#1
What EMG pickups should i get i like trivium, metallica, steve vai and loads of otherstuff. im not sure about the sound id like maybe somthing with a crunch to it but with really nice high sounds too like steve vai but crunchy powerful low sounds.
#2
its to replace the pickups on my guitar. i have an explorer so its got two pickups. and id like to replace both of them.
#4
81 in the bridge 85 in the neck... unless you want to split the coils in the neck, then itd be a 60.

just for future reference though, there is an edit button rather than making 3 posts within 3 minutes
#5
i would say get a emg 81 85 set or for the true metallica james hetfield fan buy a pair of emg 81 60 \M/ if i had a explorer i would go for 81/60 \M/ they just sound massive