#1
I have a jackson dinkey with the EMG-Hz, i am looking at buying an 81 and 85 active Emg, im just wondering, will it really help that much?
#2
not really it's the amp that effects the tone.
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#3
Quote by COBHC_Slayer
not really it's the amp that effects the tone.

Are you kidding?

Of course the EMGs will give a much hotter tone, if that's what you're in to.
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#4
Yea im trying to get a little heavier sounding, and increase my gain, i was looking at the emg-pa2 which increases the gain i guess. If it helps i have a the 120 watt crate without all the special effects, and i use a metal muff with an equalizer.
#6
I have the cash, but i dont want to just go out and buy them without know if the outcome is going to be worth it, i dont want to spend 200dollars for a set of pickups where i can barely notice a difference.
#7
there is definitely a diffrence between the hz and the actives in sound, the hz sounded muddy when i tried them but i just love the actives.
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#9
i didn't see the EMG 81/85 in there sorry.
The EMG KFK set comes with the PA2 gain booster.
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Marshall 2203KK
Marshall 1960A 4x12 Cab
Boss ML-2 Metalcore
Coffin Case Blooddrive
#10
Yea i was looking at that set also, my sound right now isnt bad, but i would love for it to be better. Any clue on how hard it is to change the pickups?I have changed pickups before, but all where passive, is it harder to go from a passive to active?and should this be something do-able myself or should i get it done by a professional
#11
Get them man, active EMG's are MUCH better.
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#12
Quote by thrashinghabit
Yea i was looking at that set also, my sound right now isnt bad, but i would love for it to be better. Any clue on how hard it is to change the pickups?I have changed pickups before, but all where passive, is it harder to go from a passive to active?and should this be something do-able myself or should i get it done by a professional


take it to a shop, it should only cost 10-20 to do it.
#14
if you do get the KFK set the PA2 has be routed to fit the guitar.
Ibanez RG1570
B.C. Rich KKV
Jackson RR3
Jackson RR5
Ibanez S320
Ibanez S520EX
Vox AD50VT-XL
Dunlop Zakk Wylde Wah
Marshall 2203KK
Marshall 1960A 4x12 Cab
Boss ML-2 Metalcore
Coffin Case Blooddrive