#1
I was just wondering if using the 18v mod on Blackouts would have the same effect as with EMGs because I cant seem to find anything just more people asking the same question with no definite answer so if anyone has any experience in the subject or sound clips it would be appreciated
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#2
On the SD forums one of the makers of Blackouts said dont do it. It wont really do anything, they are made to sound as good as possible with 9v.
#3
hhmmm thats the one place I forgot to check anyway :cheer:
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#6
No they don't sound heavier, the 18v mod opens them up more. It has nothing to do with output or making them louder. It just makes them sound a little more natural, more open and not as compressed and tight. It definitely won't make them sound like passives but the difference is noticeable and I personally wouldn't play EMG's without running them in 18v mode.
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Quote by DSOTM80
No they don't sound heavier, the 18v mod opens them up more. It has nothing to do with output or making them louder. It just makes them sound a little more natural, more open and not as compressed and tight. It definitely won't make them sound like passives but the difference is noticeable and I personally wouldn't play EMG's without running them in 18v mode.


This is correct.

And it does nothing good for blackouts or for EMG X series..
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