#1
Hey guys. I'm looking forward to soon invest in a guitar with EMG's and a smaller neck to play. My other two guitars have fat and somewhat slow necks, and i can't get enough ditortion and that "chug" for metal. I'm looking for a good guitar with EMG's and is in the price range of under $400. Ibanez perhaps?
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#2
Try Some Ibanezes.
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#4
You probably won't find something with EMG's for $400 or less. I suggest maybe saving up a bit, you could get the new Dean MLK, which is $650. Or a Hellraiser hardtail hellraiser, which is also around $650.

But I doubt you'll have much luck even used, as EMG pickups alone cost about $200.
#5
^ +1

You probably want to focus on getting an amp that would work well with active pickups before anyways...
#6
well i have the RG Artic Frost edition and the pickups on it say "designed by EMG" and they sound kick ass but idk if they r EMGs of Ibanez rip offs.............either way they sound pretty awsome, and im pretty sure that it was around $400 if not just a bit more

oh and as for the amp problem i use a Line 6 spider 3 150 watt head and a Mashall Cabinet (the cabinet is realy old it used to be my dads and he is 41 i think) and it sounds great but at high levels i have to roll back the gain just a bit to avoid ****ty tone.
Last edited by Baldorr at Jun 6, 2008,
#7
EMGs sound pretty crappy through a SS amp in my experience. Make sure you try out EMGs on your amp at a guitar shop and make sure you wouldn't rather spend the money on a new amp.
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#8
Quote by edusty2010
You probably won't find something with EMG's for $400 or less.


Agile AL-2500 EMG

Comes in Tribal Green, Tribal Blue, or Black.

$390.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#9
Emgs are great...but have a slightly compressed sound..
Try some out before you buy..They do ungodly wails...
but you wont have that dissonance between chords and
palm mutes that you have with passives...

Another thing is youre gonna have to really develop your
own style with an 81/85 combo. Any one within 2 square
miles will have their ears prick up as soon as you strum
a string. They are such a familiar tone in commercial music
today..that you may have trouble not sounding like someone
else.

I love mine...You may find it hard to go back to passives after
you start wailing on those things. The battery not a pain at
all either..I change mine 2-3 times a year..and I could probably
get away with once or twice a year..but i use rechargeable
9volts..so ..its no biggie..
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#10
Quote by FacingUsAll
Agile AL-2500 EMG

Comes in Tribal Green, Tribal Blue, or Black.

$390.


Quote by edusty2010
You probably won't find something with EMG's for $400 or less.


Probably.


The fact remains that the $400 would more than likely be better spend on an amp than a guitar with EMG's, which are pretty notorious for needing a good amp to sound good. I love EMG's, but I won't defend them, on small SS amps they sound like crap. Now IMO EMG's + good tube amp = orgasm.
#11
*CAUTION*
emgs dont portray the sound of your guitar, they make a guitar sound like just another guitar with emgs...
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#12
Quote by edusty2010

Probably.


The fact remains that the $400 would more than likely be better spend on an amp than a guitar with EMG's, which are pretty notorious for needing a good amp to sound good. I love EMG's, but I won't defend them, on small SS amps they sound like crap. Now IMO EMG's + good tube amp = orgasm.


I totally agree, I think EMGs sound like crap through your standard SS amp.

I was just giving the example for future reference.

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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#13
Quote by FacingUsAll
Agile AL-2500 EMG

Comes in Tribal Green, Tribal Blue, or Black.

$390.


Those come with "EMG Select"
Which are really cheap
You can buy those new for $20 a pup

I'd say look at
ESP LTD M-200FM
Ibanez RG2EX1
or the Jackson DXMG

But first off, what amp do you have?
#14
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']Those come with "EMG Select"
Which are really cheap
You can buy those new for $20 a pup


Agile AL-2500 Tribal Green EMG

The New, Low Cost, High Value Spectacular!
# Real Quilted Maple top and single cutaway solid Mahogany arch top body
# Made in USA Active EMG 81/85 Pickups
# Full body and neck binding
# Set-in Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and trapezodial inlays
# 22 Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play
# Grover Die Cast tuners
# Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
# Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
# Made in Korea
# Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16"
# Neck Taper is 21.5 mm at the 1st fret and 23.5 mm at the 12th fret
# Thickness of neck at the first fret approx 11/16"
# Overall length, including the strap button: 40"; Scale length: 24.7"
# Bridge pole spacing is 3", and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4"
# Width at the widest point: 13"
# Body thickness 2" at edge
# Actual Weight is only 10 lbs
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#16
No worries.

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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#17
Alright thanks for the suggestions!
So now do you guys know any good amps for metal?
If there isn't i was thinking get an amp with a good clean channel and just get pedals for the metal sound.
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Kirk Hammett = my half filipino metal idol :P
#18
Practice amps?
That Vox is decent
Might as well go for a tube amp
Epiphone Valve JR
or Blackheart little giant
?
And then get a distortion pedal
But I can recommend a Boss ME-50
Has about any distortion or effect you can ever want on it
#19
Quote by edusty2010
You probably won't find something with EMG's for $400 or less. I suggest maybe saving up a bit, you could get the new Dean MLK, which is $650. Or a Hellraiser hardtail hellraiser, which is also around $650.

But I doubt you'll have much luck even used, as EMG pickups alone cost about $200.


Agreed. but the hellraiser will have a much thicker neck.
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#20
Quote by bi-ah!
*CAUTION*
emgs dont portray the sound of your guitar, they make a guitar sound like just another guitar with emgs...


That's just pure speculation and stupidity.
I'm sure the various factors that influence the Guitar's tone don't apply all of a sudden?

You seem like a smart person, so please don't make such stupid posts in the future.
Please.
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