a good friend of mine just had his SG rebult(cracked headstock) and fitted in some sorta sweet sounding active EMG's. since he got it back he insists on high guage strings so that the guitar has a really tight feel to it. personally i like lower guage strings with thicker picks cuz i like the sorta loose feel. How do you guys set up your strings/ action/ picks? does anyone else here prefer active pickups?
10's on Strat and Tele, set up on the high side for clarity of notes.
10's on my Les Paul
12 Flats on Ibanez GB10
Personally, I like a high tight feel with a thick pick. Not a big fan of clunkiness, buzziness, fretnoise, or slinkiness.
Safe to say there is a direct correlation between higher action and better sustain.