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EMG EMG-ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set

Sound Quality

[Perceived output level] one of the hotest pups ouththere(probably bit less than duncan metal wire) [Tone] 81 is nothing but piercing treble(in a good way),85 is dark sounding. [Sonic evaluation] Jtm vintage marshall all tube,ds1 but mainly amps dirty channel-i like natural sound of guitar and amp and EMG s are just a bit too sterile for that [For which styles and positions is this pickup (un)suitable] I play a bit of everything and these are deffinitely not for that,not versatile even a bit.I would not say they are not good,they are awesome but they just dont have any warmth and niceness.


General Comments

[Comments] I am replacing them with duncan custom 5 trembucker and PRS mccarthy,with coil tapping/splitting push pull pot(which you cant do on EMGs except 89).I have played for 14 years mainly strats,and just realised that you cant get anything better than strat,just different.If you find yourself to be EMG player nothing will come even close to them(max distortion with no feel or soul and lousy clean),they also look beautiful on any guitar.Also if you like using lots of effects they are awesome for that,i just like natural amp and guitar sounds and EMGs are just too sterile for that



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