How do EMGs impact a guitar? I'm not really asking if you like their tone or not. I'm more interested in do active pickups impact natural aspects of the guitar such as the way wood type or neck-thru vs bolt on might impact tone. Is it pointless to find a guitar that sounds terrific and sustain well unplugged if you are going to put EMGs in it. I hope this makes sense. EMGs just seem to get a bad rap on boards like this one while on metal/shred oriented boards they are practically the defacto pickup.