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Nice work...judging from the video, my preference is for the Blackouts. They're less fizzy distorted, more defined, dynamic & with more presence to my ears. they also sound deeper, warmer, fuller & just plain nicer played clean...
 

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Nice work...judging from the video, my preference is for the Blackouts. They're less fizzy distorted, more defined, dynamic & with more presence to my ears. they also sound deeper, warmer, fuller & just plain nicer played clean...
You must've been watching a different video than me, then. :lol:

That said, I preferred the "grind" on the Blackouts for the rhythm work but it was a dead heat between the two for everything else.

Great clip and thank you. :yesway:
 

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That said, I preferred the "grind" on the Blackouts for the rhythm work but it was a dead heat between the two for everything else.

Great clip and thank you. :yesway:
:agreed: I agree with that quite a bit. The only rhythm guitar work I really prefer the EMG707s for is stuff that stays pretty low mainly on the low B string, particularly stuff that is palm muted.

I agree with Phantasmagoria that the Blackouts are more defined (for rhythm guitar ONLY), but I strongly disagree that the Blackouts are deeper. The EMGS are WAY deeper than the Blackouts. The Blackouts have more mid response and the EMG707s have more bass response.
 

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Yeah, the stronger mids fill the sound out more I guess..they sound fuller, I guess that's what I meant...more presence really.
 

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I've never liked the 707s. To me, they combine the worst features of the EMG-81 and 85 without any of the benefits of either. The 81-7 blows away the 707 as a bridge pickup.

That said, the Blackouts don't really give you that characteristic EMG "hifi" sound and are very much their own thing. I much prefer Blackouts for my legato style, whether distorted or clean, but I can see why people might like the extra edge that EMGs give.
 

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Holy fuck dude. :lol: We have very similar playing styles.
 

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I liked the neck 707 cleans more than the blackouts, but prefer the BO's for everything else. Good vid :yesway:
 

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Holy fuck dude. :lol: We have very similar playing styles.
:lol: Do we? I've sent you my band's songs lots of times before and you never mentioned that. :lol: I guess you just had to see my fingers movin'?
 

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:lol: Do we? I've sent you my band's songs lots of times before and you never mentioned that. :lol: I guess you just had to see my fingers movin'?
It's mainly the clean shit :lol: We use a lot of the same chords in nearly the same way. Must be all the Opeth?
 

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It's mainly the clean shit :lol: We use a lot of the same chords in nearly the same way. Must be all the Opeth?
:lol: Nah, I've used chords like this since before I listened to Opeth. The first clean part was from a song I wrote like 6 years ago (before I had ever listened to Opeth).

I just like really dark creepy sounding stuff. :cool:
 

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