Anyone Keep Going Back To EMG?

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  1. lewis

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    Dude, get some vids up of this monster. I bet it sounds massive hahaha
     
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    If you're willing to route for another pot, the VMC has you taken care of.

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    Perhaps my plans for some Imperiums or lundgrens or BKPs will be stuffed for EMGs, since I've been wanting to try out retroactives even if they don't split. They are really twangy and kinda djenty in the high end and I really don't like it. The lower output is cool, I just want a thicker, sharper, sorta wah ish sound rather than that snarl. I can't stand when the low 7 string does nothing but twang.


    I really love the EMG active controls and I think it would be cool to go RPC, VMC, PA2 in 1 guitar with a Pi2 and maybe one other mini toggle like the killswitch to fill up my bird since they don't split but I really love the super honky squawky earlier EVH tone. Super chewy but I like a sharper more rough high and a shit ton of more gain. Now how to do that best....
     
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    Nah that's getting a bit too out of hand. :lol: I'll be fine with the RPC or the TBC. Just to cut lows and boost high mids. Plus having to control too many pots at once would make me go crazy.
     
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    you can snake the whole studio to that thing and mix/master on the fly.
     
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    Basically. :lol:
    Also decided to hell with it and just got the 85-8XH. So I'm gonna do the 81-8H in the bridge and 85-8XH in the neck.
     
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    I think to really feel comfortable using these 58s I bought, I'm going to need to buy some looser fitting pickup rings. The ones I have fit the 85/60A pickups, as well as various HZs I have, perfectly. However, the 58s seem to be bulkier, bulging, or whatever, and likely why they were rejected as B stock. So, I need some ivory and white staggered humbucker rings. I got one in the bridge pickup ring on the H500, but it was very tight and I don't know how long the pickup ring would last like that before it cracked before eventually snapping entirely.
     
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    This video (And by extension a ton of Nevermore music) was all I ever needed to know 707s were chunktown:

     
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    At some point, I want to setup my girlfriend's blue Strat with 85/SA/SA or SL20 (85/SLV/SLV). I'd probably set it up to run at 24v if the single coils can handle it.

    EDIT: Actually, possibly better idea: Getting an HSH pickguard for $10 from The STRATosphere or similar, a $50 wiring kit from EMG, and using the two black 58s and white (or ivory) SA I have laying around. Not sure what tuning I'd set the guitar up with, though.
     
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    I'm ashamed to have forgotten Nevermore when thinking of the 707. Was Loomis the first to have a 707 on a production guitar model?

    The tone on "The River Dragon.." is just so fucking heavy for Bb. I remember first hearing that way back when it came out and thinking it was the heaviest shit ever.
     
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    Not gonna lie. Now that I discovered the EMG outlet store on reverb I may swap out at least my bridge pick up. Hard to pass up a B stock 57 for 70 bucks.
     
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    You could buy 6 or 7 of them for one set of new Bareknuckles hahaha
     
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    Yup pretty much. Though I mispoke slightly, 57 is around 80 in the outlet store. That said I won't knock BKP. They are expensive but so far for me their customer service has blown EMG out of the water. I sent EMG 3 emails earlier this year, and also on Instagram and FB sent direct messages. It's been 7 months and I still NEVER gone one single response from them. That's the only reason I'm actually hesitant on giving them any of my money right now.
     
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    I thought I was the only one. I never get ny replies either haha. I know the bad fires affected them but come on.
     
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    I just ordered a single 81 to put into my buddy's Jackson Dinky reverse headstock.
    It has hz pickups now, which suck (imo), and actually makes no sound at all atm.

    I'm going to leave the neck hz in there (disconnected) and just plug in the volume pot.
    I'll let him decide if he wants me to remove all the extra knobs and p/u selector or not.

    It's gonna be a chugging machine !!!
     
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    Those hZs are garbage. Such a terrible representation of EMG.
    I remember Trying them once a long time ago and it was awful.
    Low output and totally bland.
    Think it was the H4
     
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    The H4 wasn't AS BAD as I remember it, but I definitely prefer the actives.

    Also on a different note... Make sure you check the dimensons of your EMG H-cap pickups thoroughly. My 81-8H NEARLY fit in the cavity... but the ears were too fucking big. So I had to dremel the edges of the ears and the VERY edges of the ear routes of the pickup cavity.
     
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    WITH THAT SAID. Finally got the 85X in. Got it all installed (thank you Dremel :lol: ) and damn yeah, I'm glad I went this route. The 81-8H is fucking mean and tight and the 85-8XH has that clarity and sparkle.
     
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    Setting up my Jackson King V to C# tuning. I currently have an 81 in the bridge which I like. Was thinking about swapping out the 81 and trying the Het bridge but I'm not sure how well the Het bridge would take to C# tuning? Anyone here have experience with a Het bridge and low tunings?
     

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