My friend asked me to get him some pickups for his Ibanez RG T42FM. I thought-"why not try the James Murphy set up?" So i order an EMG 89 (it can do split coil) for the neck, and an EMG 85 for the bridge. I used to think that the 85 was NOT a bridge pickup. Once my tech installed everything...holy ****! The tone is amazing! The 85 is actually very clear, great for metal riffs and has an a very bright "voice". Ive tried the EMG 81 on my old Hamer V, and now i just prefer the sound of an 85 in the bridge. The 89 is a superb neck pickup! You can get great single coil sounds, and with a simple tap you can get the thick sound of a humbucker. Sweeping on the the 89 sounds great,very clean. Then again, who is to think that James Murphy would not settle for anything but the best for tone?