#1
yo, I was thinkin of buying some EMG 81/85's. Just want to know your guys view on them. And I aint playin no soft clean music with this im doin death metal/grindcore and other blah blah blah
#2
If I were you, I'd save the money and put it towards getting a new amp, because through the MG you won't notice a difference if you change the pickups.
#3
yeah for death metal/grindcore, imo EMG's are the way to go.
I'd go with the 81/60 set though as I find the 60 much better than the 85.

However- just looked at your gear, EMG's will make next to no difference because your amp is dismal- amp plays the part in the vast majority of your tone, so look to upgrade that first.
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#4
EMGs might sound worse through your amp than your current pickups.
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#5
If you want 81/85's, I'll sell you mine. I'm getting them switched out anytime now.
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#7
Honestly, get a new amp, pickups won't do ****.
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#8
tj, how much for ur emgs ? im looking for some for my SG i got for my bday
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#9
they're good for a live band setting. they cut through the mix well. but personally, they're too trebly for me and sterile sounding. from what I've heard from friends who use them, they aren't very good for recording either, as a couple of friends have borrowed my guitars while recording.

but if it's for a live guitar and it's all about gain, I wouldn't recommend against it. those were just a few cons and pros I've dealt with. they're definetely on the better end of the spectrum of pups.
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#10
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they're good for a live band setting. they cut through the mix well. but personally, they're too trebly for me and sterile sounding. from what I've heard from friends who use them, they aren't very good for recording either, as a couple of friends have borrowed my guitars while recording.

but if it's for a live guitar and it's all about gain, I wouldn't recommend against it. those were just a few cons and pros I've dealt with. they're definetely on the better end of the spectrum of pups.

While I agree he would be better off investing in an amp first, that's ridiculous man, they record fine, no different than other pickups. They may even record better IME in certain situations because of the low noise. You've owned them and experienced these problems?
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#12
If your serious about the EMGs then you should get the KFK set


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While I agree he would be better off investing in an amp first, that's ridiculous man, they record fine, no different than other pickups. They may even record better IME in certain situations because of the low noise. You've owned them and experienced these problems?


I've owned them, yes. but I can't constitute for the recording. that info was simply related to me from two different friends that were recording, and thier guitars had EMG's and they wanted something passive. I can't argue against you, but that's what I heard. and thier recordings turned out pretty well, so I have to go with thier word.
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#14
I've PM'd you guys, but make me an offer for them.
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#15
I haven't had any problems using mine with an SS amp, but, I have noticed they don't co-operate with distortion pedals well.
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