Poll: Emgs - What do you think of them?
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View poll results: Emgs - What do you think of them?
Excellent
26 51%
Decent
13 25%
Indifferent
3 6%
Awful
1 2%
Overrated
8 16%
Voters: 51.
#1
Just a poll to find out opinions here. I won't post my opinion or vote, for the sake of slanting votes.
#4
I love mine. I have them in almost all my guitars. They shape my sound. The 81, the 81TW, the 85, the 89 and the 60. Even the 60-7 and the 81-7 are great.
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#5
I think they lack headroom majorly. I don't know about the 18v mod though...
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#6
im not a fan of them. but then again im a single coil fan, so why would i like them
people with large sig's are clearly compensating for something.
#7
Quote by Lamrick21
im not a fan of them. but then again im a single coil fan, so why would i like them


haha try the S series. its pretty sick.
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#8
I don't have a guitar with them, but I've tried a Esp Eclipse and Ltd EC-1000 with them, but I didn't play so long so I don't really have a good ground to build my opinion on. But my first thought was that I liked how they sounded with distortion, palm-muting sounded really great. But I will have to try them more to be certain of what I think of them. So I don't vote.
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#9
Quote by Dark_Raven10
haha try the S series. its pretty sick.

any guitars you could name with them in it that i could test out?
people with large sig's are clearly compensating for something.
#10
i'm not a fan of EMGs. but they're certainly not terrible.
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#11
Quote by Lamrick21
any guitars you could name with them in it that i could test out?


Some of the new Schecters have them. I think it's the Stiletto Classic.
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#12
They're pretty good, but you need a decent amp to get good sound out of them.
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#13
I love EMGs. I'm going to start putting actives in my guitars very soon. I think the 89/81TW might be my choice for my new ESP If not, 60/81 will be what I do. But EMGs are the shiz!
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#15
^ me too. Since getting a guitar with EMG's, i find the passives in my other guitars sound a lot weaker and with less definition.
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#16
I love my EMGs(81/85TW), I actually don't mind their cleans as long as I roll back the guitar volume, but I bought them for metal, so they work great in that situation.
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#17
I love mine, and I find them to be just as versatile as any passive pickup combo I've played through. I think so long as you have a good tube amp and know how to EQ then EMG's are a great choice ... if you don't however they just aren't going to work for you.
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#18
They sound amazing on tube amps.. So precise and crisp.
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#19
Even on my SS they sound totally different (way better) to any passives I've played through it.
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#20
Quote by Lamrick21
any guitars you could name with them in it that i could test out?


i havent seen a guitar equipped with them, but i know they sell them.
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