#1
Hi all, guitar in question: http://www.zzounds.com/item--ESPEC1000

Ive been researching and reading and searching a lot for the past week on which pups would suit me better/are better for this body

EMG 81 pickups (or Seymour Duncan JB/59 Zebra)

I definately play a lot of hardcore and heavy rock but I want pleasing clean tones as well and ive heard the EMGs handle both better , but ive also heard the SDs are the better bet

any opinions?

thanks!
#2
i personally like the SDs. the just sound better IMHO. the emgs are good, dont get me wrong, but i just like the sound of the duncans better.
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#3
as long as you know how to EQ, the EMGs will do cleans fine, trust me, I love the EMG clean.
#4
id get the emgs
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#5
ill sell you my ec-1000 with the duncans for 600$.... its in great condition
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#6
I chose the emgs
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#7
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ill sell you my ec-1000 with the duncans for 600$.... its in great condition

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why you all say emgs?
#8
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as long as you know how to EQ, the EMGs will do cleans fine, trust me, I love the EMG clean.

could you please explain
#9
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could you please explain


He's saying if you EQ your clean channel right, the EMGs will sound good.
A tube amp should help to
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#10
it all comes down to preference. emgs do not sound bad at all clean (i especially love the 60/81 combo), saying emgs are only good for metal is retarded and, unfortunately, a common misconception. but i prefer the tone that you get with a pair of good, passive pickups. i've got an ec1000 with sd's and it's my main guitar for basically everything, from cleans to indie to hard rock/80s metal, even jazz and blues.
#11
Choose what you like. The Duncans are more versatile, but its all about what you like.
#12
Yea i'm feeling the SD's right now. anyone got that vintage sunburst and if so hows that baby look? some pictures online are misleading
#14
definately the sd's with the flame, my friend(and bandmate) has a emg vintage one and i d take the duncs over it
#15
i'd get an edwards instead. if you don't get caught with customs (and a lot of US people seem to avoid them), it'd be a similar price, and, IMO, nicer.
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#17
it depends on your personal liking, i believe. try both of them out and then decide. it's your own personal preference, not others. personally i would take the EMGs
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