#1
hey im thinking of buying Emgs for my guitar but im not really sure whether i should buy the active or passive ones? main reason because im kinda worried the batteries would eventually go dead while im playing or something. so how would i tell when they are going dead and how often should i replace them??

and which ones should i buy and what position should i put them in??
thanks in advance
#2
if u get EMGs, never go passive. they aren't famous for the passives.

how many pickup spaces are there on ur guitar?


and go for some other brand's passive. u don't need to worry about batteries.
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#4
state the genre preference, bands u play like, amp, budget, stuff like that.
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#5
budget doesnt really matter, i like playing metallica stuff, thats what got me into wanting emgs :P and a marshall dsl401
#6
for a passive pickup set, get a set of Seymour Duncan Custom Custom, or go active and get a set of EMGs. 81/85 set is pretty common for people seeking metal oriented tones.
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#7
I got EMG's in my LTD, battery goes dead every 2-3 months or so, it won't cut out straight away, just starts to sound less sharp for a while then cuts out.
#8
EMGs are awesome for a killer metal tone. however, just so you know, DiMarzio recently released a set of pickups called the D-Activators, that, according to Guitar World, are as good as active p-ups, but more versatile, and without the battery. They run about 100 US each, but you may want to look into them.
#9
theres a FAQ page on the emg website
it tells you approx how many hours the batteries last
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