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    Thinking of putting a set in my cover band LP. Any experience with this combo? I worry the pot shafts may not be long enough for a LP Classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton666
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    Thinking of putting a set in my cover band LP. Any experience with this combo? I worry the pot shafts may not be long enough for a LP Classic




    I put them in my ESP Eclipse and really like them. Probably my favorite of the EMG's. I prefer them over the 81/85 combo or the 81/60 combo.



    Not sure about the pot shafts but IMO if you like EMG's they should sound great in your Les Paul Classic.
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    • #3
      The EMG long shaft pots do fit a LP Classic. I installed a 81/85 set up in a friends' LPC a while ago and they were fine. I'd think the Het set uses the same pots?
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      • #4
        Het set are short shafts I believe
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        1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom- Wine Red
        1971 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
        1995 Gibson Les Paul Classic
        2010 Fender American Tele
        2011 Fender Am. Std Strat
        1984 Marshall JCM 800 2203
        1974 Marshall JMP Superlead
        Orange Rockerverb 100 MK II
        Peavey JSX
        Peavey XXX
        Line 6 Spider IV 75 (2) for the cover band
        Orange cabs
        Beer & Whiskey

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Norton666
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          Het set are short shafts I believe




          ok so that won't work.
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          • #6
            You can just buy the long shaft kit from EMG: http://www.emgpickups.com/products/index/281/231.



            Then just sell the short shaft kit for $25, and you'll only be out $20 or so for the long shaft kit.
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            • #7
              One of my buddies threw a set of the Hetfield EMGs in his 80's Ibanez RG and he said they're the closest thing you can get to Bareknuckles without breaking the bank. He said they have a bit more high end bite than some of the BKP's he's used, but they still sound great.
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              • #8
                I would never use EMGs in a cover band guitar. Not versatile enough
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                Originally Posted by RaceU4her


                i have 12,000+ posts at HCAF, of course im a ****************ing tone guru

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                • #9
                  *paging Les_Zombie*
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                  • #10
                    When I put the 81/60 combo in my LP, they sent me the long shaft pots for free.
                    Originally Posted by Ovid9


                    I can go to a farm, fill a bucket with 5 different types of ****************.

                    I can seperate said **************** into the 5 types.

                    But ya know what I still got? A bucket of ****************.

                    So, yes, you're right by and large.



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                    • #11
                      If I were you, I'd buy the gold ones that I'm selling.. 81/85, best combo they made man.
                      I do not accept any liability for anything said in the above post.


                      For your reference, what I'm mostly using right now:
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                      Titan "Cerberus" (sorta)
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                      • #12
                        I've just got a set in my explorer and they absolutely rip... Hard! All the usual EMG clarity with a bit more punch. I like them just as much as the Bare knuckles miracle man in my les Paul.



                        I don't think you can go wrong!

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Zeppelin Rules
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                          I would never use EMGs in a cover band guitar. Not versatile enough




                          tell that to Steve Lukather, who is probably the most recorded guitar player in modern history and has a sig guitar with EMGs.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by guitarbilly74
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                            tell that to Steve Lukather, who is probably the most recorded guitar player in modern history and has a sig guitar with EMGs.




                            And he just switched to passives. He's got a new line of sig dimarzios
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                            Originally Posted by RaceU4her


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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by guitarbilly74
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                              tell that to Steve Lukather, who is probably the most recorded guitar player in modern history and has a sig guitar with EMGs.




                              more like he sold out
                              I do not accept any liability for anything said in the above post.


                              For your reference, what I'm mostly using right now:
                              Laney VH100R
                              Titan "Cerberus" (sorta)
                              Mesa 4x12, homegrown 6x12 (v30/g12h30)

                              My Band: Jesust

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