Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: EMG 81 sound alike
hey Ibanut, like stated by jax, D-Activator's don't "sound" quite like an EMG although it is the closest to one except it doesn't have that "metallic" tone actives have. Not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing but after getting one to replace an Evo7, the tone's "brighter", responses like an EMG, and not "compressed" as it can pick-up soft or loud notes and it comes through... I don't remember playing an EMG that responds well to pick dynamics. Also, due to the "hi-gain" nature of the p/u, ground noise becomes more apparant; EMG's don't have that problem.
In all essence, the D-Activator is like a PAF with the attitude of an EMG. Otherwise, go with the EMG's if you really like THAT sound.