Marcus Henderson, the man behind the guitar tracks on the hit video game "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero 2" has made the EMG-85 guitar pickup an official part of his arsenal. The EMG-MH Marcus Henderso... Read More
Marcus Henderson, the man behind the guitar tracks on the hit video game "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero 2" has made the EMG-85 guitar pickup an official part of his arsenal. The EMG-MH Marcus Henderson Active 85/85 Humbucker set includes two EMG-85 active humbuckers for bridge and neck, an authentic Marcus Henderson pick and postcard, as well as every part you need for install--pots, output jack, and cables.
EMG-85 Active Humbucking Pickups
Although the EMG-85 humbuckers have more measurable output than 81s, their frequency responses and string interfaces are different. The 85 pickups use two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with wide aperture to maintain beefy low ends and fatter top ends. Because of a more natural tone, they work great as rhythm and blues pickups because they have loads of output but aren't muddy. They're a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge.
The midranges have great definition and don't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. These pickups work best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the pickups respond accurately to your technique.
"The best ... pickups ever made. Yeah, they're mine; but I'm always up front with you guys. No joke these are the best. Period." -Marcus Henderson
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