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    Anyone try a different EMG in a luke 2?

    Just wondering. I have a hankering to try a 60A, 58, 57, and maybe a 60. Wonder if one would balance better with the singles.
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    I haven't tried one, but I think the bridge humbucker is the weakest part of that guitar. Not to say it isn't a good pickup because it is certainly decent enough. The two single coils are amazing and the bridge just isn't quite on par with them.

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    Now, the neck single coil EMG in HSS Luke 2 is *amazing*, never had problems with the bridge humbucker. I think it really depends what kind of music style you intend the guitar for, maybe the pickups are not suitable super-tight death metal....

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    Just want it to be closer in sound to the transition in my LIIIs.
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    Shadow gold luke III BFR

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    I think kbaim (kBoom) put an EMG 89 in the bridge of on of his.
    I seem to recall he liked it
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorM View Post
    I think kbaim (kBoom) put an EMG 89 in the bridge of on of his.
    I seem to recall he liked it
    EMG 89 is the same as EMG 85 plus single SA. So sound as humbucker is the same
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    89 is nice a little different sounding then 85 but similar. Just sucks almost as much trouble wiring it in as going passive.
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    Blueberry Luke III HH BFR
    Bahama Luke 2 BFR
    Shadow gold luke III BFR

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    The 57 is one of my favorite EMG offerings. It's less tight and compressed than the more traditional 85/81. I also think the 60 is pretty cool in the bridge. I wanted to like the 60A but found it a little underwhelming. Seemed to me to have noticeably less output and clarity than the 60. For me the 57 > 60 > 60A. I have no experience with the 58.

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