|QUOTE (rhyn @ Thursday, Oct 11 2012, 15:47)|
|QUOTE (JuventusFC @ Thursday, Oct 11 2012, 13:44)|
|QUOTE (rhyn @ Thursday, Oct 11 2012, 04:31)|
|QUOTE (mikkenugent @ Tuesday, Oct 9 2012, 19:18)|
| That's nice, I on the other hand feel very different than you about EMG's. I have a set of 81's I all of my guitars as I find them the most consistent and clearest pickup. Clean tone I'd much rather a passive Gibson humbucker than a Invader(too cluttered a tone). I run through a mark II C+ and a JCM 800 into straight front Marshall 4x12's. |
The thing about EMG's though, is that it literally doesn't matter what guitar you put them into, they're always gonna sound the same. No doubt they sound good but not the best if you're a tone geek. My personal favourite "metal" pickup right now is the Duncan SH6 (Duncan Distortion) It's like the clearer slightly lower output version of the invader. Thick, tight, nicely voiced distortion and clear full cleans, what more could you ask for!
Saying that though, I'm thinking of picking up a pair of Bare Knuckle Aftermaths for my 7 string to get that really tight, clear, djenty chuggyness in the low bottoms. They're not too cheap though. Anyone use any BK's?
Djent, lol. I can't stand that sh*t.
Though I hear Bareknuckles are some of the best pickups out there.
Gibson 500T is an underrated pickup imo.
I'm with you on the majority of Djent to be fair. But I'm really diggin the likes of Animals as Leaders and Periphery lately and that tone is undeniable.
I'm the odd guy with EMG's, they do spit out a consistent time which for my needs are right on, the quote about they sound the same in every guitar is not thought. My V, Les Paul Customs, and Explorer sound totally different from each other.
Djent I've only recently came in contact with, not my cup of tea personally but I do like the tight percussive aspect of it.
Edit: as for the tone geek statement I could not totally disagree more as I have been called a tone snob on more than 20 occasions lol.
Edited by mikkenugent, 11 October 2012 - 04:48 PM.