IMO the blackouts are way better than the emg's higher output but they remain clear and articulate
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ESP/LTD MH 401 Stop tail
ESP/LTD MH 401 Floyd Rose
Rivera KnuckleHead Reverb
ISP Decimator
MXR KFK-1 10 Band EQ
Blackouts sound much more organic than EMG 81's,85's or 60's......the EMG X series is said to be more organic than the regular ones,But IDK for sure cause I've never played a guitar with Emg X's

EDIT : I just saw that you have a 15w practice amp,so pickups arent gonna make a difference at all,and also EMG's will sound like shit through that amp
Last edited by archenemyfan at Jul 15, 2010,
1 - pickup thread sticky
2 - im pretty sure there is an active pickup thread
3 - i am carrying over the no vs thread rule from my other forums because i can