#1
Hey all!

I am getting a new guitar soon, an agile interceptor pro 828 (link: http://www.rondomusic.com/interceptorpro828ebtribalgreen.html)

It comes with EMG 808 pick ups, so here come my question.

Are these pickups good for many styles? Cause i will mostly play metal on it but i also intend to play some jazz/jazz fusion and make some arrangements of classical music. So i was wondering if i should stick with these or if you know any other 8 string guitar pick ups that is better fitted for what i am intending to play.

Thanks!
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#2
Well, to my knowledge EMGs were originally made FOR jazz, so I think you should be fine for that. Now, as for classical stuff I'm not 100%, but my Schecter's got EMGs(85 bridge and 81 neck, I'm gonna swap them for passives when I get the cash as I'm not too apt on them, but I digress), and with both pickups on/neck pickup only they give off passable cleans. Not as acoustic-sounding as I'd like, but eh, they don't distort like I've heard some people say they do.

To be honest, though, there's not much in the way of 8-string pickups out there anyways. The only DiMarzios 8-string pups are the D Activators, which are designed for metal in the same vein as EMGs, and to my knowledge the only 8-string Duncans are Blackouts, which are definitely geared towards heavy stuff. You could get custom pups if you really wanted, I guess, but the 808s are pretty much as good as it gets, I would think. xD
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#3
Well, they're probably as good as it gets in terms of actives but Bare Knuckle Pickups (passives) do all their humbuckers in 8 string versions with handy application guides for each, but they are fairly expensive..... Worth it though
#4
most styles tend to be played on a 6-string

just putting that out there

i mean if you want an 8-string, have at it, but if versatility is your main priority...
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#5
The EMG's will be perfectly fine, as long as you have an amp that will allow you to work with them and really let their true potential shine.
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most styles tend to be played on a 6-string

just putting that out there

i mean if you want an 8-string, have at it, but if versatility is your main priority...


Just putting it out there, that was a terrible post.
Animals as leaders is a prime example of versatility on an 8 string and tosin's a well studied jazz 8 string player.

The 808's will do great for you, alternatively look at 808x's or bareknuckles if you do want to change them out.
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EMGs will be reat for jazz as they are very clean pickups..
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#8
they're awesome for jazz. back off the volume a little bit and roll off the tone and you can get an absolutely wonderful jazz tone out of them
#9
Thanks for the help guys!
Really great.
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Quote by Dave_Mc
most styles tend to be played on a 6-string

just putting that out there

i mean if you want an 8-string, have at it, but if versatility is your main priority...


Sorry for not being clear.
Many of my favorite artists play 7-8 string guitars. (Animals as leaders, Periphery, Meshuggah etc) And i personally love the sound of the 8 string guitar when it is put to good use.

I'm not getting it just because "Hey, let's have an 8 string!" it's more of "I like the sound of it, many of my inspirations use it and i want to explore to possibilities of it.
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Just putting it out there, that was a terrible post.
Animals as leaders is a prime example of versatility on an 8 string and tosin's a well studied jazz 8 string player.

The 808's will do great for you, alternatively look at 808x's or bareknuckles if you do want to change them out.

If you consider a guitar versatile if it's good for jazz and djent ...
There is a multitude of tones between crystal clean and br00t4lz highgain.

Both EMGs and 8-strings aren't exactly what I would consider versatile.
How many people do you know who buy an 8-string to play Hendrix, Deep Purple and Slayer? Not to say you can't, but more often than not you are going for a Djent guitar if you buy an 8-string.
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Sorry for not being clear.
Many of my favorite artists play 7-8 string guitars. (Animals as leaders, Periphery, Meshuggah etc) And i personally love the sound of the 8 string guitar when it is put to good use.

I'm not getting it just because "Hey, let's have an 8 string!" it's more of "I like the sound of it, many of my inspirations use it and i want to explore to possibilities of it.


no worries, as long as you know what you're doing, that's great

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If you consider a guitar versatile if it's good for jazz and djent ...
There is a multitude of tones between crystal clean and br00t4lz highgain.

Both EMGs and 8-strings aren't exactly what I would consider versatile.
How many people do you know who buy an 8-string to play Hendrix, Deep Purple and Slayer? Not to say you can't, but more often than not you are going for a Djent guitar if you buy an 8-string.


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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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