I was playing with a friends guitar that's loaded with a set of EMG actives (85+81) I actually liked the sound of actives for the first time, they sounded very hi fi, and had a nice snap I found the bridge pup to be a bit bright but nothing that the tone knob wouldn't fix.
Thing is the guitar was an LTD maple neckthru with mahogany wings and it was naturaly brigh.
Has anybody here tried that set of EMGs on a dark sounding guitar?
Do they become muddy?
Or does the type of wood matter less with active pickups than with passives?