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EMG 85 Brushed Chrome

EMG 85 Brushed Chrome

Guitar pickup

  • Body shape: Humbucker
  • Active Electronics
  • No noise, no hum
  • Alnico magnets
  • Warm attack with rich mids and highs
  • Very similar to PAF
  • Complete with potetiometer, switch socket and battery clip
  • Laser-engraved EMG logo
  • Colour: Brushed chrome

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Rating from EMG 85X Black EMG 85X Black

Pickups DIY install and sounds great

Michael_Axe, 31.05.2013

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Active pickups at their best. Easy to install, great sound. 85-X - I fitted two on my LP to upgrade the pickups, now gives a wider range of sounds and a 'deeper' fuller tone. Being able to choose exactly the pickup combination you want and install them yourself is great.
Rating from EMG 85X Black EMG 85X Black

Very clear and warm, enormous output

Florian4355, 20.02.2014

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The Emg 85-X is a quite warm sounding Pickup that still lets very high frequencies get through. I first used it in the bridge position, now I am using it as a neck pickup, where it sounds warm, yet still retains high overtones if mounted close enough to the strings. It does not compress or clip like previous active pickups, but the output is so high it can cause some clean channels to clip. Also the high output can cause too much compression when you play hig-gain solos with it, so it is best used with a less compressing amplifier. If so, the sound is still very articulate and not muddy.
Compared to the 81-X in the bridge postition it sounds warmer/less aggressive, more boomy and like it had some mid frequencies missing. I rather like the 81X used with a thick pick.
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EMG 85 on steriods

Seger, 25.12.2014

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The EMG 85-X has the same high quality as all the EMG products.

I bought two of them in 2010 and installed them in a brand new Gibson Explorer and the sounds is simply amasing.

Currently I own 3 guitars with EMG 85 in (a Jackson SL-3, 2 Music man Luke II) and the EMG 85-X is more brighter and has a wider dynamic than the EMG 85.

I encurrage you all to try this pick-up as an better alternative to EMG 85.
Rating from EMG 85 White EMG 85 White

EMG 85 WH

Paul H. 728, 16.05.2013

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Got this in my 96 Epi LP. AWESOME sound, much more attack than the passive counterpart. Teamed with an EMG 81 WH. Truly full sound, colder tones than a passive pickup, but perfect for thrashing out metal licks and serious rock. Good quality, solid construction. Stunning good looks and an attitude to match.
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EMG 85 Brushed Chrome
EMG 85 Brushed Chrome

Guitar pickup Body shape: Humbucker, Active Electronics, No noise, no hum, Alnico magnets, Warm attack with rich mids and highs, Very similar to PAF, Complete with potetiometer, switch socket and...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 85 Black
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EMG 85 Black

Guitar Pickup Active pickups in electric guitars split the field: But even sceptics have to admit one thing: The EMG pickups sound fantastic and without wild noise. The long list of prominent users...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 85X Black
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EMG 85X Black

Active Pickup for Electric Guitar High output humbucker with long sustain, Alnico magnets, Can be used in neck and bridge, Newly developed preamp with open and dynamic sound concept, Colour: Black,...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: Completely Wired
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 85 White
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EMG 85 White

Guitar pickup Humbucker, Active, No noise, No humming, Alnico magnets, Warm attack with rich mids and highs, Very similar to PAF, Golden EMG logo, With potentiometers, Colour white

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: White
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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