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> For Fans Of Emg's, Whats your favorite pickup in the bridge position?
Bridge Position EMG
What EMG do you prefer in the bridge position?
81 [ 5 ] ** [71.43%]
85 [ 1 ] ** [14.29%]
60 [ 1 ] ** [14.29%]
SA [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
91 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
58 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
707 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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Mudbone
post Nov 11 2010, 07:51 PM
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This is a follow up to the other poll on the neck position pickup. This one is also limited to EMG's active line, as it is what they're known for. The dual mode ones weren't included, and if you're a fan of the X series, just vote for the original one.


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post Nov 11 2010, 08:01 PM
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The 81 is a classic that created and formed the way metal sounds to this day. It's clarity is still unmatched with regular production pickups (some custom handmade pickups are even tighter and clearer while being passive though!)


The 707 and 808 are 85s for 7 and 8 string guitars just like the 81-7 or the 60-7 are the extended range equivalents to the standard pickups...


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post Nov 11 2010, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 11 2010, 02:01 PM) *
The 81 is a classic that created and formed the way metal sounds to this day. It's clarity is still unmatched with regular production pickups (some custom handmade pickups are even tighter and clearer while being passive though!)


The 707 and 808 are 85s for 7 and 8 string guitars just like the 81-7 or the 60-7 are the extended range equivalents to the standard pickups...


Have you ever tried the 707? Supposedly its a somewhat new pickup designed in 2000 exclusively for baritone guitars.


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post Nov 11 2010, 08:14 PM
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I had two 7 strings with the 707 in it and I have played countless others at stores and friends houses and I can assure you it sounds just as an 85 in the bridge. I think EMG says it on their own homepage that it is a *modified* version of the 85 but I can't hear much diffrence (why should they bother and tweak a good pickup?). It's just an 85 in a bigger housing...

The lack of an 85-7 version while there is an 81-7 and a 60-7 is just another proof for that.


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post Nov 11 2010, 11:04 PM
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Great thread!


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post Nov 12 2010, 03:08 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 11 2010, 03:14 PM) *
I had two 7 strings with the 707 in it and I have played countless others at stores and friends houses and I can assure you it sounds just as an 85 in the bridge. I think EMG says it on their own homepage that it is a *modified* version of the 85 but I can't hear much diffrence (why should they bother and tweak a good pickup?). It's just an 85 in a bigger housing...

The lack of an 85-7 version while there is an 81-7 and a 60-7 is just another proof for that.


I have to agree here with Zakk. At the risk of being a traditionalist, I really dig the 85 in the bridge position. I have a pair of 7 string EMGs and am still searching for an axe for them. In the store, they sounded just like the 85 in the bridge spot, just longer to allow for the 7th string. So I"m with Zakk on that as well. Still some prefer the new EMGs which do have a slightly different tone. To each his own smile.gif

Great thread!

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