Not really very good, really not good at all.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Nothing to write home about - average stock pickups.
Actually called Mark!

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...it's a seagull

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i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.

Not really. I've always said that if you want active pickups, get EMG and do the 18 volt mod to them. If you want passive pickups, then don't buy EMGs.


I have them in my RG, and they are decent.

Esp/LTD JH-200
Ibanez RG2EX2
Yamaha FD01

Marshall MGDFX250 (It was a Gift)
Peavey Vypyr 15 watt

Digitech DF-7
in the neck position they are ok, prolly higher output than my seymour duncan custom shop pickup, which costed about 6x as much...
Modded Steinberger Spirit (white) (SD-AH/EMG Select)
Modded Steinberger GP-2R (white) (EMG81/60)
Peavey XXL head
Hughes and Kettner Cream Machine
Hughes and Kettner Blues Master
You dont get much of a pickup for 25 bucks. I bought a set a while back for a cheap guitar to take overseas. But they arent any better than a stock pickup from a chinese made guitar. They are in a box now gathering dust.
Quote by mmolteratx
No. They're terrible. EMG does not make good passive pickups.

I have an H4/H4A set and they can do almost anything my 81/85 set can do...
They sound exactly the same..just not pre-amped. The Harmonics are still
there but the wails and crazy bends are slightly toned down. However,
you can get that active tone with the passive (in between) tones that
actives leave behind.

Some people don't like the pre-amp flavor to any pickup. Thats a good solution if
you want the tone but not the preamps. Active pups don't do much good with
digital amps and some SS models. If you want the tones made famous by metal
players of today u can get by with a great amp. Look at the things Iron Maiden
did with passives.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
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