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Todd Simpson
post Oct 29 2012, 07:56 PM
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MUST....HAVE......THESE....PICKUPS!!!!!!!

I got away from my EMG fetish as I stopped liking the CERAMIC magnet sound, and still LOVED My ALNICO MAGNET pickups. Very, very personal choice here. Not everyone's cup of tea to be sure.

For high speed/fast picking/shredding, no other pickup type has impressed me sonically as much as my Alnico based guitars. But again, very, very persona, ear based, thing.

Now EMG has an ALNICO BASED ACTIVE PICKUP! EGAD!!!

*Anyone tried these? I've contacted EMG to see about sending me some to checkout.

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issu...Humbuckers.aspx

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This sounds good... maybe I can be more friendly with EMG now... smile.gif


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post Oct 29 2012, 08:33 PM
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Interesting.. I haven't heard of alnico magnets, what's the difference to normal EMG 81/85?


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QUOTE (Saddlefall @ Oct 29 2012, 03:33 PM) *
Interesting.. I haven't heard of alnico magnets, what's the difference to normal EMG 81/85?


The 81/85 use CERAMIC magnets. Alnico magnets have a very distinctive tone / presence and IMHO work really well for lead bits with loads of picking. Ceramic sets can be overly scooped/dark sounding sometimes. Of course, now we will get all the ceramic fans with their hair on fire!

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 29 2012, 05:10 PM) *
The 81/85 use CERAMIC magnets. Alnico magnets have a very distinctive tone / presence and IMHO work really well for lead bits with loads of picking. Ceramic sets can be overly scooped/dark sounding sometimes. Of course, now we will get all the ceramic fans with their hair on fire!

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so, if that's the only difference, these ones are also Active Pick ups... aren't them?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 29 2012, 05:09 PM) *
so, if that's the only difference, these ones are also Active Pick ups... aren't them?


Yes they are active. The "Only" difference is the Alnico magnets. But that's a HUGE difference in terms of tone.


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 30 2012, 04:16 PM) *
Yes they are active. The "Only" difference is the Alnico magnets. But that's a HUGE difference in terms of tone.


Ah, so now I'm more curious about their sound!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 30 2012, 03:31 PM) *
Ah, so now I'm more curious about their sound!


Me too smile.gif I LOVE alnico pickups but I've never tried Alnico Active pickups.


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post Nov 3 2012, 06:10 AM
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Great pickups! I should put them on your gibson


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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Nov 3 2012, 05:10 AM) *
Great pickups! I should put them on your gibson



I bet an active alnico based EMG would sound good in that Gibson.


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