#1
hi
im wondering if my EMG actives would sound good with a peavey valveking 112
i mostly play heavy metal/thash/death metal
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#2
Maybe EMG's + VK + overdrive

The EMG's won't get you there alone though.

Well maybe thrash/heavy, but for death metal, I would also recommend an OD
#3
Well I would suggest trying it out yourself to tell you the truth, it's the best option.
#5
wtf

he asked the question "will active emgs sound good with a valveking"

not tell me how i can make my valveking do death metal.

for ****s sake some people are annoying on this site.
#6
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wtf

he asked the question "will active emgs sound good with a valveking"

not tell me how i can make my valveking do death metal.

for ****s sake some people are annoying on this site.

You on the rag or something?

Yes he did indeed ask that question ,and he also said "i mostly play heavy metal/thash/death metal"

Reading between the lines, that kind of implies that he'll want his valveking to do, amongst other things, "death metal", and that the proposed purchase of EMG's is with a view to accomplishing that goal.

Therefore I'm sure he'll welcome any advice people have to offer on the subject.

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#7
I've heard that EMGs don't really work that well with the VK, but I've never tried that personally. Why not go to guitar center and try a Zakk wylde LP on the VK to find out before you buy?
#9
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How will emgs work with a modeller amp like micro cube?

It won't sound any different then any other pickup. You only hear the difference between pickups on a mid-high end amp.
#10
Actually, I have to say, that if you play high-gain music, the R-fier will sound a lot better with higher output (and of course better) pickups. With the stock single coils of a Squier strat (aka. crap pickups) it's outright terrible, with a Hot Rails it's a lot better, and with a good humbucker it's great.

(that's from my personal experience with a Microcube)
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#11
Ok i will probably never gonna change my amp again so i will go modifying my guitar maybe... a passive or active pickup would be better?
#12
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It won't sound any different then any other pickup. You only hear the difference between pickups on a mid-high end amp.




Idiot.

EMGs, in my experience, sound like utter crap on Cubes. Any decent set of passive humbuckers will do you fine for metal on a Cube.
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Idiot.

EMGs, in my experience, sound like utter crap on Cubes. Any decent set of passive humbuckers will do you fine for metal on a Cube.


+1. Active pickups don't sound good on modelling amps. A few Line 6 guys used to complain about crazy feedback with actives, and noisegating didn't help.
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#14
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wtf

he asked the question "will active emgs sound good with a valveking"

not tell me how i can make my valveking do death metal.

for ****s sake some people are annoying on this site.



gtfo.
#15
EMGs are good... I like them.
If you like the sound of EMGs and want an edgier tone through the VK I say go for it.

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#16
I use Emg's on my VK and it sounds fine, it sounds like typical active emg's and gives a bit of a boost so you can accomplish metal at tad bit easier like any high output pickup would.

Also usually actives are better for tube amps so if you go with SS or a modeler i would get passives. My old valvestate marshall used to hate my emg's...
#17
Go with an EMG bridge, a passive neck, and go the 18V mod on the EMG.
Get new tubes soon as you do.
If you can, find a guy who matches old american tubes.
I get mine from a guy who goes through old radios, TVs, anything with tubes, finds the EL84s, 6L6s and 12ax7s and then matches the power on them, sells them as sets for tube amps.
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#18
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Go with an EMG bridge, a passive neck, and go the 18V mod on the EMG.
Get new tubes soon as you do.
If you can, find a guy who matches old american tubes.
I get mine from a guy who goes through old radios, TVs, anything with tubes, finds the EL84s, 6L6s and 12ax7s and then matches the power on them, sells them as sets for tube amps.


You do realize you cant just slap in a passive and active and expect them to work there's alot of behind the scenes stuff to get them to work properly.
#19
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You do realize you cant just slap in a passive and active and expect them to work there's alot of behind the scenes stuff to get them to work properly.

Yeah, individual volume and 500k pots, sure they're not gonna match with both at 10.
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#20
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Go with an EMG bridge, a passive neck, and go the 18V mod on the EMG.
Get new tubes soon as you do.
If you can, find a guy who matches old american tubes.
I get mine from a guy who goes through old radios, TVs, anything with tubes, finds the EL84s, 6L6s and 12ax7s and then matches the power on them, sells them as sets for tube amps.


mixing passives and actives is not very fun, more work than it's worth really IMO.
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#21
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Yeah, individual volume and 500k pots, sure they're not gonna match with both at 10.

No.
Actives use 25k pots and passives use 250k or 500k.
There's a lot of tricks to get them to work right.
The easiest way is to keep them separate all the way to the toggle, and you'll be fine with each pickup alone, but they may sound stupid together.
Well. There is no reason to have actives and passives in the same guitar.
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