Poll: EMG actives yes or no
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View poll results: EMG actives yes or no
Love EMG's
14 25%
Hate EMG's
11 20%
Like em for metal but nothing else
19 34%
Blackouts are better
12 21%
Voters: 56.
#2
Hate them, really don't like them at all. I don't even like them for metal.
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#3
i love em...not sogood on clean but you dont buy emgs for clean sounds
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#4
How about, a 'Meh, they're alright, get more bashing than they deserve kinda thing'.

Considering the high output doesn't give a 'true' clean, I ished liked them when I played one for some blues. Weren't as stale as people said they were.

Oh well, I'll stick with passive pickups.
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#5
What If I thought they were just ok..?(mitch hedberg)

I dont have any EMG equiped guitars, but from what I've played are great for distorted metal tones. Not so much clean,...
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#6
They completely rob your guitar of its unique tonal characteristics.

Good for high gain metal, I guess, since it doesn't require you to have tone anyway.
#8
I really don't like EMGs; they just don't sound as good as a good set of passive pickups to me.
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#9
i love my 89 and 60. I can get an extremely sweet clean tone out of it running it through my jsx and mark IV. the 81 is alright, it has a job, and does it well enough. To get its full effect of any emg give it the right tone wood and amp and it does a great job.
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#10
Quote by al112987
They completely rob your guitar of its unique tonal characteristics.

Good for high gain metal, I guess, since it doesn't require you to have tone anyway.

Or a natural sound at all for that matter. Just scooped mids and high gain :/
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#12
They give a pretty warm clean sound. I've played LH-150s and 81's. They both sound really good, and definately for metal.
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#13
I don't understand why people would bother with EMG's if they don't plan on playing just metal. I'm equipping one of my guitars with an 81 and 85 for just that style of music. I don't know much about the other EMG pickups, are they just not meant for metal?
#14
Quote by Exaiphnes
I don't understand why people would bother with EMG's if they don't plan on playing just metal. I'm equipping one of my guitars with an 81 and 85 for just that style of music. I don't know much about the other EMG pickups, are they just not meant for metal?


If you like the tone then why would you not use them for anything else? You do know that metal isn't the only genre in the world with high-gain guitar sounds right?
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#15
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If you like the tone then why would you not use them for anything else? You do know that metal isn't the only genre in the world with high-gain guitar sounds right?


I've yet to experience EMG's for myself so I'm not exactly 100% sure what they sound like aside from youtube web camera microphones, most of them being something around the metal genre. This is purely from my own eyes and ears, not a statement that's 100% true. So using my assumption of 81 and 85 EMG's meant for a heavier metal, wouldn't I want to use different and more efficient pickups if I wanted to use different/multiple styles?
#16
Love'em

Always have, and always will be my pickups of choice.
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#17
Quote by Exaiphnes
I've yet to experience EMG's for myself so I'm not exactly 100% sure what they sound like aside from youtube web camera microphones, most of them being something around the metal genre. This is purely from my own eyes and ears, not a statement that's 100% true. So using my assumption of 81 and 85 EMG's meant for a heavier metal, wouldn't I want to use different and more efficient pickups if I wanted to use different/multiple styles?


My point wasn't that they're meant for metal or not I was just saying that even if they are meant for metal if you like the low-gain tone or even the clean tone why would you (you being anyone) not use them for those sounds as well?
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#18
Quote by Exaiphnes
I've yet to experience EMG's for myself so I'm not exactly 100% sure what they sound like aside from youtube web camera microphones, most of them being something around the metal genre. This is purely from my own eyes and ears, not a statement that's 100% true. So using my assumption of 81 and 85 EMG's meant for a heavier metal, wouldn't I want to use different and more efficient pickups if I wanted to use different/multiple styles?


If you want versatile EMG's, check out the 81tw/89 set or the 81/60 set. Or something with an 81/SA/SA setup.
#19
I prefer the way Blackouts sound. The way the Blackouts are (I don't know why), they sound much more passive-y to me than EMG's, which I have to say don't sound like the tonal ear sex that EMG say they do.
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#20
Quote by al112987
They completely rob your guitar of its unique tonal characteristics.

Good for high gain metal, I guess, since it doesn't require you to have tone anyway.

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Or a natural sound at all for that matter. Just scooped mids and high gain :/

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Because all metal tones are scooped, suck and cannot be appreciated.
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#22
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I play metal... I hate scooped mids with a passion, I jack them up to equal if not higher than my treble!

/sarcasm?
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#23
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What If I thought they were just ok..?(mitch hedberg)

I dont have any EMG equiped guitars, but from what I've played are great for distorted metal tones. Not so much clean,...

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