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EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Match Alex' aggressive tone with high gain, solid tone, versatility, and clarity.

The EMG-ALX Alexi Laiho signature model with ABQ EQ/Boost is an EMG HZ passive model that includes the ABQ EQ/Boost. It features a push (to activate) / pull (to deactivate) control. The custom-designed ABQ has a 3-band EQ, which can be adjusted for creating different tone settings. In addition, the preamp output can be adjusted as well to add or subtract gain.

This pickup and preamp combo meets Alexi's demand for something unique that includes high gain, solid tone, versatility and clarity to enhance his distinctive style. Now, in one package, a player can get all the reliability and innovation that EMG is renowned for, and all the aggressive guitar tone that Alexi is well known for.


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EMGALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Possibly the best review so far

By Azhi

from Nashua, New Hampshire

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Alexi's Tone
  • Easy Fast Installation
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Tone You're Looking For

Cons

  • Cant Mix Emg Active
  • Difficult To Shred
  • Only Mixes With Other Emg
  • Restricted To Emg Passive

Best Uses

  • Best Used On The Bridge
  • Concerts
  • Having Fun Really
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rhythm Playing

Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

Alright there's probably 3 reasons you're interested in this pickup. 1. You like Alexi 2. Perhaps you want his Tone 3. It's EMG, and it's cheap.

Answer 1: Alexi does not use this pickup anymore, neither the same electronics (so called ABQ EQ/Boost )

Answer 2: He did used the pickup on "Are You Dead Yet?" it's not hard achieving that tone, and yes you can achieve it as well, nice bottom end, high mids, and light highs.

Answer 3: It says it's a passive pickup but electronics make it active, so it isn't 100% passive, it's better than the EMG 81, or at least as good, it has higher mids. But you can only mix with emg passives, not actives, and only emgs (per say u cant have dimarzio on the neck and this on the bridge, yeah i hate that)

Overall: it's a fun pickup, has the iconic EMG tone, it's affordable, great for riffs and rhythm playing and that's about it.

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4.0

The good,the bad and the ugly

By Sarpedion

from Southbridge,Massachusetts

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    I have 2 guitars with EMG 81's in the bridge,and wanted to try something a bit different.The stellar reviews made this an easy choice.Bottom line is ,it sounds very good-has that distinctive EMG growl when overdriven but not quite as good as the 81 in my opinion.It has a lot of tweakability,and allows you to nail Alexi's sound,with the right amp of course.I can get chugging metal tones with ease from the 81,this one not quite there.What it does have is depth and warmth,so if active pickups sound stale to you,try this one.For me,it's a keeper.If I had only one guitar,I'd pick the 81 over this,but since I have 2 others,this makes an interesting variation for me.I have played a lot with the eq settings and boost function on this,but haven't tried the 2 battery option yet.That may yield positive results as well.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epic!

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    Love it. Period!
    Awesome!!!! Plain and simple, I've been around the block more than once with pickups, and Alexi's is just pure Metal. Simple, quick and most of all, easy to install, no soldering needed for me. And it came with a CoB/EMG wrist band. Winning!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The most intresting pickup on the market

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    Want a pickup that's Tight, Crunchy, and Articulate well the EMG ALX offers that and MORE! Lets start with the installation which is easy! Thanks to emgs quick connect system you don't even have to bring your guitar to the guitar tech which everyone knows can cost you money you don't want to spend. Next the gain boost is freaking awesome you can have a pickup with more output then a Emg 81. The gain boost also adds more "Beef" to the pickup and the 3 band eq can help you shape your desired tone. Overall this pickup is a beast it punches it bites and its mean sounding. Its the most interesting pickup on the market

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    5.0

    For the dedicated Bodom guitarist

    By Mike Heinz

    from Wrentham, MA

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    This pickup is FANTASTIC. The diagrams were very easy to follow and self installation is feasible. This pickup ROARS, the on board preamp and EQ are very unique and come preset to Laiho's exact specifications and how they are found in his guitars. This thing is perfect for Bodom, the cleans aren't superb, but they aren't crappy either. Then again, if you're buying this thing, you shouldn't have to worry about clean sound ;Pcheck this thing out!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By zach-XJp1l

    from montana

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    i recently bought a Ibanez s520ex guitar and put one of these pick ups in. It sounds great.. I use a Line 6 spider 3 half stack and it roars.. that pick up is on fire!! its great

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    5.0

    screaming

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET:

    i have the actual esp alexi sig. and it has this pickup. it sounds great,i was very suprised at the tone quality and the diffrent range of sounds and tone available through it. also pnches are smooth and clear, and the sound is tight and heavy, the clean quality is pretty good as well.

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