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EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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.

FEATURES

  • Package includes:
  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
  • Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Screws and springs
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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EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

KILLER PICKUPS!

By Metalfreak

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

This pickup is perfect in the neck for cleans and pretty good on distortion. However if you're completely sure you're a rhythm guitarist, this is the best pickup you could possibly put in the bridge position.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A versitle, distinctive rhythm pickup

By Steve

from San Jose, California

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By King Quiee

from Ontario, CA

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

i had this pickup installed on my schecter tempest custom and out of everything that i could choose to play for a rhythm guitar, i'd pick my tempest w/ the 60. Everything about this pickup is great for rhythm. James Hetfield and Jim Root are both wise to use this pickup for when they aren't taking lead. If you are a rhythm guitarist who wants great quality in their music, then you gotta have this pickup.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest metal rythm pickups in the world.

By Max Martin

from Seattle WA

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

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 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great pickups but not for metal

By reVo

from lake forrest, california

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

i have one of these pickups in my custom schecter hellraiser c-1 fr these pickups have some good crunch but would be better used as a clean pickup

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality

By ESPplayer

from Chino Hills, CA

Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

A great pickup. Easy to install. I installed the 60 at the neck with an 81 at the bridge, and they sound great together.

 
5.0

awesome

By Bob

from West Fork, AR

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Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

I bought this for my son's dean vendetta, installed in the neck with an 81 in the bridge. it has the sound he wanted, installation was easy.

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this for all my guitars.

By Cesar

from Tustin, California

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Pros

  • Easy to INSTALL
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

    This definitely deserves more than 5 stars. Forget about all that stuff about "the 60 is only for rhythm players" if it's in the Neck position, this thing is versatile in all areas (especially solos) so smooth and warm and just sounds amazing.

     
    5.0

    Emg 60 ... the light of rock

    By Matrix

    from hillsdale

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    Pros

    • easy install
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • rhythm

      Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

      Great product as its said this pickup is great for rhythm. I matched this pickup with an emg 80 and couldn't be happier.

       
      5.0

      EMG 60 Perfect Strat HSS Pickup

      By GARRY MACDONALD

      from Camino California

      Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

      The EMG 60 is the PERFECT bridge pup to combine with EMG SAs in neck and middle for a Fat Strat setup. Raise the SAs up as high as possible without touching strings; lower a little on the treble side. Lower the 60 down until you achieve almost the same volume when switching from M or N to B; the 60 will probably always be a bit louder. Also keep the bass side raised higher than the treble side. This combo gives almost the signature B + N tone. The EMG 81 is much fatter and more distorted than the 60; the 85 is even fatter. The 60 still has plenty of punch but will sound quite clean with the volume down a little or when playing lightly.

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