#1
I just picked up my first 7-String guitar today, and the stock pick ups are too muddy for me. I want a tight sound, but I'm a bit torn on active v passive. What are your opinions on this?
#2
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I just picked up my first 7-String guitar today, and the stock pick ups are too muddy for me. I want a tight sound, but I'm a bit torn on active v passive. What are your opinions on this?


Try a tubescreamer out front first. They work wonders. Also- less gain and bass / resonance at the amp
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#3
What guitar is it and what's your amp?
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#4
Try the above suggestions first.

However I have always been a passive player. Never really liked the compressed tone of active pups.

What sort of sound are you after?
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#6
Yeah we gotta know what your gear is. Guitar/Amp/Speaker

I have active EMG pups in my 7 string and am not bothered by the way the pickup sounds, responds, etc. I like the way it sounds clean too. I am curious to try the D-activator though in a 7/8 String Guitar, which I believe is a passive Di Marzio that is voiced like an active.

If you want a tight sound, your gonna need a decent amp ,cab, guitar, and probably OD.
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