OK - a number of my favorite players (Steve Luakther, Reb Beach, Zakk Wylde) all are EMG's devotees. My question is what is it that they get from these pickups that they don't get from traditional ones? I've played some EMG's in the past and felt that it almost didn't matter what the instrument was made out of.....the tone wound up being the same. That said, I've also heard that these pickups really shine particularly in high-gain environments. Clearly the boys from Metallica are fans.... So, for those who have experience with EMG's (specifically the '81, '85 and the SA's) and like them.....can you please tell me what it is about them that you dig so much? I'm seriously GAS'ing for something with EMG's in it just to try but I hate buying crap guitars so will likely wind up spending some bank here. Any pointers would be greatly apprecaited!