#1
well...im into alot of metal...death metal type stuff...and im looking for some pickups that pack a serious punch in the mouth...and i've heard emg's are where it's at. anyway, my questions are what are the best emgs for my style and around how much are they going to cost me. thanks
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#2
you'd probably want an EMG 81 in the bridge for that screaming distortion, all the best players use it because it's one of the best pickups out there IMO. then you might consider an EMG 60 in the neck for awsome cleans. both wil lcost you about 150 Canadian. just convert that for where you live.
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#3
First, determine what wood your guitar is made of. Then we can tell you if EMGs are appropriate for your guitar.
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#4
the guitar is made of alder
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#5
Then get some Seymour Duncans instead.
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#6
alright, mind recommending a pair?
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#7
bareknuckle warpigs have a resistance of something like 28 ohms, and might work ok with alder
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#9
i use an ibanez toneblaster stack
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#10
Well EMG's are quite expensive, they cost around $400 CAD installed, and i would get it professionally installed, unless your a pro lutheir. There's a lot of stuff to put in and you might have to cut a hole into your guitar. Many metal bands use EMG's because they have a good distorted tone. The best set is probly the 81/85 or the 81/60. I think the 81/60 is better since it gives more versatility and better cleans.

However if you don't have the cash or don't know how to install them, you can get a pair of dimarzios or seymour duncans. Take a look at the dimarzio super distortions or the X2N. the SD invaders aren't that bad either.
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#11
if you go with the EMG's get active ones none of the passive **** flies with me
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#12
Some people prefer EMG in alder. Jeff Hannamen from Slayer uses that, I think Kirk Hammet does also.
#13
Kirik Hammet has EMG's and his guitar is made from alder.
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#14
So basically, fi you like the tone of Kirk Hammet or Jeff Hannamen, then go for it.
#15
Well what amp do you have, EMGs only thrive through a good tube amp.
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#17
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Well EMG's are quite expensive, they cost around $400 CAD installed, and i would get it professionally installed, unless your a pro lutheir. There's a lot of stuff to put in and you might have to cut a hole into your guitar. Many metal bands use EMG's because they have a good distorted tone. The best set is probly the 81/85 or the 81/60. I think the 81/60 is better since it gives more versatility and better cleans.

However if you don't have the cash or don't know how to install them, you can get a pair of dimarzios or seymour duncans. Take a look at the dimarzio super distortions or the X2N. the SD invaders aren't that bad either.


400 Canadian installed, what are you smoking, they're 150 for the pickups then maybe 80 bucks for installation.
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