I know how you feel, every time I watch anything with Tosin it makes me regret getting rid of my 2228 :lol: But then I remember I never used the 8th string and am happier with the 7's I have nowDamn him for making me want to keep my 8-string all of a sudden. :squint:
The 707s are the best pickups EMG makes. I only have one guitar with EMG707s, but the other guitarist in my band owns 4 guitars with EMG707s because he likes them so much. And I can't imagine how anyone could NOT love them.From what I've heard, Blackouts. But, hell, anything's gotta be better than the 808s, also known as the only thing EMG makes that's worse than the 707s :lol:
To be fair, I didn't hate the 707, I just preferred the 81-7, at least with my rig. I always go for a tighter, less-gain tone, though. The 707s sound massive, and nothing beats them for "that sound", and whenever I was jamming Fear Factory tunes, I kind of missed it, but that wasn't that often :lol: I just found that my complaints with the 707 (deep loose low end) were worse with the 808, and the 808 just doesn't cut as well or have the same attack. The 707s in my old guitarist's Loomis sounded amazing through his JCM800 rig, the 808s in his Hellraiser C-8 just didn't sound inspiring or great at all. They were alright, but when he plugged in the Loomis it just sounded way better.The 707s are the best pickups EMG makes. I only have one guitar with EMG707s, but the other guitarist in my band owns 4 guitars with EMG707s because he likes them so much. And I can't imagine how anyone could NOT love them.
I guess there are just a lot of tasteless folks out there on the internet. :shrug:
Some of the best cleans I've ever heard have come out of EMGs. A H-S-S with some SA's through my Koch Twintone on the clean channel kill.People always criticize EMGs for cleans, but I think the cleans in my guitar with EMG707s sound better than my guitars with: Gibson stock Les Paul pickups, Seymour Duncan 59s, DiMarzio PAF7s, Blackouts, single coils, and the DiMarzio Blaze Customs I used to own.
Thanks. My April Ethereal cover with my J. Custom is a lot better (April Ethereal and Deliverance are my two favorite Opeth songs).Naren? Sick cover! :metal: We've been sorely lacking Opeth around here.
I like my RG1527 with Blackouts more than my RG7EXFX2 with EMG707s, but I prefer the way the EMG707s sound with cleans to how the Blackouts sound with cleans, although. Granted, I think they sound a lot better through a tube amp than recorded direct....but those cleans did not even remotely do it for me. While still compressed to heck, I think Blackouts have a more open and lush sound. I also just don't think they compete with passive cleans. Compressed is fine, but it's impossible to uncompress them. :2cents: