#1
Ironically, while I believe I know enough of amps, I know so little on pick up. Thus:
a) In terms of tone, how are they different?
b) Can I use active pickup for "old stuff"? (eg classical, Jazz, and blues)
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#3
i agree.... actives are for more high gain styles...metal hard rock....

though I never have a problem with the cleans.... they just arent very bright sounding
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#4
Really interested in knowing how it will change my tone if I take my EMG's out and put passive pickups in my guitars.

Has anyone tried passives in an LTD EC1000? if so what were they?

Was thinking of trying the JB/Jazz combo.
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#5
actives overdrive an amp more because they are louder. they sound more muddy and compressed than a passive pickup.

i also have a question. why do metal players need uber high output pickups when they can just turn up the gain on their amp? maybe its just personal preference but ive found that medium/high output pickups can work just as well for metal.
#6
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Really interested in knowing how it will change my tone if I take my EMG's out and put passive pickups in my guitars.

Has anyone tried passives in an LTD EC1000? if so what were they?

Was thinking of trying the JB/Jazz combo.


i think there is already a ltd ec-1000 that comes with seymour duncan 59's, and jb stocked
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#7
Damn. And I thought 8-string could be versatile. Oh well, that means I can have lower budget.
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#8
I like active pickups better. Especially for shred music. But I would get the JB pickups too, those are good passive ones.
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