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Juan M. Valero
post Aug 18 2008, 12:58 PM
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last day I tried a cheaper guitar with this pick-ups in my home studio with my gear and I should say that I love how it sounds. I'm a bit bored with this pickups and I think I would change them by EMGs and put the DiMarzio in my Ibanez 550.

What do you think guys ??? it would be a good idea or just a stupid one ?? wink.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 01:07 PM
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The EMG 81/85 combo?

Nah, that's crazy in cool way. Some say the sound a bit sterile but that improves a bit by adding another battery for 18V alltogether.
I want that combo myself for modern stuff that I need to sound a bit cold. Havn't played them more than once myself so I woulnd't really know but I like the way they sound on records and sound clips I've heard. Often together with a Mesa or an Engl wink.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 01:41 PM
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If you like how it sounds, why not mate, EMG is cool for hi gain stuff, and it will sound similar in your guitar too. Replacing the pickups is not too much of a hassle, just think about extra batteries and where they will be. I wouldn't drill any extra slots in the guitar only because of the battery - specially not on the JEM.


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post Aug 18 2008, 01:59 PM
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emg´s are good pickups for heavy sounds but as they are active pickups - as ivan said -you would have to drill holes to place the battery and i think this is a very big thing for a beautiful jem!


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post Aug 18 2008, 04:46 PM
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This is definitely NOT a bad or crazy idea, in my opinion the EMG 81 is one of the best (if not THE best) pickups in the world. I am using it in many of my guitars and I never regretted this smile.gif And about this prejudice that EMGs sound cold or steril... absolute nonsense in my opinion. But in the end you are the one to decide about your gear anyway, and since you liked the sound of that guitar that had the emg, go for it! smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 04:55 PM
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Thanks guys !!!! I think I'll go for them... when I get money !!! no I have spent too much money !!!!

the place wher to put the battery is not a problem I'll find it smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 07:15 PM
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EMGs might be a bit sterile for some bluesy and vintage play,
kind a guitar and an amp gear only,low gain etc,
but for rock and everything harder you cannot miss with EMGs. smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 07:35 PM
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I know I wouldn't use EMG's for any of my stuff, but if I were in need of any rock riffing and beyond, then I would definitely consider 85.

If battery is not an issue, by all means take it mate smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 07:43 PM
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I have Emg's 81/85 in my Schecter Hellraiser w/ a Fr. and it sounds terrific.

The guitar really screams, and sounds great biggrin.gif

Go for it ! smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 08:37 PM
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thanks mates !!!! I'll go for it biggrin.gif
I think I'll do some artwork in my guitar, hehe, I'll remove all electronics and I'll paint it again !!!!! hehe, I have a serious project for next month laugh.gif

Well, I need to think about it carefully... a JEM with Eddie Van halen style with scallopd neck, EMG, a MIDI pickup and some skulls or gothic drawings... I think I love this idea !!! mmm I should add something more laugh.giflaugh.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 18 2008, 02:37 PM) *
Well, I need to think about it carefully... a JEM with Eddie Van halen style with scallopd neck, EMG, a MIDI pickup and some skulls or gothic drawings... I think I love this idea !!! mmm I should add something more laugh.giflaugh.gif


Sounds scary... Be careful with the JEM!
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post Aug 18 2008, 09:03 PM
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OMG, that wouldn't be JEM anymore, you're making - Frankenstein! laugh.gif


Just kidding mate of course, that sounds very interesting, I can't wait to see how it turns up smile.gif

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post Aug 18 2008, 09:34 PM
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hahaha, sounds scary to me too tongue.gif
I need to practice hard my drawing laugh.giflaugh.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Aug 18 2008, 08:15 PM) *
EMGs might be a bit sterile for some bluesy and vintage play,
kind a guitar and an amp gear only,low gain etc,
but for rock and everything harder you cannot miss with EMGs. smile.gif


Agreed. smile.gif


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post Aug 18 2008, 09:44 PM
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Sounds awesome! That'll be a beat of an axe biggrin.gif

By the way Juan, what midi pickup are you using? How highly would you rate it and have you had any problems with it at all? Thinking about one myself!
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post Aug 18 2008, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Aug 18 2008, 10:44 PM) *
Sounds awesome! That'll be a beat of an axe biggrin.gif

By the way Juan, what midi pickup are you using? How highly would you rate it and have you had any problems with it at all? Thinking about one myself!


I'm not working with it but I'll go for it as soon as possible, but you must know that you need a MIDI pickup and a conversor, 'cos it's not a "normal" MIDI cable wink.gif

MIDI pickup: 100 € or more
Conversor: 300 € or more

(prices aprox. I cannot remember exactly wink.gif )


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