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EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup

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The EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup features close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets and powered by a newly designed preamp, the 85-X is a powerful pickup with exceptional tone and versatility across the spectrum. The Alnico magnets give a warm growl and velvet lead tones that enable you to play the deepest of blues to the most extreme m...  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
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Overview

The EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup features close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets and powered by a newly designed preamp, the 85-X is a powerful pickup with exceptional tone and versatility across the spectrum. The Alnico magnets give a warm growl and velvet lead tones that enable you to play the deepest of blues to the most extreme metal.

Try this guitar pickup in the bridge position for exceptional smoothness and soul. It pairs well with just about every other humbucker in the EMG line. Give it a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting players all around the world.

The complete replacement pickup package Includes: EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect system; split shaft volume/active tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.

Features

EMG's exclusive Solderless Quik-Connect system Includes:
Split shaft volume/active tone control set
Output jack
Battery clip set
Screws & springs
Specifications
Logo Color:  Gold
Magnet Type Alnico
Resonant Frequency (kHz): 1.91
Output Voltage (String): 4.00
Output Voltage (Strum): 8.50
Output Noise (60Hz): -108
Output Impedance (Kohm): 2.00
Current @9V (Microamps): 80
Battery Life (Hours): 3000
Maximum Supply (Volts DC): 27
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EMG85-X Active Humbucker Pickup
 
5.0

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5.0

Fantastic Pickup!

By Dave

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup:

If you like the EMG 85 then you will love the 85-X. The extra headroom gives this a little more edge while keeping the 85 tone. I put this in the bridge position of my ESP LTD M-1000 and I absolutely love the tone. I play through a Line 6 Spider Valve 212. EMG's exclusive Solderless Quik-Connect system is an awesome idea. My guitar already had EMGs to start with so I didn't have to use it, but this system would make wiring possible for the average person. Once set up, changing pickups is as simple as unpluging the old one and plugging in the new one.

(16 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A monster

By Dshitsky

from San Bernardino

Comments about EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup:

This pickup is great. I put it in the bridge and it gave me a rich heavy sound I was looking fore. Makes my guitar sound real heavy. The quick connect is great because I was able to put my pickup in with no problem under 20 minutes. Over all,its great.

 
5.0

Great product EMG X's top previous EMGs

By Rockin Rob

from Houston, Tx

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Pros

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

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    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup:

    EMG 81/85X clean and lots of headroom. Thinking of replacing old 81/85 with X versions.

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