#1
I play death metal primarily and am building a guitar. Everyone says to get EMG active pickups and suppposedly the KFKs are the best of them? Is this a good choice for a player of my style?

any comments on them?
#2
Its an 81/85 combo with a gain booster or something with his name slapped on it.
#5
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it's an alright deal... personally i like the KH-21 config. with 2 81's, but that's just me



WHy exactly?
#6
i have the zakk wylde 81/85 set without the gain boost and they are damn awesome. don't think they need gain boost but i guess it wouldn't hurt just give you a different sound.
#8
i heard that if you use a booster with a EMG active on anything with alot of gain, or more like metal and stuff compared to acdc stuff. that it sounds like pure crap. but isnt the zakk wylde set cheaper

if it is get it, i dont think its worth getting the booster
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#10
They're good, but I personally like the 81/60 combo because the 60 gets better cleans than the 85.
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#12
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Hmmm, but I dont plan on really playing clean.....??

Why?
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#13
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Why?



Because thats just not a style that I enjoy. I would rather emphasize what I will be playing most, death metal.
#14
Then go ahead and get the 81/85
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#17
I've had a couple sets of the 81/85, it's a decent combination. I prefer the 89 to the 85, and the only wood I really like the 85 in is mahogany personally. In anything else, I've found it to be too "boomy" for the stuff I play.
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