metal/metalcore/meoldic death metal/"hardcore" -i guess thats what they call it?-

buy a hellraiser
dont change pups
do 18v mod
???
Profit
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#12
I'd go with the blackouts.
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#14
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
buy a hellraiser
dont change pups
do 18v mod
???
Profit


Hmm.. if i knew what i was doing for the mod i wouldd but im only but a kid with bad tool weilding capabilitys
#16
Quote by Carrot
81/60
or nothing




+1

I freakin love the sounds out of my 81/60 set. It's awesome.
#17
Get the EMGs, they have better cleans. And they both do great for metal either way
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#19
Quote by Aditya_ram
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False.
The emg's have shitty cleans
the blackouts are way better



emg 60 and 89 both are quite nice clean actually
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#20
Quote by Aditya_ram
^

False.
The emg's have shitty cleans
the blackouts are way better

My EMG's have more headroom than a JB set I used to have. EMG's are an overall better pickup. Blackouts are just OK for most things, but EMG's are freaking awesome for metal and most other rock. If you want versatility, don't go for actives, unless you have a lot of pedals or a very good, versatile amp. I always thought blackouts defeated the purpose of actives. You want actives for basically only metal, but the blackouts sort of compromise metal tone for everything else. It's a dumb idea IMO.
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#21
the emgs 81 and 85s in my bc rich they are sick as hell thats all i can say