#1
hey im still debating on ec 1000 deluxe with EMG 60/81, BUT idk if using them with my solid state roland cube 60 will make them sound unable to play anything in the "rock" genre(metal too but not ALL the time) anyone had any expirences with active pups and an amp similar to mine? thanks
#2
I find that EMG pups sound like horse bile with solid state amps in general. The EC 1000 is available with passive Duncans, too, isn't it? It should work better with the cube.
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Quote by TheQuailman
I find that EMG pups sound like horse bile with solid state amps in general. The EC 1000 is available with passive Duncans, too, isn't it? It should work better with the cube.

You've HEARD horse bile? o_o

Anyway. If you drive the preamp of a tube amp, it will give a rich, musical distortion.
If you push a solid state too hard, it will clip harshly. Not a good sound.

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Quote by mongoose1285
hey im still debating on ec 1000 deluxe with EMG 60/81, BUT idk if using them with my solid state roland cube 60 will make them sound unable to play anything in the "rock" genre(metal too but not ALL the time) anyone had any expirences with active pups and an amp similar to mine? thanks


i have an 81 in my viper and it sounds fine through my cube, not as good as it would through a nice tube amp but they're bearable.
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#7
I used the EC-1000 Cube 60 setup for awhile and I can tell you it sounds fine.
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#8
I have used active pickups with the Cube lots of times and it sounds just like an EMG should. Of course if you crank it it will clip earlier (not desirable in a SS amp) but Cubes arent meant to be cranked anyways.
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#10
I play my Explorer with EMG's through my Peavey Vypyr 30 and it sounds fine. It's had the 18v mod done on it though and that probably helps. I usually don't have the amp turned up very loud either. Get the guitar you want and if the EMG's don't sound good swap them out for a set of passives and sell the EMG's. I would try the 18v mod before swapping the pickups. Used EMG's sell for enough to almost pay for the new passive pickups.
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Quote by mongoose1285
what do you mean clip???


Clipping is when a signal becomes too big for a piece of equipment to process all of it.

What this means in terms of amps is distortion/overdrive but because of the way tubes work they clip nicely giving a pleasant tone because they clip "softly" (to do with the shape of the waveform of the sound) but digital equipment clips "hard" so it sounds very unpleasant.
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#14
while this is the case with most amps, thats just because the majority of SS amps suck. Seeing your SS amp is pretty good though, I think it would sound fine until you bought a better amp. Try it out in a store first though, but im pretty sure it would work.
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#15
Will it work yes but if you want a more versatile guitar then go with passives. You can always put EMGs in later.
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on topic i would recommend the EC-1000 with the ducans but thats just cause i am not a fan of EMGS but i mean to each his own TS
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