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Pickups

Posted in: Forum Home >> Musician's Chat >> Pickups

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Oct 19, 2010 12:25 AM ET #1 (permalink)

I've been thinking about buying a new set of pick ups for my Xiphos and right now my main choices are a set of Seymour Duncan Blackouts or a set of 81/85 EMGs. I've heard some things for both but I wanted to get some opnions from you guys because I'm sure there are people who have played one or both of these pickup sets.
I suppose could be used as a general guitar pickup thread as well.

Oct 19, 2010 6:51 AM ET #2 (permalink)

This was what the metal guitar thread was for :'(

Well, the Blackouts are more well-rounded. They are also supposed to sound more "natural".

However, the EMG's can handle a fuck-load of gain, and don't sound muddy when they do. Some people, think they sound artificial, but I like it.

Oct 19, 2010 7:35 AM ET #3 (permalink)

Oh, sorry about that, I just did a search of the forum and it didn't come up with anything.
Yea, I've heard that Blackouts are more natural sounding.

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