Anyone Keep Going Back To EMG?

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    Also I bought a cheapo 7string Schecter and trying to debate between the Super 77-7 set, Duncan Blackout Phase I, or Duncan Jupiter.

    I put a AHB-1 in my Avenger and I actually dig it? Making me want to explore the Blackouts more.
     
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    Don’t forget the Retributions either. I’d love to give those a whirl if they made them in 8 strings still. And preferably in the regular, non-soapbar size.

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    Just saw they do make the 8 string Retributions still. Just in the soapbar size though.
     
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    I got the gold EMG set into my ESP M7 - much happier with the look!

    Also selling my brand new black 81/85 7XH set if anyone is interested.
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    I like the dirty/boosted cleans from my 60 in neck position. It also sounds really nice with the volume pot reduced to like 60-70%.

    For many years i kind of hated EMG's. Had it in several Schecters, Ibanez, ESP, Epiphone +++ and always swapped them out.

    Its funny how it recently just grew on me after swapping out a BKP set in my EC1000 to 60/81 combo.
     
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    i didnt dig the Retribution as much in the DCM100 and RGDR4327 as much as the Fishman FLuence Moderns. I popped a Modern in them and it was like "God tone" as I call it lol
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Looks as good against that green as I thought it would in my head.
     
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    Anyone happen to have or could make a wiring diagram to have a push pull EMG knob act as a pickup selector?

    Literally want just a single knob control layout for neatness.
     
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    Push_Pull_pickup_selector.jpg

    this might help. i use a push pull on my Ibby's for pickup switching. i just borrowed the schematic that came with the fishmans to know which poles to attach to. they show you how to change voices with the push/pull but you can simply substitute your pickup inputs in their place. at least it works for me
     
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    that taught me how push pull pots work better than literally every diagram I've seen
     
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    Im thankful i was able to help :)
     
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    Anyone got any experience of running a compressor in front of a high gain tone with EMGs?

    The only time I've done this before was with the lace X Bar passive pickups. But Im interested in treating myself to a Keeley soon.
     
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    I have an old LTD with 81/85 that goes into a compressor that I got super cheap 2nd hand but does the job, that then goes into a precision drive, and finally into a 5150iii 50w stealth or MT15; if that is what you mean?

    Sounds ridiculously dense and saturated but still tight. Everything is percussive and angry like every note is shouting at you, I love it.
     
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    That's exactly what I meant. Siiick.

    Sounds like I need to check this out haha
     
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    The Boss Compressor/Sustainer is usually available pretty cheap used.
     
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    I liked my Blackouts a lot when I had em in my COW. I switched to an EMG 57-7 and 66-7 a few years ago and I think I've played the guitar about 3 times since then. I don't really give a shit about 7 strings anymore so I haven't bothered switching back but I would go back to Blackouts if I did
     
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    Well I ended up getting the AHB1 Phase 1 because I dont feel like going at this guitar with a file, and it was a good choice. Plenty of chug and beef.
     
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    Just tried an EMG 808X set in my 8 string. It doesn't have the crazy number of voicings that the Fluence Abasis have, but the bridge pickup metal rhythm tone is what I'm after. There are some sounds in the Fluences I really like, but overall, I think they're a little too pristine, kind of like a 4K tv.
     
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    What's cool is if you do want that hifi style Fishman tone sometimes with the 808s, you can add the solderless EMG RPC knob to replace the tone knob. Off is stock 808 sound and the more you turn it up the tighter the bass and the more highs it adds.

    It's like an instant Djent knob but available if and when you need it instead of the fishmans having that obnoxious style tone 100% of the time.

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    RPC Demo
     
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