EMG’s Retro Active technology moves to the single coil arena. Constructed with custom wound coils and Alnico 5 magnets, the Maverick Five Set provides high powered surf Strat tones made famous by California artists like The Chantays, The Surfians, and the king Dick Dale. Each pickup is uniquely voiced to create a brilliant combination when brought together, and stand up to anything position 1, 3 or 5 could ask for. Be prepared for the added punch and power of the active world married to the classic feel of passives. Like our Retro Active Humbuckers you get vintage tone with no buzz or hum. Welcome to the classic Strat tone without the classic Strat noise. Surfs up, bra!