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Old 2007-02-21, 10:15
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Check this Hamer out on ebay... why would someone do this?

Apparently it was ordered with EMGs. I'd figure a guitar that nice would need a passive to let the wood tone come through. Why would someone put EMGs on a (i think a semi hollow body). Is it a jazz thing?
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Old 2007-02-21, 10:50
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A link would be nice.
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Old 2007-02-21, 17:51
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I think he's talking about this guitar.
Looks like a lovely axe, but the sight of active EMGs in a semi-hollow body make me cringe. What next, a Gibson ES-175 with a Floyd Rose?
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Old 2007-02-21, 18:01
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They probably like br00tal death metal.


Emgs in any guitar is senseless.
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Old 2007-02-21, 19:44
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Good fucking god! Why oh why?!
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Old 2007-02-22, 02:49
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Yes that's the link... must of had a brain fart to not post it.
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Old 2007-02-22, 02:57
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EMGs would spoil a nice piece of wood like that, such a shame...
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Old 2007-02-22, 03:32
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hey man, where in NSW you live?

who me?
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Old 2007-02-22, 17:48
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THat guitar doesnt look semi-hollow, nevertheless, emgs on a mahogony guitar is not a very good idea. I'm sure it doesnt sound too bad, but the 2400$ he is asking for is way to much for the same tone as a 400$ LTD.
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Old 2007-02-22, 18:18
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emgs on a mahogony guitar is not a very good idea.

Tell that to Zakk wylde or anyone else with a LP/Eclipse and EMG's
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Old 2007-02-22, 18:21
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Tell that to Zakk wylde or anyone else with a LP/Eclipse and EMG's

ZW is a fathead.
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Old 2007-02-22, 18:28
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That says a whole lot about EMG's and Mahogany great........it doesn't really matter either, I can diss every death metal guitarist for all I care....
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Old 2007-02-22, 18:42
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That says a whole lot about EMG's and Mahogany great........it doesn't really matter either, I can diss every death metal guitarist for all I care....

Congratulations.

So Zakk can use whatever impractical setup he wants, but Pat O Brien can't?
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(not that I care for CC anyway).
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Old 2007-02-22, 19:50
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Obviously you didn't read anything after the Zakk Wylde, where I said "or anyone else"....also, how does having EMG's in a LP pose as "impractical"?
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Old 2007-02-22, 20:48
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Well to buy a LP usually goes for the origional tone of humbuckers, (that and the comfortability, but mostly the tone). Thats the difference between a gibson LP and an Epiphone LP, and why the cost is so ridiculous (that and the name gibson, same reason why marshalls are so god damned expensive). But the wood that the LPs are made of sound amazing with the gibson humbuckers. EMGs do not pick up the tone of the wood, they isolate the string tone.It would virtually sound the same as playing through a plastic guitar.
So the impracticality is the 1200 CAD that you would spend on a Gibson LP, just to replace the majority of that money with new pickups to make the guitar sound the same as a 400 CAD esp LTD.
And if you want, i will tell that to anyone else who purchased an LP/Eclipse and replaced the pickups with EMGs, giggle, then burn the money in thier wallet, for it is the same general idea as sinking nearly 2 grand into a custom LP with emgs.
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Apparently it was ordered with EMGs. I'd figure a guitar that nice would need a passive to let the wood tone come through. Why would someone put EMGs on a (i think a semi hollow body). Is it a jazz thing?


Because uhh it belongs to them?
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Old 2007-02-22, 21:49
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Well to buy a LP usually goes for the origional tone of humbuckers, (that and the comfortability, but mostly the tone). Thats the difference between a gibson LP and an Epiphone LP, and why the cost is so ridiculous (that and the name gibson, same reason why marshalls are so god damned expensive). But the wood that the LPs are made of sound amazing with the gibson humbuckers. EMGs do not pick up the tone of the wood, they isolate the string tone.It would virtually sound the same as playing through a plastic guitar.
So the impracticality is the 1200 CAD that you would spend on a Gibson LP, just to replace the majority of that money with new pickups to make the guitar sound the same as a 400 CAD esp LTD.
And if you want, i will tell that to anyone else who purchased an LP/Eclipse and replaced the pickups with EMGs, giggle, then burn the money in thier wallet, for it is the same general idea as sinking nearly 2 grand into a custom LP with emgs.

I don't know where you get these ideas, but if you're telling me that EMG's don't utilize the tone of the wood, then u need hearing aids or something. Don't get me wrong, I prefer Duncans myself, but again, u need ur ears checked if you're telling me that a $200 pos would sound the same as a LP Custom both with EMG's in them. Let's tell all the companies that put EMG's in their guitars, that they're wasting money because it'll sound the same on any guitar. Have you ever also considered the fact that some people love the looks, feel, shape, reliability of a Les Paul, but then preferred the tone of EMG's?
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Old 2007-02-22, 21:57
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I don't know where you get these ideas, but if you're telling me that EMG's don't utilize the tone of the wood, then u need hearing aids or something. Don't get me wrong, I prefer Duncans myself, but again, u need ur ears checked if you're telling me that a $200 pos would sound the same as a LP Custom both with EMG's in them. Let's tell all the companies that put EMG's in their guitars, that they're wasting money because it'll sound the same on any guitar. Have you ever also considered the fact that some people love the looks, feel, shape, reliability of a Les Paul, but then preferred the tone of EMG's?


I agree. I've used EMGs for years and they're not the same in every guitar. I think people just try to sound like they're know it alls or some shit by puking out the same old EMG hate. Granted I wouldn't put them in a Hamer like the one linked but they have their purpose.
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Old 2007-02-22, 22:06
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I'm not trying to argue with anyone. I don't know wtf this EMG's and "they sound the same in anything" bullshit is. Sure they're built differently from passives, but how the fuck do they sound the same in any guitar? I've tried an Eclipse, LP, Ibanez, King V, and other guitars loaded with EMG's and they all sounded different.
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