Post by sequoiathrone on Nov 12, 2011 12:36:41 GMT -5
Hey! I'm new to the forum and i see alot of hate for EMGs being slung. Up untill recently I had been planning on getting an EMG setup for my Strat, now that ive heard some oppinions im thinking other wise. I had planned to get an SA/SA/81 setup. if any one has any advice about a differnt choice, or maybe about problems i will run into when rewiring my guitar for active PUps, feed back would be greatlt appreciated.
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First off, pickup selection and personal preference is a very subjective thing. If the world really hated EMG they would cease to exist.
I tend to go for a lower output pickup, but I don't play metal. EMG seems to be one of the goto pickup for metal players.
It all comes down to application. SRV would be playing through passive single coils, which bear no resemblance whatsoever to active EMGs. With the right amp and pedals you could probably get a respectable blues tone.
Have you played a guitar with those particular pickups in them? Did it suit your style? If so, screw what the world says and go for it.
Not exactly a yes or no answer, but the best one I have this early...
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Post by ijustwannastrat on Nov 28, 2011 19:57:29 GMT -5
As a metal player, I will say that out of Experience, I find that Seymour Duncan's Blackouts are trice the pickup of EMG 81's. Of course, that's just my subjective opinion, and other factors are present. (EMGS were in a maple body, Blackouts were in a mahogany.)
Now, as the player I am today (totally not metal), I would agree with C1.
Take it how you will, but your ears will tell your more than anybody else could.
I have played filtertrons at pretty high gain levels, and got compliments from metal players on my tone. However I had the Pre-FMIC ceramic magnet ones, which are hard to get new these days. However loads are around second hand, as people ripped them out for TV Jones versions.