I always use my Shure wireless and only have guitars with active hum-bucking EMG pickups. I have started to question the EMGs jamming massive output into my wireless only to have it pad its input by zillions of dB so I don’'t clip its ADC.
I’m starting to think that I can get some passive DiMarzios with relatively wimpy magnets in an HSH configuration with a 5-way switch and just send that signal over, and then on the other side my Axe-FX 3 can pretend that the signal was brutal, and nobody will be the wiser.
So, should I stop with EMGs? I suspect so, but wanted to be sure. I think they still make perfect sense if one plugs in a cable right into an analog amp, but if one is digital, I’m not sure if there is a point any more, particularly for hum-buckers. (There are probably still advantages for single coils in terms of making them noise cancel.)