I have been an EMG 81 user since 1994. I'm wondering what MCP will get me close to that tone. I've considered buying a used Gibson les paul standard to use as my passive guitar to try out Different pickups. I also really like what i've heard from the Dimarzio SD. I'm playing through a Marshall 2555 Slash Sig Jubilee into a Marshall 1960BHW cab with the Heritage G12H30's. I tune down a whole step to D standard and i play punk rock/Hardcore. Think Bad religion Meets Madball.