You know the deal. Bought a used guitar, past owner was clearly one of the lowest common denominator mouth breather types who enjoyed the unparalleled clarity, searing harmonics, and ultra tight response of EMG 81s. Traits I've found boring over time.
These are coming out...
And something *much* more refined and gentlemanly is going in.
Still waiting on EMGs response as to whether they make some of the more non standard options (Whichever one the SA in a humbucker housing is) in brushed gold (which looks fantastic) for the neck, as I can't find it at retailers. I briefly contemplated going for the newer 56/whatever set for sweet cred points, but then I remembered that I find the idea of a company softening up a timeless classic to appeal to a market exclusively based on vaguely nebulous descriptors and brand name recognition distasteful at best.
Can't wait to see this done. I'm half mast thinking about it.