#1
I'm bent on getting the Hellraiser, it's such a comfortable ****ing guitar. I'm in love with the damn thing, and the cut heel just gives me the greatest feeling!

Only issue is that I want to play every genre imaginable, metal, jazz, pop, funk, reggae, etc etc.

Now, active EMG's, to my knowledge, are only good for metal/hard rock. But these ones have coil taps, I haven't gotten enough time with the guitar, or a good amp (stupid MG setups) to determine whether these sound good clean, or even behave cleanly.

What are your opinions, can these pickups handle doing cleans?
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#2
You're talking about the Schecter right? The Schecter hellraiser is a good guitar for hard rock and metal, but not so much for everything else. You might wanna check out the Schecter C-1 classic. It's just like the hellraiser except with premium Seymour Duncan humbuckers. I believe that the pickups are the only difference.
#3
buy the guitar, sell the EMGs and buy some high output bareknuckles such as the warpig. Or miricle man which are meant to sound very EMG like, but will offer brilliant cleans, and a better distorted sound
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#4
Ignore the previous two posts imo...
Sounds like they dont even know about the coil tap

I have no experience with it, sorry, but Im contemplating buying a Hellraiser as well
#5
Go with the C-1 Classic. Better pickups!
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#6
I played it at GC the other day, I loved the cleans, they still have some VERY slight thickness to them which is great since most single coil pickups (on the bridge position) sound really thin, and even under heavy distortion, they sounded great and were still quiet, so the 89's good in my book.
#7
I have active EMG's in my washburn (85 and 81) and if you use the neck pickup and you turn roll down the volume knob and tweak your eq a bit you can actually get a pretty decent jazz sound. If you turn the volume up again but not all the way you get a more punchy sound that is nice for blues leads. But it's just my opinion, everyone likes a different sound, so i suggest you just try out a guitar with EMG's and experiment with rolling the volume knob back.
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#8
They work very well for cleans, and for anything else for that matter. All you need to do is dial in the right settings and you're good.
#9
So the general verdict on the Tapped EMG's is that they are good, and that it is a good investment, cause I'm in love with this ultra access heel. And the Classic doesn't have it, it has a regular heel.
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#10
i wouldnt try to use emgs for anything other than metal...you just dont get the sound or tone your looking for with them for anything else...passives imo are your best choice if you play multiple genres...
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i wouldnt try to use emgs for anything other than metal...you just dont get the sound or tone your looking for with them for anything else...passives imo are your best choice if you play multiple genres...


Do you ****ing guys not listen or cant you just read?

HES TALKING ABOUT THE COIL TAPPED ONES and if you know at least a bit about them, you know that they are good clean
#12
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Do you ****ing guys not listen or cant you just read?

HES TALKING ABOUT THE COIL TAPPED ONES and if you know at least a bit about them, you know that they are good clean


No worries man I'm used to this crap on UG, I just filter these people out usually if they choose not to read what I posted, but yes, I'm gonna go see if I can play the Hellraiser in an amp room for agood couple hours to make my own decision. I'm really liking this guitar.

Thanks though mates.
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#13
I tried the coil tapped ones on a Hellraiser just yesterday at GC. I was plugged into a Dual Recto. All I can say is WOW. The dual recto does not have the best clean channel, but the coil tapped 89 sounded wonderful. It had a high-end chime to it. I haven't the chance to try the 81 coil tapped though. Simply put, these pickups are very versatile and will certainly work for most genres, if not, "every genre imaginable." I am even considering buying the 2008 Hellraiser. I warn you though, don't just take my word that these pickups are great. You ought to try them out yourself. Your opinion is all that matters.
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I though only the EMG 89 could coil tap?
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I though only the EMG 89 could coil tap?

Actually, the 81 in the Hellraiser is an 81TW. The 81 does not coil tap, but the 81TW does.
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