Lundgren m8 vs emg 81-8

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  1. Two Panthers

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    based off of m7,blackout bridge , and emg 81-7 they are all close
    Many videos exist

    But I have t had anyone compare perhaps the two biggest of the two types of pups
    81-8 actives vs the powerful m8

    I’ve heard the output, the actives seem “louder” but the m8 sounded more clear and high end than the 81-8

    Any comparisons out

    allow me to add, I’m liking for High output, clear high tight and low/scoop, but still with character


    (Anyone have EQ profile for m7/m8 ..,,.?)
     
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    I would take a look in to a company called guitarmory. They have slew of options to choose from for extend range guitars. I would look at the Red Stone offering they have it both in Alnico V and VIII so many flavors of the same pickup. Also don't worry about whether its high, low, medium output. A high gain amp and a tube screamer are plenty enough to get any gains possible.
     
  3. Two Panthers

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    Dude, it’s more about the EQ curve profile, rather than the output persay, ....it’s part of it but what I’m interested in knowing is what the mid, treble and bass Profile look like on a graph

    Anyone have the Graph for 81/8 or M8
    Like this for example , from dimarZio
     

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    You're not going to go wrong with either pickup!
     
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  5. Mike

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    While I don't have an official graph, I'll give my two cents since I've had both in the same guitar previously.

    The M8 has more clarity, better note separation, and a low mid growl that the 81-8 does not have. The 81-8 has more sustain, is more saturated, has more of a full mid body sound (more going on in the 500-800hz area.)

    Charting them like dimarzio, imo might look something like this:

    M8: Bass: 6 Mid: 4 Treble: 8
    81-8: Bass: 4 Mid: 6 Treble: 7

    Personally I preferred the 81-8 as I felt it was more versatile and did more styles of metal better, but YMMV.
     
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  6. Two Panthers

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    Great reply
    Thanks
    That is what I heard as. Well...in regard to the description you gave

    There is a low end bump I didn’t expect in the lundgren
     

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