#1
Well, i love the sound of EMGs (the 81, 60 set) but i dont want to mess with the batteries and all anymore. Not to mention the installation and whatnot.
basically im looking for passive pickups that sound like the 81, 60 set.
im not sure if i should look into medium output or high output.
i want them to push the amp into total overdrive, much like the BL l500-xl i have.
bugdet is not really a problem, but im not gonna spend 200 on a pickup.

edit: I play death metal, death core, thrash, prety much all the metal genres, and i like/want a really good clean tone, i mean really good.
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#2
also forgot to metntion that i dont really care for SDs.
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#4
you may want to check out Dimarzio Deactivator and deactivator x
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
#6
You could speak to Hayden at Bulldog pickups or Tim at Bareknuckle and get some custom wound.
#8
Batteries should last you an extremely long time and installation is a snap so I dont really see an issue there. As for something as good as actives the closest would probably be Bareknuckles.
#9
^True, but they are all drawbacks for me, and they are quite expensive as well.

Also, how much do you think the barenuckles or bulldogs cost for a set?
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ