#1
Today I just played my B-52 AT-100 head.

I have a couple of guitars with humbuckers.

I got seymour duncans-Jazz-JB combo
EMG- H4-H4a combo
EMG- 81/85 combo

This is my amp for just wailing and running hot gain and recording
I have a few others for Cleans and stuff.

I'm really surprised because all of my Passive pups are way more brutal
than my actives. The 81/85 combo has taken an ass kicking today. lol

They have more sustain and a fuller sound..but they dont have anywhere
near that punch in the chest that the passives have. On the other amps
my actives rule...but not on this one. I will never look at passive pups the
same again.

Its funny how u learn things about music and all of a sudden one day the rules change.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
Last edited by Washburnd Fretz at Jul 24, 2008,
#2
Do the 18v mod on your 81/85 and you'll never look at yourself the same again.
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#3
That's weird, when I use my PRS SE the passive H4 is just ehhh, but when I plug my Hellraiser up the tone kicks you in the face.
#4
Quote by iTzMaTT
Do the 18v mod on your 81/85 and you'll never look at yourself the same again.

An 18 volt mod is NOT the answer to every question about EMG's.
#5
Quote by the.spine.surfs
An 18 volt mod is NOT the answer to every question about EMG's.



NO, you're right, but in this case, I would honestly agree. That is the biggest complaint about EMG's is the lack of punch that passives have. 9/10 times, doing the 18v mod fixes that issue for people.
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