#1
So I hear EMG 81/85's are kickass pickups. But I also heard the actives are crappy for cleans and sound like ass through a Roland cube.

My question is, which would sound better for high-distortion heavy low-ends and smooth clear highs, without sacrificing harmonics and cleans?
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#2
Those new D activators sound pretty cool.
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#3
i have sets of the dimarzio evolution in every one of my 4 of my guitars. thus being said, i like them a helluva lot.
#4
I'm looking at getting a Vox DW15A when I get the money.

I'm afraid EMG's would come up with too much feedback. Plus the dimarzio's seem to be cheaper.
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#6
my EMG passives are perfect for clean AND distortion

dimarzios are always good also. get a drop sonic, joe satriani, or super distortion
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#7
D Activators are great! They're good for metal but clear up nicely when you roll the volume down. The neck pup is fat and good for cleans and melodic solos, etc while the neck is good for your distortion. Not sure what they're like way downtuned, but I think they're great!
#8
I think Glasgow Kiss just cleared up all doubt in my mind.
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Great list Rutch. On re-reading this one I'd have to say Solid State means not liquid or gas.

I figured it out.
#10
eh..i've never tried d'marzio's but i love my EMG's, great distortion and the cleans aren't bad.
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#11
Evolution, Tone Zone, or FRED!!!!!!!! Dimarzio owns, simply put.
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#12
If you're only going to have a little modelling amp then it's really not worth your while changing pickups. You will get some small change in tone, but it won't come anywhere close to justifying the amount of money you'll spend. If you want to imporove your tone put the pickup money in the amp fund and get a better amp.
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#14
evo's are a great pickup no doubt. i find that for a good clean tone in my guitar though i gotta use a decent amount of effects. but that could just be my axe, i think that people like vai also load up the effects too.
#15
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evo's are a great pickup no doubt. i find that for a good clean tone in my guitar though i gotta use a decent amount of effects. but that could just be my axe, i think that people like vai also load up the effects too.

It's more than likely your amp though.
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#16
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evo's are a great pickup no doubt. i find that for a good clean tone in my guitar though i gotta use a decent amount of effects. but that could just be my axe, i think that people like vai also load up the effects too.


Actually I think Vai's tone has a lot more to do with his $1500 amp
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