#1
I'm thinkin bout getting a guerilla massacre either 7 or 8 string but i dont know which pickups to get with it. I've heard different things about active and non active pickups but which is best for metal. Thanks guys
#2
Actives are good if you don't often play clean. Theyre better for heavy distortion. Passives are less of a hassle and a lot more versatile. Try out some guitars with active EMGs and see if you like the sound.
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#3
If you are getting a high end guitar I'd say go with passives as the tonewood will be more apparent in the overall tone. With metal you don't need actives to get a heavy as shit tone, the best metal tones out there use less gain than you probably think, and if you appreciate versatility passives are better hands down. I used to prefer EMGs when I was using LTDs, but once I graduated to Ernie Ball and Ibanez Prestige I really began to appreciate passives and the level of response you can get from them. It's also handy not being reliant on a battery in a live context.
#4
The guitar Im looking at comes with active EMG's so maybe ill go with that and get a passive pickup too in case I don't like them. I was always weary of the active's because I don't wanna go through battery's so much doing gigs. I can pick between Duncan Blackouts, EMG's, and Bare knuckles war pig, nail bomb, painkiller, or aftermath. Which ones would be the best decision.
#5
Out of the pickups that you've listed the BKP Aftermaths are most versatile and are very tight.
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I don't wanna go through battery's so much doing gigs. .



Active pups don't drain battery as often as you think . Just unplug the cable from the output when your not using it. A pair of AA batteries (amazing isn't it..AA!!!!) last me well over a year, maybe 2, on my ART300 with somewhat regular use (1 hour a day).
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