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post Jul 19 2013, 06:24 PM
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Hi guys

I recently updated my guitar with new pickups and used part of my (unfinished) song to demonstrate their differences.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/seymour-duncan-sh-6b-vs-emg-hz

I think Seymour Duncan delivers quite massive sound compared to EMG's quite thin sound.

2 guitar tracks are panned L & R.

What do you think ? smile.gif



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post Jul 19 2013, 06:37 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Jul 19 2013, 01:24 PM) *
Hi guys

I recently updated my guitar with new pickups and used part of my (unfinished) song to demonstrate their differences.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/seymour-duncan-sh-6b-vs-emg-hz

I think Seymour Duncan delivers quite massive sound compared to EMG's quite thin sound.

2 guitar tracks are panned L & R.

What do you think ? smile.gif



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They just sound more compressed to me, also a little dip in the mids as well.


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post Jul 19 2013, 06:44 PM
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Yeah, i agree with you peewee, SH sounds more natural and in your face , than H4 (which sounds more plastic)
It would be better if u played something with more dynamics, and with pinch harmonics and stuff to see how it reacts.
i have Duncan Distortion SH6 DDJ made in 80's on my guitar.
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post Jul 19 2013, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Jul 19 2013, 05:24 PM) *
Hi guys

I recently updated my guitar with new pickups and used part of my (unfinished) song to demonstrate their differences.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/seymour-duncan-sh-6b-vs-emg-hz

I think Seymour Duncan delivers quite massive sound compared to EMG's quite thin sound.

2 guitar tracks are panned L & R.

What do you think ? smile.gif



-Ville-



Heavy as hell! Nice job! smile.gif I alwas thought that EMG should never build passive pickups....they ain't good at it...:/

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post Jul 19 2013, 08:33 PM
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Much better smile.gif


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post Jul 20 2013, 05:47 PM
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Go for the Duncan dude wink.gif Speaking of EMGs - I recently played little more on the new version of the PRS Paul Allender (it has active EMGs) - it sounds great for Cowboys from Hell, so I like the sound, although I am not that crazy about active pickups. We'll see how I feel things in a live setting tho.


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post Jul 20 2013, 06:16 PM
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I like EMG HZs more than EMG actives, I have H3 and H4 in my ESP. The active ones sound more thin to me than the passives. But IMHO, EMGs (passives specially) are targeted more at lead guitar playing. You won't get really good pinch harmonics compared to an EMG HZ when compared to that Duncan. And, also IMHO, EMG HZs have more output specially when you're playing really loud, I've compared them to DiMarzio and while DiMarzio pickups have a way more decent tone, they don't have that kind of output.

To be honest, the HZs I at least have loads of Bass and Treble frequencies, I make up for the mids with my amp settings. The mids really aren't that much gone, they're there you just need to kick them in the butt to get them out wink.gif so it doesn't make much of a difference, although I'd change my EMGs with DiMarzio pickups any day.

EDIT: Prime example: Alexi Laiho

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post Jul 20 2013, 09:30 PM
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The DUNCANS have a presence in the LOW MID where as the EMG have a presence in LOW. So depending on what you are using for speakers/headphones, they will sound pretty different. On a full range system with a sub, it makes the differences pretty clear. In the end it really comes down to your ears though, as you are the one your pickups have to make happy smile.gif I like both of your recordings to be honest.


QUOTE (WeePee @ Jul 19 2013, 01:24 PM) *
Hi guys

I recently updated my guitar with new pickups and used part of my (unfinished) song to demonstrate their differences.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/seymour-duncan-sh-6b-vs-emg-hz

I think Seymour Duncan delivers quite massive sound compared to EMG's quite thin sound.

2 guitar tracks are panned L & R.

What do you think ? smile.gif



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post Jul 20 2013, 10:53 PM
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The Seymour Duncan sound better through my monitors. More of a punch and heaviness to to them compared to the EMG-HZ.


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post Jul 20 2013, 11:55 PM
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Been modifying my neck pickup for a while, on air norton one side is completely different from the other. I learned a lot from that pickup.

The hardest thing is to nail a sweet clean tone that sounds just as good when distorted. Also just as you think you liked something a few days later you realize its not actually "there". Just as I thought I was close I changed strings and felt I had to start allover again smile.gif

I used studio type closed headphones, monitors, actual amp and different picks while testing the stuff I changed (cloud be internal or external like height, angle...). There are so many factors that affects tone its very hard to prefer one pickup to the other.


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