EMG 85 Humbucker Pickup
Black with 18 Foot Mogami Gold Instrument Cable
EMG pickups need no introduction to those who want tone, punch and noise-free performance when upgrading their pickups. Their active pickups are often found as stock pickups on high end and custom guitars. EMG has been doing the high end active pickup thing for a long time and there is a reason why they are still in demand.
The EMG 85 humbucker pickup uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low-end and a fatter top end. It’s a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde. The midrange has better definition and doesn’t get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position either. Steve Lukather uses the 85 as his lead pickup in the bridge position of his Ernie Ball Signature "Luke" model. It has loads of output and isn’t muddy. The 85 has a natural tone that works great as a rhythm and blues pickup. It appeared on the later Guild® Bluesbird™ (designed by George Gruhn) model which was a favorite of blues player Buddy Guy for years. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any conditions it responds accurately to your technique. In other words, it gives you "your" tone, only better than most stock pickups.
To sweeten the deal, we are throwing in the Mogami Gold Instrument cable - 18' of high definition sound to make great tone even better.
- Logo Color: Gold
- Resonant Frequency: 2.55 (kHz)
- RMS Output Voltage: 1.25
- Peak Output Voltage: 1.75
- Output Noise: -89 (dBV)
- Output Impedance:10 (Kohm)
- Current: 80 @ 9V (Microamps)
- Battery Life: 3000 (Hours)
- Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable
- Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
- Output jack
- Battery clip set
- Screws & springs.
- Mogami 18 Foot Gold Instrument cable