EMG 60 vs. 85 for neck

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by capac, Feb 28, 2018.

Which one do you like better?

  1. EMG 85

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. EMG 60

    17 vote(s)
    81.0%
  1. capac

    capac SS.org Regular

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    I think even Joel used it. Not sure when though. The end of heartache era maybe?
     
  2. elkoki

    elkoki SS.org Regular

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    Oops I just realized at the end of what I wrote I put I like the 60's tone. I never actually used one , I meant to say 66. I really like the 66 and I was describing how it sounds..
     
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    Agreed. But fuck I love the 85 in the bridge!
     
  4. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    81 neck, 85 bridge. :D
     
  5. that short guy

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    If you're going to be doing any kind of playing other than lead work, go with the 60.

    The 85 is great for lead work but any kind of rhythm playing in a neck position and it looses all definition and gets muddy pretty fast.

    But for a beat of both worlds pup get the 66.
     
  6. Triple-J

    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    Go with the 60X I picked up a Schecter Banshee last year it had a 85 & 81 in it that I swapped for the 85X in bridge and the 60X in neck the 60X is warm and has clarity but can also conjure up some damn tasty cleans and funk tones.
     

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