Zakk Wylde Gibson Custom Shop Zakk Wylde Signature Les Paul pickups help

#1
Hi, I just bought EMG 81 and 85 pickups and I was wondering what are the correct positions? Also, I was wondering on a Les Paul the neck pickup is rhythm and the bridge pickup is treble correct? thanks
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#4
no it's the other way around
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#6
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no it's the other way around


No, Zakk has his 85 in the neck, and 81 in the bridge.......
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No, Zakk has his 85 in the neck, and 81 in the bridge.......


Can you prove this?
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#8
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I keep my 85 in the neck and the 81 in the bridge.

Mmm.
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Me and my dad have been trying to figure this shit out for nearly a day.. Please help mee!!!!!
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#10
*From the EMG website*

Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy lowend and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. Itís a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde.
#11
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*From the EMG website*

Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy lowend and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. Itís a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde.


I currently have that 81 in the bridge and 85 in the neck.

So the bridge pickup is the rhythm? and the neck pickup is the treble on all 2 pickup les pauls?
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#12
No, the "Rhythm" is the Neck pickup, and the "Treble" is the bridge.


If you dont know how you wired your Toggle Switch, just tap on the pickups.
Choose the Treble on the toggle, and tap the bridge pickup with something.
Make sure your connected to an amp. If you dont hear a noise, tap the neck pickup. If it makes noise, then you need to rewire the toggle switch the other way aroud.
#14
Ok, so to get the right sound I put the 81 in the bridge (treble) and the 85 in the neck (rhythm)?
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Ok, so to get the right sound I put the 81 in the bridge (treble) and the 85 in the neck (rhythm)?


Yep.
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