#1
i'm getting a schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR soon and have been thinking of replacing the pickups with the new duncan blackouts. Mainly because i have always loved seymour duncan and because Alexi from CoB uses them now. Anyway I was just wondering how much my tone would actually change.
#2
Are you happy with your tone now?

What amp do you have?
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Mainly because i have always loved seymour duncan and because Alexi from CoB uses them now.


Haha, thats the best reason to go with seymour duncan...not.

If you have a pretty good amp then changing pickups would be worth it.

I've heard the blackouts are supposed to be a load better than EMGs. If this is true definatly go for it man. I really like the EMGs in my Ibanez, I can't imagine something being that much better.
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#4
What a lame reason to switch over.. I feel sorry for you.
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#5
EMG's lost a lot of big name players to SD with the new blackouts, which makes me wonder if they really are that much better, or duncan has spent big $ to get them to endorse
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Quote by Chad11491
EMG's lost a lot of big name players to SD with the new blackouts, which makes me wonder if they really are that much better, or duncan has spent big $ to get them to endorse


Yeah, i've been interested in that myself, cause i'm *this close* to buying a set of EMG's for my LP, but i'm waiting to hear more about the blackouts first.
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#7
Everybody seems to think the Blackouts are the bees knees even though nobody has played them .
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#8
I wanted put EMG81/85 into my Ibanez RG but I guess I'll wait for some feedback about the SD Blackouts....
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#9
yeah, i know, they keep talking about how amazing they are but i haven't seen or heard a single clip of them
#10
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I wanted put EMG81/85 into my Ibanez RG but I guess I'll wait for some feedback about the SD Blackouts....


I highly recommend the 89/81. It's a load more versatile. Sounds great in my RG.
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#11
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I highly recommend the 89/81. It's a load more versatile. Sounds great in my RG.


89 is the one with both a humbucker and single coil, right? I've always wanted to hear that one in action. I know Matt Heafy (stfu I love that guy) used to use one in his LP in the Ascendancy days, but I don't recall seeing him actually use the 89.

Anyways, the 81/60 would be a great set, as the 60 can put out some really nice clean tones, unlike the 85 which adds too much crunch to the clean.

The Blackouts sound great but they aren't as versatile.
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89 is the one with both a humbucker and single coil, right? I've always wanted to hear that one in action. I know Matt Heafy (stfu I love that guy) used to use one in his LP in the Ascendancy days, but I don't recall seeing him actually use the 89.

Anyways, the 81/60 would be a great set, as the 60 can put out some really nice clean tones, unlike the 85 which adds too much crunch to the clean.

The Blackouts sound great but they aren't as versatile.


They 89 sounds great. In single coil mode, I'm not kidding, it could pass off as a strat. Very good tone, nice and fat.
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#13
Yeah i don't care much about my clean tone seeing as i never use one. I play a line 6 flextone (actually good). I wouldn't put the pickups in as soon as i buy the guitar. I just never really liked the sound of EMG's and all of my previous guitars had duncans in them so I figured i'd save up again for a set of Blackouts.
#14
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What a lame reason to switch over.. I feel sorry for you.


thanks for the advice douchebag
#15
alexi uses the EMG HZ pickups in his guitar(or maybe not anymore, w/e)...and they suck but he has his guitar run though good stuff so itl still be good but i gu
but the active EMGs are very awesum
but ive heard mad good stuff about the duncans...so
get the duncans
#16
I thought alexi went from using an emg hz with a preamp booster built into his guitar to just using an emg 81 and now I guess he has switched to blackouts?? hm.. we need to get some people on here that have used them to tell us how they stack up finally im curious about how much better they could possibly be... probably just all hype
#17
i went to russo's guitar center (my local music store) and they had a modded gibby explorer with duncan blackouts in it, i'm not sure on what model or anything, but they sounded magnificent. I've played gutiars loaded with emgs before, and on great amps. But the blackouts at least to me blew emgs out of the water. i could take it from tight distortion to warm cleans. I was only able to play on em for about 15 minuites through a jcm 800 combo if it matters.
#18
i've been considering replacing the EMGs in my Hellraiser for the blackouts. I'd definitely want to play them first, and have to find someone willing to buy my 81/85 set. I've only the Hellraiser for a little over a year, and the EMG set is $200 brand new, while the Blackouts are $173.
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#19
Quote by Chad11491
yeah, i know, they keep talking about how amazing they are but i haven't seen or heard a single clip of them

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/cutting-edge/blackouts/

click on 'video demo' below the picture. they sound pretty good to me but I'd need a side-by-side comparison with EMG's to pick a winner.
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