EMG 81 Vs BLACKOUTS - Active Bridge Pickup Metal Tone Comparison / Review #1




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Mike Stamper: Hello, everybody! There's a new comparison between these two, with centered mono tracks as some people have asked about that in terms of a better representation of the real pickup sound. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/FAGoy3oDzXs

Thanks for your comments and support! :D

Eduardo Martinez: I loe the EMG 81 but when I play it on my amp wont sound like this video lol

ST AR-15: Can I get the title for the song(riff) in 1:22??
Sounds so good!

Jesse Tate: Blackouts brighter tighter sounding

etherlords88: I got the similar feel with my EMG setups, little less brighter than blackouts when single but when I paired with 85, the bridge got brighter and 85 delivered nice and warm sound.

Michael Does Stuff: If you want more attack and tighter palm mutes then use the 81. If you like the tone of the Blackouts here then EQ the amp a little more scooped in the mids. Pickups are about changing the character of the distortion and post EQ is about dialing in the final tone.

Christian Vazquez: I'm currently building an HH superstrat and I couldn't choose between EMG 81/85 or the Blackouts. I think I'm gonna go 81 on the bridge and blackout in the neck now. 85 is just really meh so is blackout bridge, but 81 and blackout neck are both awesome so yeah.

Andrew X: Always been a fan of EMG's...until SD made an active pickup. I installed a pair of SD Blackouts in my Jackson RR1 a few years back and that thing sounds BEAST! I have a couple videos of it on my channel if anyone is interested...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQqUSlqVaU

SkaDy C: Tabs plz :v

Mr. Hollywood: 81 sounds bigger to me.

Gabriel Vanasse: To be honest, i would have an 81/ahb1n set.

Mike davis: Blackouts for sure! So much more all around tone.

Clayton Johnston: Wow. Nice playing. Enjoyed the video. Thanks!

Robo Kitty: EMG for days.

Gabriel Vanasse: WHY IS THERE SO MANY PICKUPS ON THE MARKET, CAN'T freakING DECIDE

Tyler Sudden II: Clean stuff goes to EMG but the rest was the SD. Not really fair to EMG since it was designed in 1979 and originally geared towards Jazz - Fusion players. SD made a pup that addressed the well-known gripes of the EMG 81.

DimaNostradamus: Blackouts for drive, EMG for clean

aux1z11: EMG

Joona Sintonen: I somehow hear alot more backround crap on the blackouts but they are way more punchy

Zombie Mosher: For distortion the Blackout was best but clean surprisingly the EMG was better, I have an 81 & not that keen on it clean. Was surprised because I have an 18V classic in a guitar by SD & it rules for clean.
Rating:
EMG 81 vs BLACKOUTS - Active Bridge Pickup Metal Tone Comparison / Review #1 5 out of 5

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Mike Stamper: Hello, everybody! There's a new comparison between these two, with centered mono tracks as some people have asked about that in terms of a better representation of the real pickup sound. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/FAGoy3oDzXs
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EMG 81 vs BLACKOUTS - Active Bridge Pickup Metal Tone Comparison / Review #1