Members jack daniels Posted January 22, 2010 Members Share Posted January 22, 2010 I recently ordered an ESP Viper 401fm with the 81/85 active EMG's and OMG i cannot play these pups anymore. When i first started playing almost 9 years ago i started on passive emg's, then installed and soldered in the Active pups. Now that i've been playing Strats for the past 2 years i simply cannot use EMG's ever again. I thought i would love the sound again and maybe i could tweak my settings to get some "feel" outta them pups, no luck. It's funny how my playing style evolved from rock/metal to bluesy playing. Emg's are awesome for alot of styles, but i've moved away from them sound wise. I'm gonna return this guitar back to Musicians Friend.. I hope they don't kill me with a restock fee lol. I prefer the sound of single coils so much more now then even other Humbuckers like in the Epiphone Les Paul i used to have. What is it about single coil? They just sound more "expressive" is the best way i can describe them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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