I hated them the first time.
I just tried these in a jap esp horizon 7 string, first impression is holy fuck these sound amazing - and they kind of do, huge sounding very big and wide, retarded output - lowered them a bit - much better.
but heres the kicker, they just don't sit right in a mix, its like all the wrong parts of the guitar frequency are being exaggerated - all the parts that i end up filtering out - too much bass, too much top end.
I go back to emgs and think - these sound kind of boring, and overly compressed - i record and throw it int he mix - presto sits perfectly - guitar sounds right everythign else works - bass guitar sounds better - everything is more defined.
these just aren't for me, SD need to chill the fuck out and bring out more sensible option.
back to my trusty emgs.
I have to disagree. I own EMGs and Blackouts and the Blackouts just sound better. I like the EMGs too, but the Blackouts have a much more balanced sound. A difference in taste, I guess.