Item #: EMG FAT55SET LIST

EMG Retro Active Fat 55 Electric Guitar Pickup Set

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MSRP: $279.99
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Product Description

The Fat 55 is capable of sitting back in a blues riff or rising up to the overdriven solo with ease. The EMG Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set was inspired by the ingenuity, tone, and feel of the original PAF, evoking the best tones of the 50’s and 60’s.

No longer limited by the technology of that era, this classic looking humbucker set adds a newly designed external preamp that provides the benefit of a low-impedance output; virtually no hum or added noise. The Alnico magnets in traditional open coil bobbins deliver fat, warm lows without losing any clarity on the high end. Staying true to conventional design can bring buzz and hum, which is where the new plug-on preamp comes in.

The preamp cleans up all of the output noise but retains the passive character of your tone. This is a passive pickup with all the benefits of active technology, yielding a new level of tonal control. The completely solderless Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set is available in black and zebra color options, giving you the look you love and the tone you need.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Retro Active 55 Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:
  • 2 25k volume pot
  • 2 25k tone pot
  • 1 battery bus
  • 1 stereo output jack
  • 1 two pickup in/out bus
  • 2 pair mounting screws and springs
  • 2 pickup cables
  • 4 connect cables
  • 1 output cable
  • 1 battery cable

Customer Reviews

Dru Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Transformed my guitar!
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What is your opinion of this product?
I had been hesitant about installing active pickups for years, due to all the mixed reviews I'd read. There seems to be no middle ground, people either love them or hate them. A friend of mine swears by the 81/85 combo, so I ordered the RetroActive set. All I can say is WOW! The neck pickup alone is worth the price of admission. These pickups have a very warm tone, not glassy or shrill, and the tone pot actually works. Even with the bass rolled up, the tone is clear and smooth. Installation was a breeze and my guitar is dead quiet, even at full gain. I will never buy another brand. EMG has outdone themselves with these vintage voiced pickups. Five stars.
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