#1
What are the best EMGs for metal, with a mahogany body.


Also active pickups need an external power source, so what exactly is tha source? Do you have to get batteries and replace them every once in a while?
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#2
Quote by breakstuff
What are the best EMGs for metal, with a mahogany body.


Also active pickups need an external power source, so what exactly is tha source? Do you have to get batteries and replace them every once in a while?



bridge= 81 (possibly 85 but not recommended)
neck- 85, or 60 (the best active cleans IMO)

They run on standard 9 volt batter ies, if I am not mistaken. It is very easy to change them oout, unless you have to go under a pickguard. But you should probably have to change it about every 3-6 months, depending on how often you play.
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#3
For metal, a 81/60 or 81/85 combo is great, but EMGs sound best with a good tube amp. The power source is a 9volt battery in the controll cavity or a battery compartment in your guitar, they last like 3000 of play time or something.

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Quote by Cone 21
For metal, a 81/60 or 81/85 combo is great, but EMGs sound best with a good tube amp. The power source is a 9volt battery in the controll cavity or a battery compartment in your guitar, they last like 3000 of play time or something.

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I like your post more than mine, so thanks man
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#6
can't you also run EMGs off 2 or 3 9V batteries? I believe it alters the tone in a good way.
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can't you also run EMGs off 2 or 3 9V batteries? I believe it alters the tone in a good way.


2 possibly, as in one for each pickup. 3? I'm not so sure about that, but hey, I'm not a technical genius.
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#8
the 81/85 is the best setup and they run of a 9 volt and that will last for a WHILE! it even says it on emgpickups.com that the actives can run off of a 9v and if u play for 8 hours aday everysingle day it will last for just about a year
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#9
yeah, the 85 in the bridge an't too bad, it adds alot more bass and punch to your tone, but only Joel from KsE uses an 85 in the bridge.



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Quote by Cone 21
yeah, the 85 in the bridge an't too bad, it adds alot more bass and punch to your tone, but only Joel from KsE uses an 85 in the bridge.



agreed
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The guys in Killswitch use 85/81, i think thats a pretty killer tone.


yeh also check out their amps pretty amazing stuff i wonder where there tone comes from.

and yes you can have 2/3 batteries and you hook them up in either parallel or serial one would give you longer battery life while the other gives you more head room and any more batteries and there is no point