Item #: EMG 5970 LIST

EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Pickup Set

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The EMG Retro Active Hot 70 set utilizes ceramic magnets in the bridge and alnico 5 in the neck producing high output Van Halen and ZZ top like tone of the late 70’s. This traditional open coil design set has a vintage look that players love. Each pickup is outfitted with a uniquely voiced plug-in FET preamp giving you low-impedance output while alleviating virtually all noise, hum and buzz common in passive pickups.

The outputs are voiced to give you an even volume between the neck and bridge for smooth pickup transitions. This powerful pickup set is available in black, zebra and black/red zebra. The Hot 70 set delivers all the passive feel and dynamic response of traditional passive humbuckers combined with all the advantages of active technology. Complete versatility is at your fingertips from the biggest rock tones to the sweetest cleans and everything between. The past has never sounded so good.

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Product Specifications

EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Pickup Set Specifications
  • Neck Pickup: RA-350A
  • Bridge Pickup: RA-370C
  • Neck Magnet Type: Alnico 5                   
  • Neck Resonant Frequency (KHz): 3.0                             
  • Neck Output Voltage (String): 4.50                           
  • Neck Output Voltage Max (Strum): 8.0                            
  • Neck Output Noise (60 Hz): -106                           
  • Neck Output Impedance (Kohm): 3.1
  • Bridge Magnet Type: Ceramic
  • Bridge Resonant Frequency (KHz): 2.33
  • Bridge Output Voltage (String): 4.0
  • Bridge Output Voltage Max (Strum): 8.0
  • Bridge Output Noise (60 Hz): -96
  • Bridge Output Impedance (Kohm): 3.1
  • Set Current at 9V (Microamps): 350
  • Set Battery Life (Hours): 1400
  • Set Maximum Supply (Volts DC): 27
  • Short Shaft: Strat style 10mm

Customer Reviews

Review: Les Paul Down Submitted: 8/19/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Les Paul (single cutaway guitars) beware
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I recently purchased this kit, last week. Waited a few days to install. On EMG's webpage there are two kits, one for Les Pauls and guitars with thick tops, the other kit is for thinner caps like Strats. AMS sells only the kit thats designed for thinner caps. I didn't find out this important fact until after the box was open. Once these kits are opened AMS will not allow the kit to be returned. With that said, I contacted AMS Customer Service and they will attempt to contact EMG to get the correct parts to fit my Les Paul. The parts in question are the Volume and Tone pots. I have been told by AMS it could take 6 weeks for the proper parts to show up to replace the short shaft pots. While I spoke with AMS they were sorry about the incorrect kit parts but bottom line my 2013 Gibson Traditional Gold Top is sitting in its case; tore apart waiting for parts that will not arrive for weeks. Before you order, make sure its the right kit. FYI; other On-Line Venders are doing the exact same thing and its not just AMS. Still a customer with AMS just wished it didn't take over a month to get the proper parts for my NOT SO RARE guitar. There is a upside, I own the Crossroads pickups by EMG and these are a newer type of pickup by EMG. Those pickups sound fantastic and I know once the proper parts arrive; these pickups will sound great too.


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