#1
I have the 81/60 set. I was wondering which pickup you guys use for metal style solos? thanks.
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#2
The bridge is sharper and the neck is smoother.
For metal you could probably play the bridge but it's always up to taste.

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#3
for example, i love soloing with the bridge, but i like to do everything with a bridge pup. then again, i like to mute a lot and play fast, so its cool.
#4
my Ibanez RGT6EXFX (favourite guitar i've ever played) has 85/81s in it. I use the neck to solo cos it gives a nice smoother sort of sound as said above. There's no reason you can't solo with active EMG's. I think they sound great
#5
I use 808Xs and I prefer the neck pickup. I'll sometimes use both the bridge and neck together if I need to go lower, just so the bass isn't overpowering. I generally prefer not to use the bridge pickup because it's too harsh to my ears... at least for the higher registers, which I'm usually always in. Rolling back the tone knob helps, but kills any reason I had for using the bridge to begin with.
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#6
I use EMG 85's in the neck and 81's in the bridge. The 85's (neck pickup) is in my opinion the best for metal soloing, but that's just my opinion.
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#7
It really is taste, depending on whatever I am playing to I switch to a pickup that feels right to me. I know what each pickup will sound like if switched too and I can hear it in my head, so I just pick whatever feels good for the respective song. I think you should just screw around, get a really good idea how the pickups respond to your playstyle, then pick what you like.
#8
How is this a thread? just like every other kind of pick up (passive or active) it really comes down to taste.

anyway here's how you can tell first try a small lick over a riff with you neck pick up only, then again with the bridge pick up only, then finally with both of them. now which one did you like best? thats your answer.

eventually you'll be able to tell which one feels better for each song.
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#9
thanks guys.
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#10
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How is this a thread? just like every other kind of pick up (passive or active) it really comes down to taste.

anyway here's how you can tell first try a small lick over a riff with you neck pick up only, then again with the bridge pick up only, then finally with both of them. now which one did you like best? thats your answer.

eventually you'll be able to tell which one feels better for each song.

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