Im planning on buying a new guitar soon that does not come with active pickups so I would like to put an 81/85 set on there but I noticed that the Kerry King version EMGs are supposed to have a heavy preamp for more gain etc and I play death metal with very low tuning and just a lot of gain anyways so I was wonder based on anybody's experiences if I should honestly get these pickups instead of the stock EMGs? Also the guitar Im getting has the jack on the bottom wing (its a V) and Id much prefer it on the top, is there ways of installing a top input without too much of an issue? Thanks
The Kerry King set is just a regular set of 81/85 but with the PA2 Gain Boost Switch. Seems like since you are willing to route out a place for a different input jack the installation of the switch shouldn't phase you much.