#1
Hi,
I ordered and emg 85 and an 81 and they arrive today and it turns out i have an emg 85 and an 89. So my question is should i contact them and return the 89 and get an 81 or keep it? Which setup would be better?
#4
When the 89 is in humbucker mode it sounds like an 85. So you basicly have 2 85s, one of which can be split. Personaly I like the 81 and I would contact them and get the pickup I ordered. You could also keep the 89 and see about trading the 85 for an 81. That way you'd have more tonal options.
#5
Quote by zakkwyldefan79
When the 89 is in humbucker mode it sounds like an 85. So you basicly have 2 85s, one of which can be split. Personaly I like the 81 and I would contact them and get the pickup I ordered. You could also keep the 89 and see about trading the 85 for an 81. That way you'd have more tonal options.

This. The 89 is a better pickup, it would be a downgrade to trade it for an 85. If you can get the 81 for the 85, you'd be set. Personally, I'd try the 85 in the bridge and see if I liked it. A lot of people prefer the 85 in the bridge position.