So I already have and use 81 in another guitar and Im modifying the hell out of my other recent fanned fret guitars. Decided to hit up alot of Blackout comparison videos. I like the EMTY but for this guitar, Ive ruled it out. So that leaves AHB-1 which from the Keith merrow demos, sounds really cool. (I didnt like the ABh2) Now because I cant decide which to go with I started to search for other things... Enter the Blackout solderless preamp?!. Now the description says add some blackout flavour to any pickup?. Seems they should be used with passive pickups BUT has anyone used this preamp with other active options?. A part of me is really interested to hear what an 81 with a blackout preamp added would sound like? Does anyone know if that would work?. Or if anyone has done it and can give any feedback?. Maybe lowering the EMG slightly to avoid clipping?. But on paper it seems blending an 81 with a blackout could be awesome?