#1
IM planning on buying an epiphone goth explorer. I know for sure that i want to put some active pickups in it but im not sure which kind. Ive heard alot of good things about seymour duncan blackouts but EMGs are almost like the standard as far as active pickups go. Can you help me?
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everyone uses emg's. get some blackouts. they have a more powerful feel to them. also warmer cleans
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#4
i play mostly rythym however i play lead sometimes. Rite now im leanin towards the blackouts cuz theyre cheaper
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#5
I have Blackouts in my main guitar... they really sound awesome distorted.
They sound nice clean as well, I have a Fender hot rod and they really sound nice in the clean channel
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i play mostly rythym however i play lead sometimes. Rite now im leanin towards the blackouts cuz theyre cheaper

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#6
goin for that black album rythym sound but i know they used emgs in that album
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#7
forget trying to sound like metallica. make your own sound. the blackouts will do a great job of the black album if you have the right amp.
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#8
what about the newest emgs the x series, Ive heard those out do the blackouts
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#9
The X series sound pretty much like standard EMGs...just a bit more dynamic... tonally, they are the same.
The Blackouts, are very hot (more so than the EMGs.) and personally, I prefer their tone over the EMGs.
If you want to sound JUST like metallica, your gonna need EMGs and a Mesa as well as other stuff they used.
Unless your getting everything they had, I would get the Blackouts, and adjust your amp to suit your taste.
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#10
get some good passives. emg's have sterile tone, and suck for anything besides metal. get a set of Bare Knuckles, only like $30 more than EMG;s. or even a dimarzio evo 2 and air norton. **** emg's.
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get some good passives. emg's have sterile tone, and suck for anything besides metal.
Well somebody better tell David Gilmour that then, he mustn't know.
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#12
EMG 81/60 combo in my opinion is nicer than the blackouts. I don't like the 81/85 though at all.
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Well somebody better tell David Gilmour that then, he mustn't know.


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Well somebody better tell David Gilmour that then, he mustn't know.

He does, that's why he stopped using them
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everyone uses emg's. get some blackouts. they have a more powerful feel to them. also warmer cleans


This. My Blackouts are sound truly awesome.
#16
the blackouts are very nice (i have them on my ibanez RG) but i must say for what its worth i love the EMG 81/89 combo i have in my Schecter hellraiser
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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


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get some good passives. emg's have sterile tone, and suck for anything besides metal. get a set of Bare Knuckles, only like $30 more than EMG;s. or even a dimarzio evo 2 and air norton. **** emg's.

Unfortunately SC, you're in a thread full of active fan boys. You should take care not to offend them for they get very upset when you ridicule their God.
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#18
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Unfortunately SC, you're in a thread full of active fan boys. You should take care not to offend them for they get very upset when you ridicule their God.

excuse me?
whats with everybody being a prick on this forum all of a sudden?
last night everybody was s nice, are you guys pissed because you're hungover and didnt get laid again on New Years Eve?
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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


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excuse me?
whats with everybody being a prick on this forum all of a sudden?
last night everybody was s nice, are you guys pissed because you're hungover and didnt get laid again on New Years Eve?

Says the kid who cant spell the word "too". Personal insults dont really fall under what I said so I dont know why you'd bring it up. Especially since I dont drink and me and my girlfriend have agreed to remain abstinent but I dont know what thats got to do with anything.
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Says the kid who cant spell the word "too". Personal insults dont really fall under what I said so I dont know why you'd bring it up. Especially since I dont drink and me and my girlfriend have agreed to remain abstinent but I dont know what thats got to do with anything.


no wonder you're so pissy, God forbid that someone misspell something on the INTERNET

as for kid? im probably older than you, i also suspect that you're 15 and your girlfriends name is HANDrea.


Internet tough guy on the premises everybody.
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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


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no wonder you're so pissy, God forbid that someone misspell something on the INTERNET

as for kid? im probably older than you, i also suspect that you're 15 and your girlfriends name is HANDrea.


Internet tough guy on the premises everybody.

Internet tough guy? Internet tough guys tend to say stuff like "If this were IRL I'd kick your ass!" But all I said was that I didnt know why you were bringing up personal insults over the internet when its just a question of EMGs or Blackouts, you have some major growing up to do if you think saying I didnt get sex last night validates your argument.

And her names nothing close to Handrea or Andrea or whatever clever pun you can come up with.

And Im actually 16, so...
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Internet tough guy? Internet tough guys tend to say stuff like "If this were IRL I'd kick your ass!" But all I said was that I didnt know why you were bringing up personal insults over the internet when its just a question of EMGs or Blackouts, you have some major growing up to do if you think saying I didnt get sex last night validates your argument.

And her names nothing close to Handrea or Andrea or whatever clever pun you can come up with.

And Im actually 16, so...


YOU'RE trying to bring maturity into it? you're the one who started insulting everybody in the thread, if you have nothing to contribute to the thread GTFO

as for an internet tuff guy, that is not what it is at all, a tuff guy treats the internet like its IRL andtries to... you know wjhat its not worth it im gonna go dig up a picture that explains it


i'd like to apologize now over the thread hijacking


edit: here you go, note the part about how i despise the internet tough guy and why. (should be toward the end if i remember correctly)

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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


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