Anyone Keep Going Back To EMG?

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  1. TheBolivianSniper

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    What didn't you like about the Reyes? I'm heavily considering getting a set since it sounds like the best of both worlds in terms of chunky dynamic rhythm tone and jazzy cleans with good splits. I've heard it's on the smoother side and not super saturated so that's a little worrying.
     
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    I just want in-your-face chuggachugga. Don't really need fancy dynamics and whatnot. :lol:
     
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    Anyone tried an 85 with an SPC maxed for absolute massive carnage rhythms ?
    On paper that combo sounds like it would be so brutally over the top I'm curious haha
     
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    So, I likely need to do some more tinkering around, but the 58 in the bridge of my H500 (tuned to E) basically sounds like Accept's Balls to the Wall. I'm likely going to swap out the pickups in my H1001 (tuned to Eb) tomorrow, and I'm contemplating putting the 60A in the bridge of that guitar.
     
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    I have not, but I have tried it with my SLV and like it. I prefer to keep it around 6 though with some of the EXG rolled in.
     
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    You know I got to thinking about it, and I may do this with my 8-string down the road. Was thinking about doing dual volumes but I may do a single volume and RPC. That way I don't need to run a boost when using my 8-string.

    Woulda been nice if they made it a stacked pot so you can control the hi frequency peak between 2k - 4k.
     
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    That would be sweet
     
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    I mean it makes sense to me. Like having an on-board Meshuggah knob. :lol:
     
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    Oh son of a bitch I just realized I'm getting all the pots and electronics with the pickup. I thought I was just getting the pickup alone. Don't need to dig through my parts drawer. lets fucking gooooo


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    This is why EMG are unrivaled still for value for money and simplicity. All the solderless wiring kit comes free with every pickup.

    Amazing
     
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    Well they usually sell B-stock pickups that are just the pickups. I got lucky and they included the accessories this time.
     
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    Were they solderless or the earlier solder variety? I got two sets of earlier soldering required wiring kits.

    Speaking of, the solderless wiring kits are now $50 bucks.
     
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    Nah, quick-connect. But they were probably before the solderless kits were around. These are EMG H-series pickups so they're definitely post-solderless.
     
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    I see. I noticed I got wiring, jacks, etc, then realized, "oh, they are solder with quick connects for the pickups. Meh."
     
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    The BTC control is what you seek, somewhat. I’m waiting until my Aristides arrives for final experiments, but I’ve been screwing around with the parametric EQ block on my Axe while using my S8. I’ve mimicked the curves of the BTC and VMC controls, and they perform far better than I thought they would on paper.

    So much so that I’m thinking seriously about eating the cost and paying more to have a late mod done on my Aristides. Have a tone control or two added so I can put the BTC and VMC onboard the guitar later.
     
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    I'd instead look into putting them into a box. This way, you can use them with everything you own. No mods needed for the guitar, either. Win/win.
     
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    I already have EQ pedals and have been eyeballing the Source Audio EQ2 real hard.

    That said, I have an irrational dislike towards having to plug in to something before the amp/device. I know full well that an EQ or pedal is the more intelligent and versatile option, but it still bugs the shit out of me to use it. Like I wrote, irrational.
     
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    I've often thought the VMC would pair perfect with the dimebucker. That pickups output and uniqueness is sick. What people dislike is its scooped.
    Enter VMC and problem solved. I bet the pair would be killer.
     
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    Closest I have is an 85X with an SPC in one of my Horizons. Not the exact same, obviously, but that setup is heavier than an adult whale.

    I've got one of those, if you have any questions.
     
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    ...Might have to do that. Checking the manual, two of them seem to actually do what the TC Integrated preamp does to the high end.

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    Low end seems about the same too. Only thing missing is that massive mid hump when you cut the bass down to 0. But setting the treble to on/on or off/on would remedy that.

    [​IMG]
     
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