swapped out my EMG85 for an EMG60

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  1. qwank

    qwank Senior Member

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    and it sounds so much better. i get so much better crunch while palm muting. hell yeah:dude:
     
  2. EEF13

    EEF13 Senior Member

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    In the bridge?
     
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    Im sure in the neck, most emg equipped guitars come w/ 81 in bridge and 85 in the neck.
     
  5. qwank

    qwank Senior Member

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    you got a problem? :)

    yes in the neck. sorry. the bridge has an 81. they were'nt stock in the guitar i put them in. i got a good deal on a kerry king set so i bought it. but i always wanted to try a 60 so i swapped with someone on another forum
     
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    captain tightpants Banned

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    I always like the 60 as a neck pickup. My favorite EMG combo is and 85 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck. Good stuff!
     
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    Make that a 85X, 60A and it gets even cooler...
     
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    captain tightpants Banned

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    I've wanted to try a 60A, but what's an 85X?
     
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    Supposed to sound more passive, natural and open, it's essentially EMGs answer to the SD blackouts.
    I haven't heard them yet, but it sounds like a damn good idea...
     
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    I hear the cleans on the 60 is very good
     
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    i didnt notice difference in the cleans. the 85 sounded good clean also.
     
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    None related to guitars. I just changed my mind.:thumb:
     
  13. The_Sentry

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    :hmm:

    Eh, I'll stick with the 81/85 combo. Can't see spending extra money for a "slightly" better tone on the neck.

    BTW: Does anyone out there make high quality 25k pots? Also, how much different is there between a .01 and a .015 capacitor?
     
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    all i spent was $2 to ship the 85 to canada to swap it.

    i wondered about the pots as well.

    probably a huge difference in the caps considering you can usually hear a difference between a .15 and a .22
     
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    I'm not in the same position. If I wanted the 60, I'd have to buy it outright and I doubt I could simply sell one EMG pickup vs. a set.

    You're probably right about the caps. Sad thing...I can't find anything that low in value that's worth a damn.
     
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    Pretty significant difference between .015's and .01's. it's perfect as a neck (.01) and bridge (.015) combo if you want more range on your tone control, and less "mud" and more clarity.

    I always thought the 85 was a really nice pickup. I wonder how the new 85X will fare: sounds really promising.
     
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    I Thought they were better
     
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    i was trying to buy just a 60 because i wanted to also try the 85 in the bridge to compare it to the 81, but swapping was the easiest way right now.
     
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    I'm not a fan of allparts.

    The folks at EMG actually reccommended this specific site to me...

    Guitar Parts and Accessories by GuitarPartsDepot

    They have all of the accessories and the full selection of EMG stuff, but the pots are always those tiny cheapies.
     

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