We're very pleased to announce that the latest Issue of Guitar Interactive is now live and features Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan on the cover. Also in Issue 20 Stuart Bull meets renowned fusion guitarist Al Di Meola and rising Blues star Oli Brown is interviewed by Tim Slater. We also have our usual high dosage of honest and in-depth guitar and gear reviews plus our brand new studio related section 'Making Tracks.'
Back in GI 18, we reviewed ESP’s fine Andy James signature model, the AJ1, which
comes with a pair of EMG’s 57 and 66 pickups. But suppose you wanted those
EMGs in your own guitar? Now you can! Rick Graham tries a set.
The subject, or should I say subjects, of this particular review form an integral part of the tone
of a guitar that I reviewed in issue 18, the ESP AJ1 Andy James signature model. And a very
fine guitar it is too! The pickups in the AJ1, EMG 57 and 66 actives, formed a formidable
team and I distinctly remember being very impressed with the tones they produced. This time
around though, I’ll be testing these badboys in an ESP LTD Les Paul style guitar and we’ll be
A/B’ing the pickups alongside an identical LTD model, but fitted with the stock pickups so
that you can hear the difference.
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94 Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 20
EMG 57 & 66 Pickups