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post Jan 4 2009, 02:36 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Jan 4 2009, 02:32 PM) *
I've been using 81's in most of my guitars for a while now too.

The only pickups that I have considered trying since are the Jon Schaffer Ice Buckers.


Those are quite the opposite of an EMG81, Schaffer uses low output humbuckers these days but he runs them with high gain amps to get his sound


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Marcus Siepen
post Jan 4 2009, 05:57 PM
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I don't know those Ice Buckers yet, but I will ask Jon about them in february when they are on tour in Germany again smile.gif And you don't really need a high output humbucker to get a good highgain sound, I use Gibson Burstbuckers in many of my guitars, and they are definitely no high output pickups, still they can rock big time. Another example is the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickup, just today I put two of those in one of my Les Pauls and they are great.


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post Apr 23 2009, 03:50 AM
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It might be my 41 year old ears, or lack of clarity in my headset. I'll have to hear it through my Mackie Monitors when they come, however, I may have imagined a difference in the clean, but the heavy sounded the same to me. I'd be interested to hear it through a better system. I know this discussion is a few months old, but the information is relevant.


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post Apr 23 2009, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Jan 3 2009, 06:36 PM) *
Marcus have you tried the seymour duncan jb/59 setup? I was wondering what that setup sounds like and if it is anything like the emgs

I'd say they are as different as they can be. I love both setups but for different moods.
I have EMG 81/85 in one and JB/Jazz in another. I was aiming for JB/59 but after trying both combos I liked JB/Jazz way better.

Thanks Marcus. I've been curious of the 18v mod for a while. Interesting to hear your opinion and the samples.

As Micke I liked 18v better on both samples, sort of a bit "more" than the 9v. As you say, maybe not as compressed.
Not a big difference, but something is different. I'd guess that on a EMG85 the difference might be more noticeable too.

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post Apr 26 2009, 05:44 PM
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Hey, everybody has a different idea about how he wants his sound to be, I am fine with the 9 Volts wink.gif


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post Nov 11 2009, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Apr 26 2009, 11:44 AM) *
Hey, everybody has a different idea about how he wants his sound to be, I am fine with the 9 Volts wink.gif


Did you talk with Jon about the WCR Icebucker?

I'm not really a fan of EMG, now I use Dimarzio X2N on my BC Rich and I'd like to change the stock pickups of my Ibanez.

I'm looking at this WCR model, as well as Bareknuckles War Pig or Motor City pickups.


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post Nov 11 2009, 08:47 AM
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QUOTE (Evil_Invader @ Nov 11 2009, 06:52 AM) *
Did you talk with Jon about the WCR Icebucker?

I'm not really a fan of EMG, now I use Dimarzio X2N on my BC Rich and I'd like to change the stock pickups of my Ibanez.

I'm looking at this WCR model, as well as Bareknuckles War Pig or Motor City pickups.


Remember that the Icebucker has a lot less output (I would say 1/4 of the hotness of you X2N!!!).
Jon Schaffer gets his incredible from his 7000$ custom Larry highgain amps from Germany, the lower output icebucker is to keep clarity under this heavy distortion.

If you like pickups similiar hot to your X2N then try the Seymour Duncan Sh-8 or Bareknuckle (ceramic) warpig, but be aware that those are very bass-heavy pickups!


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post Nov 11 2009, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 11 2009, 02:47 AM) *
Remember that the Icebucker has a lot less output (I would say 1/4 of the hotness of you X2N!!!).
Jon Schaffer gets his incredible from his 7000$ custom Larry highgain amps from Germany, the lower output icebucker is to keep clarity under this heavy distortion.

If you like pickups similiar hot to your X2N then try the Seymour Duncan Sh-8 or Bareknuckle (ceramic) warpig, but be aware that those are very bass-heavy pickups!


Thanks a lot for your help!

I really thought they were high output considering he's in Iced Earth. That's interesting. Do you know how much is the output value? I can't find it.

The Cobra is really tight sounding even with the X2N. I actually really like the Dimarzio, I just want to try something else similar. The War Pig seems really interesting!

Do you know about Mortor City? I'm a bit confused between the Nuke, the Solution and the Hell Baby.

QUOTE (Evil_Invader @ Nov 11 2009, 12:49 PM) *
Thanks a lot for your help!

I really thought they were high output considering he's in Iced Earth. That's interesting. Do you know how much is the output value? I can't find it.

The Cobra is really tight sounding even with the X2N. I actually really like the Dimarzio, I just want to try something else similar. The War Pig seems really interesting!

Do you know about Mortor City? I'm a bit confused between the Nuke, the Solution and the Hell Baby.


Nevermind about the resistance I just found it. About 9.8k for the bridge and 8.2k for the neck. You were right, that's not what I need.


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post Nov 12 2009, 01:35 PM
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Nope, I didn't talk to him lately, but it is correct that he mostly plays his Larry amps, that offer enough gain to fire up a low output pickup too.


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