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ZT3 Pickups

#1 User is offline   xor01 

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:37 AM

OK guys, I have a theory that I need you all (owners of the broken heart...err... I mean ZT3) to verify.

My theory is that the pickups used in ZT3 are actually a modified EMG pickups.

Gibson USA 90R => EMG 89R
Gibson USA 91T => EMG 81

Since I don't have ZT3 yet, can you confirm this for me?
Does ZT3 stock pickups have the same sound characteristic as EMG 81/85/89 pickups that Steinberger always used in the old days?

And which one do you prefer, ZT3 stock coil tap pickups or EMG 89/89R coil tap pickups?

Thank you for your answer.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

The pickups in the ZT3 are not actives, and sound nothing close to any EMGs I have ever heard. They are labeled 'Kramer' on them, and sound kind of like a more vanilla 490R or 490T pickups. I don't like EMGs (I ripped em out of my Synapse) and didn't like the stock ZT3s, but they may be fine for some people.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:05 AM

Nothing close to EMG
They are kramer and I disliked them.
The action that comes from the dealer is as high as the distance between marth and the earth and the pickups has no grace at all for me.
Both things I disliked I changed.

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