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Old 01-14-2010, 02:37 AM
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Im debating If I should use an EMG 81 or an EMG 85x in my bridge for a charvel model 6 guitar...any suggestions??
so my setup is going to look like this: 81/s/s or 85x/s/s
Im open to any other suggestions!
I play death metal, thrash metal and grindcore by the way
I play both Rhythm and Lead but my majority of playing is Rhythm!

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:47 AM
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Can't go wrong with the 81. Never tried the 85X.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:56 AM
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Im debating If I should use an EMG 81 or an EMG 85x in my bridge for a charvel model 6 guitar...any suggestions??
so my setup is going to look like this: 81/s/s or 85x/s/s
Im open to any other suggestions!
I play death metal, thrash metal and grindcore by the way
I play both Rhythm and Lead but my majority of playing is Rhythm!
I recommend Dimebuckers. I always recommend Dimebuckers.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:11 AM
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Dimebuckers are good, kinda muddy with low distortion but great with High Gain. Theres not really much of a difference when you max out ur distortion and have an EMG 81 and a Dimebucker playing. But the Dimebucker isnt for me and plus My 18v mod destroys the dimebucker anyday, glad it worksout for you tho! and I would much prefer a bill lawrence L-500xl over a dimebucker. you should check em out but thanks for your input I really appreciate it. If I was in a passive stance then yeah I would probably consider the dimebucker, but im staying active.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:12 PM
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The EMG 81 is sharp and high-gain. The EMG 85 is chunkier sounding, with a little less gain. It all depends, if you turn your distortion knob to 10, you will like the 81. If you're like me, and turn the dist knob to about 6, the 85 will do you good. For a very high gain pickup, you can check out the DiMarzio X2N (as used by Chuck Schuldiner among others), but it's a passive pickup, unlike the EMG's.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:39 PM
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yeah my distortion is always set at 8 or 9 and sometimes 10! This guitar is already active, so im keeping it active. Thats why im asking specifically about these pickups. Take into consideration the 85X is way better sounding compared to the 85, kind of brighter but still has that chunk. I have another guitar im working on which is going to be passive which I think the X2N is going to be put in, im not sure yet. i'll make a new thread about that when the time comes.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:25 AM
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Active pickups are gay.

And not good gay like Freddie Mercury. Bad gay, like Blind Guardian.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:17 AM
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Active pickups are gay.

And not good gay like Freddie Mercury. Bad gay, like Blind Guardian.

I guarantee, If I use my active equipped ESP and we went up against each other in a guitar battle. my sound will dominate yours, and you would then have the most stupidest dumbfounded face expression ever and you would then follow me around like if your my shadow trying to become my friend.
Gotta grow up and mature instead of act like a little girl and "hate" just because you cant properly use and obtain the sound in an active pickup.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 AM
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he guarantees it.

I like the stock Gibson pickups, they have a great sound.
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I guarantee, If I use my active equipped ESP and we went up against each other in a guitar battle. my sound will dominate yours, and you would then have the most stupidest dumbfounded face expression ever and you would then follow me around like if your my shadow trying to become my friend.
Gotta grow up and mature instead of act like a little girl and "hate" just because you cant properly use and obtain the sound in an active pickup.
You cummed a little bit while you were writing that, didn't you?
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