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EMG 85 Electric Guitar Pickup EMG-85 EMG

EMG 85 Electric Guitar Pickup

RRP: £99.99


EMG 85 Electric Guitar Pickup

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The EMG-85 pickup has been designed for lead guitarists and is a high output active humbucker. Best used in the neck position with an EMG-81 in the bridge. Although the EMG85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy lowend and a fatter top end. The 85 is one of our first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well rounded half of its famous twin, the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. Most often used in the rhythm position, the alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones to enable you to play the muddiest of blues to the most extreme metal. Try it in the bridge position for exceptional smoothness and soul. This pickup pairs well with just about every other humbucker in our line. Give it a try and experience why it’s been a top seller for so many years.

Product Details

  • Best for neck position:
  • Active humbucking pickup:
  • Quik-Connect cable:
  • Prewired split shaft volumetone control set:
  • Output jack:
  • Battery clip set:
  • Screws & springs included: