Poll: Which is the better fit?
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ec-1000
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PRO Se Zach Myers
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Voters: 2.
#1
I consider myself a rising guitar player, I practice everyday and I have owned only acoustics, my favorite being my esp Ltd exotic wood. I'm looking at electrics and I'm torn between those two I mentioned, both beautiful guitars, I'm leaning towards the PRS, the biggest difference though are the pickups. I play mostly bluesy rock, my favorite bands pearl jam, mad season, led zepplin, incubus, and I love playing some mellow jack Johnson. So here's the million dollar question... are the EMG pickups so superior that the ec-1000 is a better deal? Are they just for metal?(which I never play if Metallica isn't true metal nowadays) Is the PRS more versatile like I need it to be or are the pick ups mediocre? If so could I put EMG pickups in the PRS?
#2
So let's say I get the PRS despite the fact that the stock pickups are ehhh, what emgs are compatible and what's a good deal?
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#3
the emgs are better pickups but less suited (IMO) to the stuff you're going to be playing.

either an ec1000 with duncans or the prs se with a pickup swap (to passives, most likely) would be the thing.
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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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#4
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the emgs are better pickups but less suited (IMO) to the stuff you're going to be playing.

either an ec1000 with duncans or the prs se with a pickup swap (to passives, most likely) would be the thing.


So by passives you mean the EMG passives? Or is there a favorite brand you have in mind?
#5
no, emg passives are generally considered to be not that great.

there's a model of the ec1000 which comes stock with duncans. if you get that version it'll do what you want fine out of the box (though the JB is arguably a bit hot, but it'll still be way more suitable than EMGs).

If you're planning on swapping pickups you have tons of options, really. I realise that's no help, but it's better than telling you to look at one specific model which I might like but which you might not- or worse, giving the impression that that's the only pickup which'll do what you want, when that's not the case- virtually every pickup manufacturer makes a PAF-style pickup. Granted, some are better than others, but yeah.

Also getting a pickup with the right specs for what you want is far more important than brand loyalty. You most likely want something in the PAF vein (or hot PAF).
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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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Last edited by Dave_Mc at Mar 20, 2014,