EMG ALX Set Alexi Laiho F-Spaced

Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Humbucker
  • Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) signature model
  • Features a special passive EMG humbucker that includes an ABQ EQ / boost
  • This custom-designed ABQ has a 3-band EQ, adjustable via a push / pull knob for different sound settings (enable / disable)
  • The preamp output signal can be increased or reduced
  • Location: bridge
  • Output: high
  • Total string spacing: F-spaced (53.3 mm / 2.1")
  • Connections: 4-wire
  • DC resistance: 8.4 kohm
  • Magnetic material: ceramic / steel
  • Cap colour: black
  • Included in one order: 1x ABQ EQ / boost, 1x stereo output jack, 1x battery bus, 1x pair of mounting screws and springs, 1x pickup cable, 1x output cable, 1x power cable
  • Made in the USA

Further Information

Active Yes
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output High
Kappe No
Colour Black
Position Bridge

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Layth, 19.06.2020
I installed this into my ESP LTD Alexi 600 and it really does make the guitar sound a lot like Alexi's. the ABQ boost makes a big difference, and I hardly ever turn it off. All in all, it's the perfect pickup for whoever wants to play finnish melodic death metal, especially Children of Bodom.
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Get ready for that amazing, powerful mid-punch!
I've always been fascinated by Alexi's tone - so simple yet powerful and punchy. After trying to mimic it for many years there has always been something missing. So finally I decided to give this pickup a try. It got installed into an Ibanez RG350DXZ and boy did it sound good!!!

Not only it sounds amazing, but it feels that way too - juicy and powerful, yet articulate. As for the million dollar question - how 'Alexi' is the tone - I can safely say it is EXTREMELY 'Alexi'. I've been able to nail the tone of each of COB's albums. Thanks to the internal preamp, the guitar is now screaming when an artificial harmonic is played.

Build quality is outstanding. Installation is quite easy really and you've got everything you need in the kit.
The only thing I find inconvenient about it is the preamp gain control is hard to reach when installed on a front-routed guitar. So make sure to set it up to your liking BEFORE closing the guitar.

Final Words:
Great sounding pickup, definitely delivers that Alexi sound and feel. I doubt there's a better one to get you there.
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EMG ALX - Gelungenes Update!
Sascha M., 19.10.2009
Allgemein: Der neue EMG ALX kommt in einer sehr ansehlichen neuen Verpackung mit schöner Aufmachung, die die Vorfreude extrem steigert. Das Schweißband als Gimmick ist Top für die Laiho/COB fanguys. Ich selbst habe vorher den EMG HZ mit MM-04 Booster in einer meiner ESP Customs verwendet und habe somit einen direkten Vergleich zum Vorgänger!

Lieferumfang: EMG ALX, ABQ Boost, Alles nötige an Anschlussmaterial, Children Of Bodom / EMG - Schweissband (gestickt)

Einbau: Grundsätzlich ist der Einabu LÖTFREI. Also alles nur Steckverbindungen. Leider macht sich dies bei gitarren wie z.B. ESP SVs / ALs / RLs nicht bezahlt, da die Klinkenbuchsen im oberen Flügel liegen und die von EMG Geliferten Kabel dafür zu kurz sind. Das heißt: doch Löten.

Sound: Das alte setup HZ + MM-04 war ursprünglich nicht im Zusammenhang konzipiert, da der von Musamaailma hergestellte boost für den alten Jacksontonabnehmer konzipiert war. Der ABQ ist im grunde das gleiche wie der MM-04 (Anstatt mit kleinem schalter wird nun mit dem Poti geschaltet). Dadurch, dass ABQ und ALX für einander konzipert wurden, macht sich die mittenanhebung im Vergleich zum Vorgänger sehr viel stärker bemerkbar.

Fazit: Sehr Gelungenes Update zum Vorgängermodell.
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une excellent alternative aux micros actifs
Un micro passif qui envoie c'est bien, mais avec un boost c'est encore mieux ?
Grâce au boost, j'ai pu réduire le gain sur mon ampli tout en gardant un son bien saturé et en ayant une meilleure dynamique et un niveau de sortie plus élevé qu'un micro actif (comparaison avec l'EMG 81 que je possède aussi)

L'equaliseur 3 bandes intégré au kit permet de booster les basses, les middles ou les aiguës pour permettre de façonner votre son selon vos goûts

j'ai monté ce micro sur une LTD Alexi 200 en remplacement de l'ancien (un EMG-ESP LH301 bien naze). Question son j'ai pu réduire le gain sur l'ampli tout en ayant un même niveau de saturation permettant d'avoir un son moins compressé, une meilleure dynamique et un niveau de sortie plus élevé qu'avec un micro actif (comparaison avec l'EMG 81). Les palm mute sont tranchant à souhait, on perce sans difficulté dans le mix d'un groupe car ce micro a un son très présent dans les mediums/aigus et il est précis, du coup plus le droit à l'erreur pour les solos !

Question montage, aucuns soucis pour les câblages. Pour les quiches en soudure comme moi, rassurez-vous c'est du full solderless (pas besoin de soudures) et le schéma de montage est bien expliqué ! Il y a plusieurs schémas: un pour monter ce micro sur une signature Laiho (Alexi 200, 600, etc..), un autre pour les autres types de guitares et un pour une config avec plusieurs micros (si je me souviens bien).

Les points négatifs:
_son clean brut un peu plat
_son clean vachement trop fort avec le boost enclenché

Pour conclure, c'est un micro qui déboîte plus fort qu'un EMG 81, aussi bien à faible gain qu'à haut gain ! Je le recommande pour tout ceux qui veulent un son bien metal qui déboîte tout en gardant de la dynamique dans le son.
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