closest passive pickup to an EMG?

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    Drache713 Contributor

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    All of my favorite guitarists and favorite tone's from them are from EMG equipped guitars, but I dont wish to route my rg7421xl for a 707 or 81-7. What passive pickups (dimarzio especially) come close to the sound of an EMG 81 or an 85? I was thinking a blaze custom perhaps, but what do you guys think?
     
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    if the X2N were available for a 7 string, itd be that one lol... i wish tho:'(
     
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    Lundgren Model M sounds WAY better than a EMG, IMO. from what ive heard on clips anyway.
     
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    honestly none,
    the magic of EMGs is not the sound alone per se, but what the on board pre amp does to the dynamics of the sound (compression and noise reduction).
     
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    Any ideas how much those cost? And will they fit into my 7421xl? my guitar was only made to fit dimarzio sized pickups, any others would require some modification, and I want to stay away from that (otherwise I would just have slapped a 707 or 81-7 in there in the first place ;) )
     
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    just looked up the price on a lundgren, around $265 US dollars....ouch, I need something less expensive, lol :p
     
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