#1
Can anyone tell me differences between emg 81/85/60 active pickups?
Which one is better for soloing?
Which one is better for drive rhythm?
Which one is better for clean rhythm?
And finally which one is better for clean melodies?

Many questions

And what do you think for actives? Are they better than passives?
Which would you choose? (actives or passives?)

Thanxxx =)
#2
I cant answer your questions but i have one of my own...

Actives means that you use batteries? (9v)?

how long does it take before you have to change or recharge the batteries?
#4
Quote by hellfire-delay
Can anyone tell me differences between emg 81/85/60 active pickups?
Which one is better for soloing?
Which one is better for drive rhythm?
Which one is better for clean rhythm?
And finally which one is better for clean melodies?

Many questions

And what do you think for actives? Are they better than passives?
Which would you choose? (actives or passives?)

Thanxxx =)


EMG 81, 85, and 60 all feature ceramic magnets. The 81 has the highest output, and a very tight bass. It's used in the neck and bridge positions, and is good for rhthym in the bridge and soloing in the neck (Used by Kirk Hammett in both positions). The 85 is used often in the neck by players like Zakk Wylde and Kerry King, but also can be used in the bridge for a tone that has more open mids than the 81 in the bridge. It's a bit less output. The 60 has the least output, and a great humbucker for cleans. Used mostly in the neck position, the using a 60 along with a bridge 81 or 85 can give a nice rhythm tone. It's a great clean pickup. If you want more warmth and better cleans, look into the EMG 60A, which features an alinco magnet.

For distorted soloing an 81 or 85 is good.
For rhythm an 81 in bridge + 60 in neck used simultaneously is a well liked one, as well as the 81 alone in the bridge, an 81 + 85, or an 85 alone.
For all matters clean, 60 or 60A

And EMG makes Active pickups best. Their passives are no good.
haha