#1
I'm just wondering how a Gibson SG would be with EMG 81 at bridge and EMG 85 at neck.
I hate that everything is so much more expensive here in Sweden than in USA
Last edited by gudinge at Feb 23, 2008,
#2
lol if im right put the 85 at the bridge and 81 at neck but with a SG should be pretty good though you a metal guy ?!?!if not get the kerry King set from slayer comes with the afterburner...20db gainbooster by a flick of a switch but overall the combo should be good
#3
Basically every guitar with EMG's sounds like a guitar with EMG's.

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#4
Nah, shadowchild, you're wrong, you put the 81 at the bridge, in the lead position and the 85 at the neck.
#5
Quote by El Maurizio
Nah, shadowchild, you're wrong, you put the 81 at the bridge, in the lead position and the 85 at the neck.


lol must have gotten confused lol its prety late wher i am right now so im not hinkin right LOL SORRY ATE BUT STILL KFK SET 20db BOOSTER YEAOWW!!! XD \m/
#7
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ok thanks, i'm going to buy it some day :p


lol sweet remember..EMG Kerry King Set..KFK..20 db gain BOOSTER WHOOT!!!! XDXD
#8
EMG + Gibson = orgasm
but still what kinda pickups are in the SG i wouldnt go replacing them if they are decent Gibson ones, what model SG?
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#9
it's a Gibson SG faded with 490R and 490T, i like it but i'm interested in new pickups
#10
k yeah theyr just stock P'ups replacing them is a good option
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#12
you can also do double 81's which will get you a bit of a kirk hammet sound. emgs are pretty much a metal pickup seeing as not many people use them from other genres. thats not to say they dont, but alot of people seem to like other brand active pickups for stuff that isnt heavy metal.
#13
Quote by Ali-b912
you can also do double 81's which will get you a bit of a kirk hammet sound. emgs are pretty much a metal pickup seeing as not many people use them from other genres. thats not to say they dont, but alot of people seem to like other brand active pickups for stuff that isnt heavy metal.


yea he's right its more for metal other people for other genres go for liek seymore lol dont know how ta spell it but EMG more for rock
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Unsigned Records on this site has them in his SG Standard.
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#15
I've got an 81 in the bridge of my special faded. Its much better than the stock pickups. It will sound good, especially if you are into the emg sound.
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#16
The 81's sound ****ing great in sg's. One of my favorite bands does this. Of course it's for a heavy rock style or metal only.
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Quote by hamish5178
Unsigned Records on this site has them in his SG Standard.

indeed!

but yeah, first, knowing what amp you have first is more important. if you got new pickups and are running them through a shoddy amp, you're gonna feel cheated out of your money.

and if you're primarily playing rock/hard rock/metal, the emg's will do great in being tight, focused, and clear. if you're looking for more classic rock/vintage sag, emg's wouldn't be the best choice. not to say they can't, but they're not the best choice for aftermarket pickups for it.

anyway, the 81 in the bridge is pretty trebley and tight, while the 85 is smooth and bassy in the neck. maybe consider putting a 60 in the neck instead of the 85 for better lead tones.
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#20
I have an 81 and 85 in my Faded and it sounds MUCH better than those weak pickups that come in it.
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#21
Quote by El Maurizio
Nah, shadowchild, you're wrong, you put the 81 at the bridge, in the lead position and the 85 at the neck.


i put in an 85 in the bridge position of my dinky.

go on, say i'm wrong.
#24
Quote by haz_uk
i put in an 85 in the bridge position of my dinky.

go on, say i'm wrong.

The 85 sounds great in the bridge.

Little less output and treble, little more bass. I like it.
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According to his profile...a 15W Fender

haha. those emgs arent going to do anything for you.
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#27
i would get some iommi pups they are sweet as, really drivey sounding. LOve them
#28
well i do have a crappy fender frontman 15g but i'm going to buy a better one