#1
If I could get some opinions thatd be great...
Which pickup combo is better for metal players?
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#2
I havent ever owned or used any of them
but i hear that the 81/85 is better
Alot of great metal guitarists use this combo
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#3
81/85 i think. the 60 is supposed to be good for clean sounds. i'd say go with the 81/60 if you need versatility, or the 81/85 if you want all out metal.

check with some of the pickup gurus first though...
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#4
the 60 is a better neck pickup, it gives better cleans than the 85. The 81 is a good bridge pickup. The 81/60 is a more versitile combo.
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#6
well i do play clean alot so if what im hearing is true Im more than likely gonna go with the 81/60
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#7
81/85 all the way.

i use it and could not be happier. plus, the 85 can get good cleans too, so dont listen to the people who think of emgs stereotypically. i use the freaking thing.
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#8
If your gonna want to use clean go for the 60. If metal is all you play then the 85.

The 85 sounds like crap clean but has a nice chunk to it when distoretd.
#9
I also use an 81/85 set and I can safely say that the clean tone is very much lacking for my taste. I've had them in my guitar for about a year now but I'm re-installing the original gibson pickups in my guitar pretty soon. However, they are great for metal so I would agree with the people who are saying get a 60 if you want versatility and a good clean or 81/85's if you're all about metal.