So I decided that since I own and EMG 81, 85, & 60, I'd make a comparison between them. i also stumbled across Darren's reversable 18v mod, so i threw that In the mix as well.
There's the clip, it's basically 2 repeats of the riff for each pickup/mod. This is ONLY for the bridge position, I don't have any clips for the keck poition yet. There's a Distorted section and a clean section for each pickup, but beware...it's about 7 mins long.
Here's the rundown, since you kinda have to listen for when each part comes in, if you're not paying attention, you'll probably miss it. These are each pickup/mod in the order they appear in the clip.
I hope this helps someone. This was all done on my XXX and TD, with the g-system providiong FX for the clean stuff. All knobs at 12:00 except for gain and volume. The speaker I recorded was the v128, with an SM57 (MAY mount version).
Maybe it's because there's been so many great recordings with them now, but I actually really like the sound of EMGs on clean tone, especially the bridge pickup. I mean, not for everything, but for "that sound", they're the only way, and sound really cool.
Cool demo, you can definitely hear the difference, though it's not as huge as some people make it seem