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EMG 85 Active Guitar Humbucker Pickup

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The EMG 85 has more measurable output than the 81, however, its frequency response and string interface are different.
The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy lowend and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. Itís a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde.

EMG 85 Includes:
  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
  • Pre-wired split shaft volume/tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Screws & springs

EMG 85 Features
The EMG 85 was developed as a replacement for our original EMG 58. We still manufacture the EMG 58 on occasion, but the newer EMG 85 is different than the original 58. Both models have characteristics that are admirable, but the 85 won out in the end. Although the EMG 85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Itís a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde.

The midrange has better definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position either. Steve Lukather uses the 85 as his lead pickup in the bridge position of his Ernie Ball Signature Luke model. It has loads of output and isn't muddy. The 85 has a natural tone that works great as a rhythm and blues pickup. It appeared on the later Guild Bluesbird (designed by George Gruhn) model which was a favorite of blues player Buddy Guy for years. The EMG 85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any conditions it responds accurately to your technique.

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Phone:  707-525-9941 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

EMG 85 Active Humbucker Pickup Specifications

  • Logo Color: Gold
  • Resonant Frequency (kHz): 2.55
  • RMS Output Voltage: 1.25
  • Peak Output Voltage: 1.75
  • Output Noise (dBV): -89
  • Output Impedance (Kohm): 10
  • Current @ 9V (Microamps): 80
  • Battery Life (Hours): 3000


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