#1
Hey,

I have a Schecter C1 Exotic Star w/ a PEAVEY VALVEKING 112 and BOSS MT2 Metal Zone.

Now they are all great but I was thinking about installing EMG 81 and 85's to my Schecter.

I just wanna know if that is a smart thing to do?

I play alot of Metal songs like BFMV and A7X etc and ever guitar I hear that has EMG's they sound awsome man.
#4
It'll sound better with an overdrive pedal instead of that digital bee hive known as the MT2.
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#5
Not a distortion, get an overdrive.
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#6
honestly, for the valveking I would get a distortion, especially for modern high gain stuff, most ODs probably won't cut it, try a metal muff.
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#7
when i put EMGs into my C-1+ it sounded a lot better then the stock pickups and there should be enough room in the control cavity for the battery so you dont have to worry about cutting a new hole. I also recommend getting a new distortion/OD pedal if you can
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#9
Step away from Boss and go for a Maxon tubescreamer.
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#10
I was thinking about the Ibanez TubeScreamer, but will that give you a metal sound ?
#11
Today I played on my friends Marshall JTM60 with his Vintage Les Paul. It had standard pickups that come with Vintage guitars. It sounded really REALLY good in fact.

I then played on someone elses Epi LP with EMG Zakk Wylde set in it (into the same amp) and it sounded like pure sh*t to be honest.

It is possible his battery was running low.. But I am officially against EMGs now.. God, it made me cringe.
#12
Quote by Untitled001
Today I played on my friends Marshall JTM60 with his Vintage Les Paul. It had standard pickups that come with Vintage guitars. It sounded really REALLY good in fact.

I then played on someone elses Epi LP with EMG Zakk Wylde set in it (into the same amp) and it sounded like pure sh*t to be honest.

It is possible his battery was running low.. But I am officially against EMGs now.. God, it made me cringe.



using a vintage guitar thats well built and aged will more than likely sound fuller and better than a newer guitar that is not of the same quality.

thats like comparing a custom made prs to a squier

your post = epic fail
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Guitars:
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-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
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Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#13
emg 81s kill all competition the only other type of pick up u might want to think about is the new seymour duncan blackouts which i have yet to try but i'd get emgs for sure
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maxon od808
boss chorus
boss de-7
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#14
Quote by JLT73
using a vintage guitar thats well built and aged will more than likely sound fuller and better than a newer guitar that is not of the same quality.

thats like comparing a custom made prs to a squier

your post = epic fail

He's not talking vintage as in old. He's talking Vintage as in the guitar company.

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emg 81s kill all competition the only other type of pick up u might want to think about is the new seymour duncan blackouts which i have yet to try but i'd get emgs for sure

You obviously haven't used much pickups.

The DiMarzios in my Ibanez completely destroy the EMGs in my SG.
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#15
Quote by JLT73
using a vintage guitar thats well built and aged will more than likely sound fuller and better than a newer guitar that is not of the same quality.

thats like comparing a custom made prs to a squier

your post = epic fail


Your assumption = epic Fail.

Vintage as in the brand... Hence - the capitalization of the word Vintage.