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EMG EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set Black

 
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Best EMG Experience You May Ever Have! featured

Comments I Put This EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set In My Dean, Black & Gold, Z Explorer, And Was STUNNED At The Results!

It Also Includes The EMG PA-2 Preamp Booster, which is A +20db Signal Booster, Which you Can Adjust To take The Basic Output of Your EMG Pickups,And
"Then Begins", The Boost That you Adjust, on a Little trim pot anywhere from + 1db to + 20db.

I Got Mine at About +18db and This Is Really HOT! I Run This Into My Roland CUBE 60,60 watt 1X12 Combo Amp, which has A REALLY TONEFUL & CRAZY "RECTIFIER" Setting(Which Suprisingly Sounds Like A BLEND of The BEST Attributes Of MARSHALL EL34 TUBE TONE "BLENDED IN" In Just The "Right Amounts",With The RIPPING Mesa RECTIFIER 6L6 Chunk & Sizzle!)

That Being Said, These EMG Kerry King KFK Pickups Sound "SO RIPPING" Thru This Channel, IT SOUNDS LIKE "THE WORLD IS ON FIRE"!!!, BUT IN A "GOOD",Harmonically Alingned, SLAYER/EXODUS/FORBIDDEN/NEVERMORE/MACHINE HEAD, GUITAR SHREDDER KINDA WAY!!!


Liked about it Here's The "TONE SECRET"; Again, With so Much GAIN ON TAP, On My Vol Knob, I "HAVE TO" BACK IT OFF! Or Else Its Clipping Pretty Much "ANYTHING" you Plug it Into!
But That Being said, this Is PERFECT! Cause You Can Put It On A CLEAN SETTING And Really "DIG IN", To Get A "PERSPECTIVE" On Where You Are,
Just Shy Of Clipping, Chord-Wise, Single Note Wise, AND THEN THE MAGIC BEGINS!

You Could Say There Are ALOT of "SWEET SPOTS" Using Your "VOL KNOB ONLY,
using Just An EMG 81 Bridge Pickup, with the EMG PA-2 Preamp Booster!

For Instance, Contrary To POPULAR BELIEF, THESE KERRY KING KFK 81/85/Pickup Sets, with PA-2 Preamp Booster,IS SUPRISINGLY VERY VERSATILE! For Guitar Players Of "ALL STYLES"!

Did You Say "Versatile"?! YES!! SUPRISINGLY Enough,
I Often "Warm Up" My "Fingers & Ears" To Chord & Lead Tightness, Either With, Van Halen's "Little Dreamer",George Lynch/Dokken's "The Hunter",
or RATT/Warren Di Martini's, "Body Talk" Riffs, Etc,
Usually Plugged Into My Small Silver ZOOM PFX-9003 Effects Unit And "SUPRISINGLY ENOUGH"!,ALL TONES ON CUSTOM MADE PROGRAMS I MADE ON MY SMALL ZOOM UNIT SOUND SO "VAN-HALEN-ESQUE", AND SUIT THESE RIFFS I USUALLY PLAY & PRACTICE, IVE ALWAYS WONDERED "WTF"??!!,I MEAN, I KNOW I'M RUNNING A "CERAMIC MAGNET, EMG 81 BRIDGE PICKUP W/ AN +18DB BOOST BUT I GUESS THAT MUST SAY ALOT ABOUT THE ZOOM ENGINEERS WHEN THEY WERE "VOICING", THESE UNITS! I'M SURE, THEY WERE RAISED ON THE SAME "ROCK AND ROLL CRAZY NIGHT" TONES, MILLIONS OF US SHREDDERS FROM THE 80'S and After, Who "ALL LOVE AND CRAVE"!~THESE TYPES OF TONES!
CAN YOU IMAGINE!? THIER SERIOUS "JAPANESE ROCKER-DUDE" GUITAR-ENGINEER, FACES ANALYZING "ISOLATED VAN HALEN ERUPTION TONES" and Taking A SERIOUS AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT TO ARRIVE AT A VERY KILLER OVERDRIVE/DISTORTION!

BUT THIS REVIEW IS NOT ABOUT THE ZOOM PFX-9003!, BUT, IT REALLY PUTS THE "FOCUS" ON How "VERSATILE" THESE "ACTIVE EMG "SLAYER PICKUPS can be, IN a VARIETY of SETTING's!


Didn't like Nothing at ALL!! I Mean, It SOUNDs CRAZY To Say I THINK THEY at EMG are DOING SOMETHING "DIFFERENT", or "SPECIAL" When Manufacturing These Kerry King EMG 81/85 Pickups, Versus "OTHER" 81's/85's!
But I SWEAR, Ive Been AWARE of THE EMG 81 Pickup, & Had Buddies Who Installed Em' In Thier Guitars Since at least Around 1985, and Played Guitars With 81's for Years, and Owning This KERRY KING VERSION of an 81&85 w/PA-2, But Playing & Listening To Em' I know There IS "SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL GOIN ON"! Also On Another Have You Heard The Kerry King Marshall Head with the 6550 Power Tubes? Just When Your Thought Dime Had The Best Tone with The Solid State Randalls& Parametric E.Q. + Gate, Look Out! ALL HAIL THE KING"!


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By Metalbucker
Mar 07, 2010
 
Last updated: April 10, 2010
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