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  1. EMG Pre-Wired Telecaster Pickup Set
    $1890
  2. EMG 81TWX Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup
    $1290
  3. EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set
    $1190
  4. Top Rated
    EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    From $1090
  5. Top Rated
    EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    From $1090
    Open Box:
    $101.37
  6. EMG 81 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    $1050
  7. Top Rated
    EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    $990
  8. EMG EXG Guitar Expander EQ Knob
    $790
  9. EMG 808X 8-String Active Guitar Pickup
    $1290
  10. EMG MetalWorks EMG-85 Humbucking Active Pickup
    $1190
  11. Open Box
    EMG 40DC Bass Humbucker Pickup Red
    Open Box:
    $100.44
  12. EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup
    $990
  13. Top Seller
    EMG EMG-VG20 Vince Gill Prewired Pickguard Set
    $2990
  14. EMG RA-2 Pro Series Prewired Pickguard
    $2790
  15. Open Box
    EMG Zakk Wylde Limited Set
    Open Box:
    $259.47
  16. Top Rated
    EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System
    $2790
    Open Box:
    $259.47
  17. EMG EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set
    $2490
  18. EMG 57/66 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set
    $2200
  19. EMG Gary Holt Active Guitar Pickup Set
    $2090
  20. Top Seller
    EMG 81/85 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set
    $19999
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About EMG

Rob Turner, founder of EMG, has been playing around with pickups since 1969, starting his own business in 1974 in the back of his parents' garage, fixing amps and building gadgets. He started making pickups in earnest in 1976, when he founded Dirtywork Studios, later to change its name to Overlend, and released the pickups we know today as the EMG H and EMG HA.

EMG pickups were intended from the beginning to provide very even string-to-string response and enhanced bandwidth over traditional pickups. To this end, most use bar magnets rather than individual pole-piece magnets — though pickups with individual pole-pieces are available from EMG — and an internal pre-amp built into the pickup itself. These characteristics made them ideal for the original Steinberger guitars when they were released in 1983, the same year that Overlend changed its name to EMG. As the Steinbergers became more widely known, so did the pickups, and EMG's reputation grew by leaps and bounds, especially among players who were seeking a pickup that would drive the racks full of effects so common at the time, a task at which the low-impedance design of the EMG pickups excelled.

Artists and luthiers began to pick up on the advantages of active pickups, with endorsees ranging from David Gilmour to Judas Priest and virtually every manufacturer offering instruments with EMG setups. As the popularity of the pickups grew, the variety of pickups expanded, eventually adding passive pickups, traditional pole-piece designs and a range of accessories, like the PA-2 booster or SPC "fat control." Almost 40 years after its founding, EMG continues to innovate and move guitar sound forward.

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