The Stratocaster is one of the most iconic musical instruments ever created... and as grand a statement as that is, it's 100% true. So it goes without saying that a legendary axe deserves some equally legendary pickups, and these single-coil EMG Stratocaster pickups aim to live up to that title. A quick glance through the lineup will show you that most of the options here are active designs, which is par for the course for EMG. Active pickups are their claim to fame, and they're good enough to find their way onto the guitars of rockers and metalheads as notorious as Slayer, Metallica, Rammstein, Judas Priest and more - so if you play a Strat and want to see your name added to that list, you're in the right place.
There's even the option here to outfit your entire instrument - all three positions - at once, with sets like the EMG SAX Active Single-Coil Guitar Pickup Set and the EMG EMG-SA Single Coil Active Guitar Pickup Set. They're perfect for total conversions from stock, or if you're building a kit Strat and looking to put EMGs on it right from the start. Of course, if you're more of a piece-by-piece sort of tinker, you can definitely go for even more customization by choosing individual pickups. That could mean sticking with active models such as the EMG SA Active Single Coil Electric Guitar Pickup, or checking out what EMG has up its passive sleeve with the likes of the EMG S3 Hot Passive Hidden Poles Single Coil or the EMG S4 Passive Rail Single-Coil Replacement Electric Guitar Pickup.
Although EMG specializes in active Alnico-magnet single-coil pickups, that doesn't mean they stop there, and you can certainly find a few ceramic magnets and passive pickups here as well. So really, the only requirement to choosing pickups from this selection of EMG single-coil Stratocaster pickups is that you have a Strat (or a compatible axe) to slap them on. From there, it'll be on you to discover firsthand how to make them sing their best and loudest!