Anyone Keep Going Back To EMG?

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    That's what i thought. The single which resides under the dual coils surely has to interfere with the actual sound. Same thing with the 81TW. Sounds not radically different, but different enough to be annoyed by it.
     
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    Something new on the horizon?

    EDIT: Nope. New artist spotlight campaign.
     
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    Excitement builds.
     
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    And just like that I'm here to dash the hopes I was making. :lol:

    It's just an artist spotlight campaign.
     
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    Let us pray... Let us pray they are taking it to the next level of goodness. Please EMG. Don't F this up. Please don't mess with the old stuff either. Please don't be Fluence clones. Please don't become cheap crap. Please guitar gods may the force be with us in our time of need. In the name of Hendrix, Page, GIlmore, Iommi and the rest of the greats we pray. Chug-on.
     
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    Read my comment right before yours. :lol:

     
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    Well, that was a close call. It worked! :lol: When I start seeing names like Generation Next I start to think something is turning into a big turd by default.
     
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    To really do #GenerationNext right, we need to see Rob go full Vince McMahon circa 1996.



     
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    Not just the TW series either. The soapbar 7 and 8 versions sound different from the 6 string and humcap 7 and 8 string versions. The humcap EMG 7 amd 8s sound much closer to the 6 strings in my experience.
     
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    Yep. Even the EMG81-7 sounds different than the regular 6-string one.

    I never found it that much of a deal compared to the added benefits of splittable coils, etc.
     
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    Anybody got experience with the 909 and 909x? I usually prefer the X series over the regular blank0blank models, but I'm wondering how these 2 compare specifically. Just copped a 9 string that comes with 909s and I'm trying to get the clearest, most open possible sound across the entire range.
     
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    Ok, as much as I liked the Duncan Solar pickups NOW this is the guitar I really wanted...

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    Also trying the 85 in bridge for a bigger low end...
     
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    FINALLY got to hear a demo of the Jim root set in a tuning above drop B. Kinda debating now between them and a hot 70's set. In drop D and drop C# to me the jim root set shines better there.
     
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    The 85 is probably my fave all around EMG for the bridge and is also in my favorite active guitar, old school Charvel 650 Custom. Very beefy and a superior lead pickup vs the 81, although I must say when you need max aggression, it's always the 81. At least for my '80s Thrash style which is all about edge. If you are into lower tunings, I bet the 85 would shine.
     
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    If you need max aggression from an 85, I'd suggest using a boost of your choice. Some of the EQ/boosts (that allow you to select the frequency to roll off the low end) would work well in his regard.

    What're the single coils?
     
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    The EMG SPC boosts the 85 PERFECTLY. That and my Quad are all I need for 85 Nirvana, which always makes me sound my best. The singles are Steve Lukather SLVs, which are overwound SAs for more oomph. Also my favorite EMG singles for a shred application. They are the ones that really need the SPC for the fat lead sound I want, but then you can always back it down to zero for cleans.

    I like using the 650 for '80s Akira Takasaki (Loudness) style playing, as well as Jake E. Lee and Megadeth. This guitar has a really cool hi-tech sound.
     
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    I would use the 81 in the bridge for my liking and style as I like the aggression BUT the drummer and the singer in the band have always said that my way of playing and the way I dial my tones make me sound too tight/stiff/surgical so I thought the 85 should be a nice step in that direction of making this less surgical and a bit more fat and "organic" (in opposition to surgical)

    But an 81 in the bridge is hard to improve... Except for soloing, sure, which I almost don't do
     
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    I've thought about getting some used ivory 85s and HSS versions of the pickguards I have, but I really like the single coils I'm using now. The SLV, SA, SPC, and EXG combo like listed in my signature is really versatile and useful.

    Akira and Jake are great players. I like Akira more, though there is a lot more material from Akira. I get some pretty good 80s Akira, Jake, Lynch, DeMartini tones with my guitars and the Tech 21 British. Only thing I've found to give me the tones I want is that Tech21 pedal.
     
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    I also specialize in Lynch and DeMartini and have dedicated guitars for them. :cheers:

    An LTD Kami 4 (I expected it to be good, but it's awesome, especially the Hunter pickups and raw maple neck) and my MIJ Charvel SD with JB to ape Warren.
     
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    Nice! Mind if I come over and commandeer your gear pit?
     

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