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EMG Zakk Wylde 81/85 Signature Humbucker Pickup Set - Black, Long Shaft Set

EMG Zakk Wylde 81/85 Signature Humbucker Pickup Set - Black, Long Shaft Set

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Zakk Wylde's Signature EMG 81/85 Pickup Set

EMG-85 Pickup: The EMG-85 pickup features a dual Alnico magnet design, which contributes to its powerful output that surpasses even the EMG-81 in measurable terms. With its wide aperture coils, the EMG-85 ensures a robust low end and a richer top end, making it well-suited for rhythm and blues where clarity and body are essential. Its natural tone prevents muddiness, maintaining clear midrange even when used as a rhythm pickup. This pickup shines when overdriving an amp's front end, providing a warm distortion that remains articulate and responsive to your playing dynamics.

EMG-81 Pickup: Designed for the lead guitarist, the EMG-81 is a high-output pickup that excels in scenarios demanding high volume and overdrive. It's particularly effective for rock 'n' roll and high-energy genres, offering a sharp attack and exceptional sustain that enhances solo performances. The ceramic magnet paired with wide aperture steel poles allows for a quick response with a rich, full-bodied tone. Notable for its ability to cut through the mix, the EMG-81 also boasts low noise levels, making it ideal for high-gain settings without unwanted feedback or hum.

Installation and Use: This classic setup, complete with long shaft volume and tone controls, is designed for seamless installation in Les Paul and similar styled guitars, as favored by Zakk Wylde. The combination of EMG-81 and EMG-85 pickups offers versatility, making it easy to switch between lead and rhythm while maintaining a dynamic and full-bodied sound. This setup is perfect for guitarists who need to command the stage with both powerful riffs and piercing solos.

Package Includes EMG's Exclusive No Solder Install System:

2 - 25k Long Shaft Volume Pots
2 - 25k Long Shaft Tone Pots
1 - Battery Bus
1 - Stereo Output Jack
1 - Two Pickup In/Out Bus
2 - Pair Mounting Screws And Springs
2 - Pickup Cables
4 - Connect Cables
1 - Output Cable
1 - Battery Cable


Condition New
Brand EMG
Model ZW SET
Made In USA
Finish Black
Number of Strings 6 Strings
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