LISTEN EMG's have no tone. EMG's plus some good settings, or a nice amp, sound amazing. Rusty doesn't get his incredible tone from them EMG's, he gets his punctuality from them, but not the majority of his tone. And to "yngwie," I was just looking at your gear... and seeing that you're not really finding yourself there, more or so finding the signature models and what others "play" (even though they don't use those guitars). I myself, once dug myself into an area like that, and I ended up wasting a lot of money. Whenever I have the chance to tell someone to think otherwise, I will, becuase that was one mistake I will never live down. Gibson LP + lots of boss pedals = lots of wasted money. I'm harsh and to the point because I care.