#1
Hey guys so i am going to get a new guitar soon and i was either going to get the Hell Raiser C-1 (EMG) or the C-1 custom (Duncans). I play a lot of Metallica, Guns and roses, Avenged Sevenfold, SOAD, RATM stuff like that. i hear that the EMG active pickup is just bland sounding and dont go well on clean channels while the Duncans have less of a crunch to them but are more versatile. i just cant decide which guitar i would like because of the pickups. the guitars both feel the same because they are the same shape and have similar necks so i like them both just the picks ups is the only problem. what do you guys think if i get the EMGs will i be able to get a solid clean (i don't play clean often but i would like to). Or will the Duncans be able to get the crunch the EMGs are capable of. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!!!
#2
EMGs are not bland, they're clean sounding with high distortion and don't have any background humming or buzzing. They're not very interesting on a clean channel but they're good for high gain.
#3
It depends on the EMG really. I love my 57/66 set, and I also dig the emg 60.
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#4
Love my EMG's. I got hte 81x/85x, supposed to have more headroom for better sound, but standard EMGs I think are still great. Hard to say they suck when so many recording guitarists have used them for a long time. All depends on the sound you're looking for.
#7
Hm alright well seeing all you guys love your emgs (i believe the ones on the hell raiser are the 81 and 89) I think ill get those. Thank you guys