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Old 2003-08-28, 10:44
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EMG 81's

does anyone here use EMG 81 pickups, im thinking about putting one in the bridge position of my Gibson SG, the guitar sounds incredible as is, but I keep wondering if it could be better, also could someone explain to me how it is that active pickups run on battery power?

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Old 2003-08-28, 12:00
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active pickups are powered for a higher output, you can use a 18v system with your EMG's too.

some pickups come with an eq for more versitality, the battery runs that system too.
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Old 2003-09-18, 16:22
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active pickups are powered for a higher output, you can use a 18v system with your EMG's too.

some pickups come with an eq for more versitality, the battery runs that system too.


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Old 2003-09-19, 12:15
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EmG's Rule all ass man. I had an 81 in my charvel/jackson back in the day, and it fucking sounded killer!!!

What does running an 18v system do to the sound, and what is the point?
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Old 2003-09-19, 13:34
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it gives you more headroom/higher output. plus I noticed that the sound is a tiny bit more 'tight' however, it does take up space. 2x9v batteries, It barely fitted my guitar.
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All I have is volume control in my V and its a tight fit with one 9v.
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Old 2003-09-20, 10:24
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Yup, I know the drill, a friend of mine has 81's in his Vee...

18v does give you a higher output and more headroom though you won't notice too much of a difference.
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