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    Has anyone played a guitar with EMGs through a 5150? Also what did you think about the tone???



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    Although I didn't personally play them, I have heard EMG's through my 5150. In a word: OVERKILL! It's been my experience that if you want to maintain articulation through a high gain amp (5150, Rectifier, Soldano, etc) it's better to use LOW OUTPUT pickups and let the amp gain do the work. The cleaner your transducers (pickups and speakers) the clearer the sound. The EMG's through my amp were SLAMMING the input too hard (even through the low gain jack), and it created all sorts of nasty odd-order harmonics that cluttered the sound into a dense wall of noise.

    Now, if you LIKE less clarity (and some do; it's a matter of preference), then EMG's might work perfectly. And of course, just because someone has active eletronics, it doesn't mean they have to crank them, so again, blame the player, not the gear.

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    I agree with AVH about the EMG's, but both the EBMM , and wolfgang pickups are very high output. I don't like the sound of any of those through a 5150, although through a marshall they sound great, even the EMG's. Of course I'm probably biased.

 

 

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