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Questions about for EMG Het Set users.

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Rex Rocker, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    I'm thinking about dropping a set on my Ibanez RGA Prestige. I'm pretty happy with the 81/60 combo in there right now, but I wouldn't mind trying some other stuff out. They're not very cheap compared to other EMG's, though, so I'd like to know a few things before buying.

    I've watched Lasse's comparison videos, but I've still got a few specific doubts, particularly about the bridge model.

    How much hotter are they compared to the 81/60? I've read they're hotter, but I'm wondering, if they are hotter, is their preamp clipping a whole lot more?

    I can tell there is a bit more low-end than the standard 81/60 combo... how much more low-end? Do they get as low-endy as an 85? Are they bigger in the low-end department compared to the 57 or kind of around the same level?

    How does the finish hold up? I've read the finish is pretty fragile and wears pretty easily, but I've also read that's a problem they addressed now.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
  2. Fbarre

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    Why don't you contact EMG pickups directly?
     
  3. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Because real world experience trumps a company's sales pitch every single time?

    Sorry I can't be of more help, Ronnie - actually quite interested in this myself.
     
  4. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Yup... plus gathering more people's opinions and experiences seems prudent too. :D

    I'm not Ronnie, though. :p
     
  5. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    I'm loving them (so is Andy btw)...
    not really much bigger low eng, but chunkier/throatier low mids, just sounds a bit "juicier" than the 81 but is still tight as fuck...
     
  6. Jaymz

    Jaymz Stymphalian Productions

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    57 vs JH?
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    God I need coffee. :lol:
     
  8. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Lasse! So how does the preamp respond to the higher output? Have they got a preamp like the standard series where there's some clipping/grit or are they like the X series?

    :)
     
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    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    still clipping.
    does anyone like the X-Series anyways?
     
  10. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Thanks! Yeah... didn't like them either.
     
  11. Severu

    Severu No SSL for you!

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    My guitarist put a Het set in his Gibson LP studio. They sound brighter to my ears than the 81/85 combo.
     

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