I've been using EMG pickups for years. Before I tried my first set of EMGs I was constantly looking for a pickup that could handle lower tunings without sounding muddy. I wanted a high output pickup that would capture the detail without all the feedback. I needed a pickup with no restrictions.
Thanks to EMG, my arsenal of pickups allows me to go after any guitar sound imaginable. Right now I'm loving the 81, 85, 81X, 60X, 57, & 66. If you haven't tried a set of EMG pickups, do yourself a favor and take them for a spin.