Topic: ABOUT PICK-UPS, ORIGINALS? or REPLACEMENT?
There is one thing that keeps me busy all the time: ELECTRIC GUITAR PICK-UPS.
I don't know how many pick-up companies there are.
I found this when searching for EMG pick-ups:
This is what they write
Conventional pickups typically exhibit a dry "peaky" frequency response, while EMG's have a much broader bandwidth that's better for harmonic pull-offs and chord definition. Individual notes have better presence and are dynamic. Playing styles are more pronounced
- ACTIVE PICK-UPS: EMG 81 and 85 (the ones mentioned in another thread about Zakk Wylde)
EMG-81 is a high output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist and is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. The EMG 85 gives a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup.
- PASSIVE PICK-UPS: this is what they tell about the H4, on the EPIPHONE ZAKK WYLDE:
EMG-H4. The H4 is the equivalent of EMG's 81 Active Pickup without the "Active"
BUT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ACTIVE AND A PASSIVE?
What about other pick-ups?
- LINDY FRALIN (I have 3 single coiled dominoshaped on a PRS EG made from 1990-1992)
- SEYMOUR DUNCAN
- GIBSON HUMBUCKERS, are these better or will your guitar sound better by replacing them?
better is GIBSON, FENDER and other brands working with specialised PICK-UP companies?
THIS IS A REAL JUNGLE FOR ME, but I don't think I am alone. How many players do change pick-ups, and what is their purpose and motivation?
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
[color=blue]Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.[/color]