#1
Hey, I'm new here and I've been playing guitar for like two years.

I have a Washburn WV16, and imo it's pretty good actually. I can get a pretty cool sound with it if I have the right amp. I have a 15w Randall amp that I find sucky, even though I get a pretty good sound with it, it's just that I'd never record with it or playing live with it. Now to my question:

If I'm buying a set of EMG 81's for like €200, on a guitar that I bought for €200 from the beginning, is it worth the money? Is it going to give me a better sound even though I have a crappy amp? I thought about it this way: I can buy a set of EMG's, and when I buy a new guitar like next year or so I can easily transfer them to the new guitar.

But I'm not sure if it's just better to wait to buy the EMG's until when I'm buying a new guitar, or if it's going to effect my current guitar with a positive effect even though I have a crappy amp?

Hope you all understand my quesiotn. I'm a little tired and stuff, so if something is unclear, just ask me. Thank you.
#2
They won't help as much as you hope. Your amp defines AT LEAST eighty percent of your tone.
#3
Get a new amp; the EMG's won't make such a big affect on your tone with that amp of yours. On the other hand, if you get a new amp, your tone would change drastically!

What music do you play anyway?
#4
ive heard that EMGs work well thru a tube amp..
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#5
Ya...EMG's don't really do too well with Solid States...
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#6
Thanks for your replies. That's what I thought, the amp does it all, hehe. I had the cash for a Peavey Bandit II, which is supposed to give you pretty good sound, but I said to myself "What the hell, I'll buy it another time" and then I spent the cash on other stuff. Stupid of me, I know.

Do you guys know a pretty good amp that can deliver a powerful sound for maybe €200-€250 until I can buy a more expensive one? I play most hard rock/metal with pretty much alot of distortion.