#1January 10th, 2007 · 08:45 AM
4 threads
7 posts
United States of America
EMG pickups
So i've heard EMG makes really good active pickups, with, from what i understand, thier emg 81's and 85's being the best active pick-ups they have, i was just wondering if anyone know what their best humbucking passive pickups are.
#2May 10th, 2007 · 02:35 AM
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United States of America
I'm not entirely sure if their passive pickups are good. You might wanna check out some of Gibson's pickups for some good Passive ones.

As for EMG's active pickups, they are REALLY good. I have an LTD EC-1000 and it has the EMG active pickups (81's and 85's I think) and they're amazing. If you ever look into buying a new electirc guitar I'd reconment that one.
#3August 28th, 2007 · 03:59 PM
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27 posts
United States of America
my friend has a jackson dinky that have emg passives on it..i know they sound amazingly well but im not sure which models they are...well at any rate. i know that good passives do exsist. lol
#4October 8th, 2007 · 05:50 PM
49 threads / 42 songs
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United Kingdom
If I was going passive I'd choose Dimarzio or SD
#5April 6th, 2008 · 02:36 PM
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United States of America
I have a set of EMG's in my LP and I will never go back to passive in it.But I have a dimarzio super distortion in one of my strats and it sounds cool.but shit....Emg's are so clear...theres none better...you never have to worry about the poles not lining up...you can put them as close to the strings as you want and you don;t get that magnetic pull...there awesome in everyway
#6August 29th, 2008 · 12:27 AM
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United States of America
I personally dont prefer passives, but if i chose a set of passives it would definately be a pair of H4's, While the 81 and 85 are decent, H4 and H4A are out of my opinion "the best"
#7August 29th, 2008 · 12:30 AM
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United States of America
Im sorry, i meant 81TW and 89 not H4 and A
#8August 29th, 2008 · 10:27 AM
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DiMarzio's are my fav, but thats just my opinion.
EMGs are great for shredding and all that stuff. really cool
#9November 8th, 2008 · 12:33 AM
159 threads / 32 songs
1,956 posts
United States of America
emg passives
well I don't know what the model #  the pick ups are , I just bought a Jackson guitar with EMG passives, I played it out for the first time.. It sounded freaking great.  EMG is known for very good pick ups.. I was impressed with these,. great sustain,.. even tones. not to harsh,. very smooth.  All the guitar work on Crying Inside (changed) was done on the Jackson with the passive EMG pickups.

#10May 26th, 2010 · 02:06 AM
15 threads / 5 songs
76 posts
what would emg's on a fender telecaster sound like??? Anyone have any idea?
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