#1
Ok so ive just ordered a schecter hellraiser, but now after reading that emg pickups sound sterile and lifeless, i started doubting it, ( have not been able to try the guitar yet)

is it true that they sound bad? would it be better to save up for some ibanez s series prestige instead?
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#2
its all personal preference man. although i hear the 18V mod will make them sound more full. i really dont know though as i dont have any guitar with actives.
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#3
if worst comes to worst and you dig the guitar but not the tone, swap 'em out, sell them and buy a nice set of duncans or dimarzzios
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#4
you bought a guitar without playing one first?
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#5
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but now after reading that emg pickups sound sterile and lifeless, i started doubting it, ( have not been able to try the guitar yet)

unless your texts talks to you, just get the guitar and try it out, if you don't like it, return simple
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#6
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you bought a guitar without playing one first?


how should i try it when no store here have it? Had to order it from another country,

and in worst case scenario i could sell it and look for another guitar
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#7
What exactly is an 'active pickup'? I'm not a great fan of EMG's. I was considering buying a hellraiser and putting Bareknuckles in it
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#8
I like my emgs. I don't think they sound sterile or lifeless.

But that being said, I enjoy passives much more. The emgs are good pups, there is a lot of bandwagoning and people just like to put down gear because why not the internet gives everyone a voice
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#9
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What exactly is an 'active pickup'? I'm not a great fan of EMG's. I was considering buying a hellraiser and putting Bareknuckles in it



Active pups are pups that run on batteries. They usually are very high gain and great on distorsion. Very good for driving a tube amp, as I've heard.
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#10
When there's a bandwagon of some sort, there's always the "reverse bandwagon" coming down the road. Couple years back, EMGs were the sh*t; just look at how many guitars have them stock now. People got tired of hearing of how great they were and now it's reverse-bandwagoning time and they're sterile and toneless and bla bla bla. Go try a guitar with EMGs at your local guitar store with a nice tube amp and hear for yourself.
#11
if ur playing through a tube amp u should be fine. most people who say that are playing through there spiders. the cleans are a little lifeless though
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#13
Watch. And then you're going to sell it, and then later you are going to regret even further because you realize one of your favourite guitarists uses EMG pickups. Who gives a shit man? Try playing the damn thing, and if it sounds good, then there's no reason to throw it away.
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