|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?