#1
Hey everyone, I was looking into this guitar...

http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000mapcsbemg.html

Agile AL-3000 Maple Top EMG. It comes with 81/85. Now i've heard all the claims that EMG's (particularly the 81/85 set) can only do metal. Now I play a lot of metal, but I also play some classic rock and instrumental type stuff (Satch/Petrucci). When I do play classic rock, I end up playing it a little heavier, like how Dream Theater covers Zep and stuff.

Will it do? I've heard EMG's are lifeless, only good for metal, ect., someone help!
#2
ppl who say that need to actually try them, and in more guitar than say a jackson rhoads model, if youw ant it i say go for it, the 85 is especially good for the neck, really smooyth and mellow
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)
#4
people try an 81 through a schecter and a 5150 and wonder why it sounds sterile and limited. 85, bridge, fender twin, delay. yum yum yum. add a tube screamer, good god.
#7
id say go for it. If Claudio Sasnchez, Dan Jacobs, and several other guitar players that i can tthink of are any indicator tone-wise, id say u can get some good tone out of em. Definately good for heavy stuff. Its when u try to get Classic rock style cleans like the Allman Bros or the Beatles is when ppl hate em. Clean, most ppl hate EMGs.
#8
For classic rock, I mean overdriven heavier bands, stuff like Zeppelin, AC/DC, ect.
#9
I have the 81/85s and 81/89s and I think that the 89 is far better than the 85. the single coil switching is very nice for cleans. Ive tried the 60 aswell and from what I heard I still prefer the 89
Last edited by Beerguzzler at Oct 28, 2007,
#10
I can get a perfectly acceptable ledzep/ac/dc tone with my EMG's and peavey 6505+ you just have to know how to EQ
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#11
Well how would I EQ my XXX so that it can do heavier classic rock?

Would I be better getting the standard AL-3000 for $50 less and investing in some Dimarzio's or SD's?