#1
I was wondering which one is the best in general and are their strenght/weakness
#2
in general, seymour duncan gets my vote. single coil sized pickups from both aren't the best. humbuckers, seymour duncans make really fat sounding models, as well as really sharp, bassy, metal oriented pickups too. but they still sell livewire and invaders...

EMGs are okay when you need the extra volume to push your amp, but most of the time a bit too much. they can get too trebly/hi-fi, although you can get the spc control (mid boost) to control that. they are better to run through long cables for their low impedance output compared to seymour duncans with high impedance output.
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I was wondering which one is the best in general and are their strenght/weakness


EMG
Pros - less letters, easier to spell
Cons - could be mistakenly pronounced "Emg"

Seymour Duncan
Pros - less likely to be mistaken for a financial conglomerate or insurance company.
Cons - sounds like the name of that fat kid at school that nobody liked, you know, the one who smelled of yoghurt.

EMG and Seymour Duncan are both brand names who make a wide range of different products, you simply can't address a blanket statement like the one you made. Some models compare very closely between the two companies, some are like chalk and cheese...do you have any specific models in mind?
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haha yeah.
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EMG
Pros - less letters, easier to spell
Cons - could be mistakenly pronounced "Emg"

Seymour Duncan
Pros - less likely to be mistaken for a financial conglomerate or insurance company.
Cons - sounds like the name of that fat kid at school that nobody liked, you know, the one who smelled of yoghurt.

EMG and Seymour Duncan are both brand names who make a wide range of different products, you simply can't address a blanket statement like the one you made. Some models compare very closely between the two companies, some are like chalk and cheese...do you have any specific models in mind?[/QUOTE

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EMG
Pros - less letters, easier to spell
Cons - could be mistakenly pronounced "Emg"

Seymour Duncan
Pros - less likely to be mistaken for a financial conglomerate or insurance company.
Cons - sounds like the name of that fat kid at school that nobody liked, you know, the one who smelled of yoghurt.

EMG and Seymour Duncan are both brand names who make a wide range of different products, you simply can't address a blanket statement like the one you made. Some models compare very closely between the two companies, some are like chalk and cheese...do you have any specific models in mind?



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They both make good pickups, however it also depends on what type, the Active Pickups are fairly close, but far as a battery size etc, EMG seems to get my vote, not that Seymour Duncans are bad, but very nice, but just not my cup of tea, they have bearly any difference in sound, only thing a good Seymour Duncan Active pickup is 18V vrs a 9V EMG

now for passive, I'd say Seymour Duncan wins, but EMG's also make pretty good ones

I think your amp has more to worry about than a paticular pickup, but I can say Active pickups can sound really neat on a small tube combo, but I would reccomend having a different guitar with mellow pickups to play cleaner stuff

but then again I'm a guitar pickup bulley
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