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Item # 301503 | Customer Ratings: Ratings ( 5 Based on 9 reviews)

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      EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (301503)
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While the EMG-60 humbucker still features the close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets for the brightest attack of any of EMG's many humbucking models, this pickup also packs plenty of output with both clarity and cut through high end. The EMG-60 guitar pickup is incredible for rhythm guitar as metal and extreme players have discovered. James Hetfield's signature ESP models use EMG-60s because their distinctive crunch sets any rhythm player apart in the mix of a band that pumps a lot of midrange from the stage.

With a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear, yet fat lead pickup. The resonance slope is steeper but the peak is higher than other EMG models. The EMG-60 pickup is the result of a lot of input from various people. It is probably the most versatile humbucking pickup EMG makes, but doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Features:

  • Package includes:
    EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
    Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
    Output jack
    Battery clip set
    Screws and springs


EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Specifications:

  • Resonant Frequency: 2.95kHz
    Magnet Type: Ceramic
    Output Voltage (String): 1.25
    Output Voltage (Strum): 3.5
    Output Noise @ 60Hz: -89dBV
    Output Impedance: 10kOhms
    Current @ 9V: 80 microamps
    Battery Life: 3,000 hours
    Maximum Supply: 27V DC


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  • A versitle, distinctive rhythm pickup

    As reviewed by Steve on 2/12/2009

    Like others have said, there are few better humbuckers for rhythm players in the blues/rock/metal world. It comes into its element when it's distorted, yet has no problem calming down for pure clean notes. Its tone covers a wide range; it's equally good a pumping out crunchy treble and chugging bass. Used in the bridge of an SG Special, with an 81 in the neck.

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  • not just for metal

    As reviewed by Shadowgrass3 on 6/29/2011

    Don't let this pickup fool you, it's much more versatile than you might think. I have one in a Strat (neck position) with an 85 in the bridge, and have no problem going from great clean tones to fat, sassy dirty sounds and on to massive crunch. The EMG-60 in the neck position is a great performer. It's a pickup that manages to be warm, smooth, and powerful without ever getting muddy. Since it has a voice all its own, with a lower output, it gives me a great tone with the switch in the middle position, balancing wonderfully with the bridge position 85. I can't recommend the EMG-60 highly enough as an amazing neck-position humbucker.

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  • Greatest metal rythm pickups in the world.

    As reviewed by Max Martin on 9/19/2009

    When my freind told me he was using a emg pickup for one of his new guitars i thought great. when he told me it was a 60 i thought a why not a higher level? 3 months later he brings it over to show me. when he first played it i didnt think it sounded to great. He asked me to try it out (he's a lead and i play rythm.) so when i played it i just went nuts it was a great sound! with no pedals toped of gain it still sounded just the way you want it to. TRUST ME!!! this is very very rare. With most pickups it's ether to cleen or to dirty. now i beg him to lend me it just for the pickups. If you play any metal rythm next time you get a guitar check for these or put these in a custom.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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