#1
I see all of these recommendation topics where people say "Well if you play metal then you need EMGs" as if no other pickups will cut it. Meanwhile, there are many passive pickups that have just as much overdriving capability (and sound way better in my humble opinion). I see every metal guitarist either playing with EMGs or wishing he did, and it pisses me the hell off. Everyone sounds the same.

Here is a list of great passive high-gain pickups:
Seymour Duncan:
SH-4 JB
SH-6 Distortion
SH-8 Invader (A7X kiddies, this is what you need.)
SH-10 Full Shred
SH-13 Dimebucker

DiMarzio:
Super Distortion
D Activator
X2N (the best death metal pickup by a large margin)
Evolution
Steve's Special

Now yank those batteries out of your guitar.
#2
You missed the /rant at the end of your post.
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#3
Quote by Arbitror
I see all of these recommendation topics where people say "Well if you play metal then you need EMGs" as if no other pickups will cut it. Meanwhile, there are many passive pickups that have just as much overdriving capability (and sound way better in my humble opinion). I see every metal guitarist either playing with EMGs or wishing he did, and it pisses me the hell off. Everyone sounds the same.

Here is a list of great passive high-gain pickups:
Seymour Duncan:
SH-4 JB
SH-6 Distortion
SH-8 Invader (A7X kiddies, this is what you need.)
SH-10 Full Shred
SH-13 Dimebucker

DiMarzio:
Super Distortion
D Activator
X2N (the best death metal pickup by a large margin)
Evolution
Steve's Special

Now yank those batteries out of your guitar.


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#4
Congratulations, you've successfully made a useless thread.

Why not make one about Marshall MG's being crap?
#5
This thread fails, hard.
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#6
MGs ARE AMAZONG!!!!1111one!!1!111!one
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#7
Quote by Arbitror
Active pickups are not necessary for high gain



......and??

Fail thread fails on all levels

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#8
i like EMGS getting them was a great decision for the tone i like
considering the majority of guitarists use passive i cant understand you getting pissed at this.i mean there high output pickups thats why people suggest them for metal.
#10
i tried to come up with something great to say about this idea...all i could come up with were curse words...

edit....you should be banned for trying to make everyone on here as dumb as you
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#11
I actually do agree. It's ridiculous, the amount of people buying EMGs nowadays. I remember seeing a thread where someone bought a brand new JEM, and wanted to rip the Evos out and put in EMGs so he could sound METUL.
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#12
That is sad ^^^

But also, EMGs are good for metal. They are high gain. And, I do agree that all the slipknot kiddies go buy them without ever even hearing what they actually sound like opposed to other high gain pickups. I, myself, am a DiMarzio man. <3 X2Ns. Evos are great too, but they dont honestly djent.
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#13
Play high gain on some mid-to-high output passive pickups, and let the gain come from your amp. And a pedal obviously, because you're going to need it if you're playing high gain disortion with mid-output pickups. This will make your sound so much clearer than with high gain pickups.

It's worked in my past experience, so take the advice if you want it.
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#14
I use a JB, 59 combo in both my main guitars and it sounds much sweeter and richer than the epic ice picky EMGs
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#15
well, i useEMG's and im at the point where MOST passives just dont pack that punch i like. i love my EMG's and i wouldnt trade them for anything else

thats just my opinion tho
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#16
ain't necessary, no, but it sounds damn good
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#17
yeah i dont care what anybody says, i like dimebuckers
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#18
i can play metal with my 1960s styled sounding Gibson Les Paul...with the gain even at half...

although some gain helps, its not the amount of gain, its the attitude that makes it metal, not maxed out high gain, and EMGs...
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Quote by WolfBlackRiver
i can play metal with my 1960s styled sounding Gibson Les Paul...with the gain even at half...

although some gain helps, its not the amount of gain, its the attitude that makes it metal, not maxed out high gain, and EMGs...

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