• Wish list
  • Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

EMG 85 Black

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 (including David Gilmour, Steve Lukather and Metallica's Kirk Hammett) speaks for itself!

The EMG 85 is oriented on the legendary PAF, Alnico magnets are used and consequently sound warm and singing, without emphasizing certain frequencies. Guitar pure! Black with golden EMG logo.

  • Humbucker
  • Active version
  • No noise
  • No humming
  • Alnico magnets
  • Warm attack with rich mids and highs
  • Very similar to PAF
  • Golden EMG logo
  • With potentiometers
  • Colour: Black

Customers that were interested in EMG 85 Black, have then bought these products

EMG 85 Black 36% bought this exact product
EMG 85 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€85 Add to Cart
EMG 81 Black 21% bought EMG 81 Black €85
EMG 60 Black 7% bought EMG 60 Black €79
EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black 5% bought EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black €159
Seymour Duncan SH-JB Hot Rodded Humbucker 4% bought Seymour Duncan SH-JB Hot Rodded Humbucker €148
Our most popular Humbucker Pickups

Related products

EMG 81 Black
(350) EMG 81 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€85
EMG 60 Black
(140) EMG 60 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€79
EMG 3 Position Switch ST-Style SL
(72) EMG 3 Position Switch ST-Style SL
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€32
EMG SA Black
(30) EMG SA Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€75
EMG Kerry King Set Black
(29) EMG Kerry King Set Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€198
EMG 85X Black
(30) EMG 85X Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€93
EMG H4A Black
(118) EMG H4A Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€66
EMG James Hetfield Set BC
(91) EMG James Hetfield Set BC
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€198
EMG 81X Black
(39) EMG 81X Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€109
EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black
(344) EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€159
EMG 89 Black
(40) EMG 89 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€103
ESP LTD KH-202 Caution
(1) ESP LTD KH-202 Caution
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€555
EMG 85 White
(18) EMG 85 White
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€90
EMG 3 Pos Toggle Switch BK
(7) EMG 3 Pos Toggle Switch BK
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€27
EMG H4 Black
(297) EMG H4 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€55
EMG KH20 Kirk Hammet
(39) EMG KH20 Kirk Hammet
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€211
ESP LTD KH Nosferatu Limited ESP LTD KH Nosferatu Limited
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€1,299
EMG James Hetfield Set G
(3) EMG James Hetfield Set G
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€199
Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special Set ZEB Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special Set...
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€222
EMG SL20 Steve Lukather
(91) EMG SL20 Steve Lukather
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€199
EMG SA/SA/81 Black
(37) EMG SA/SA/81 Black
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€235
KHDK Dark Blood Distortion
(1) KHDK Dark Blood Distortion
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€225
EMG TBTW EMG TBTW
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€102
Seymour Duncan Bonamassa Skinner Burst Set A
(1) Seymour Duncan Bonamassa Skinner Burst Set...
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€379
Seymour Duncan Bonamassa Skinner Burst Set Z Seymour Duncan Bonamassa Skinner Burst Set...
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€379
EMG Fat 55 Set Black EMG Fat 55 Set Black
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017

This item is due in on the date shown above and can then be sent with immediate effect.

Standard Delivery Times
€169
EMG Fat 55 Set Zebra EMG Fat 55 Set Zebra
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017

This item is due in on the date shown above and can then be sent with immediate effect.

Standard Delivery Times
€169
EMG Super 77 Set Zebra EMG Super 77 Set Zebra
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017
Due back in stock on 20.03.2017

This item is due in on the date shown above and can then be sent with immediate effect.

Standard Delivery Times
€169
PRS Sonzera 20 Combo PRS Sonzera 20 Combo
item not yet available
item not yet available

This item is not currently available in Germany. Please contact us for further information or to see if we have a suitable alternative or a B-Stock available.

Standard Delivery Times
€819
EMG DG20LH David Gilmour Lefthand EMG DG20LH David Gilmour Lefthand
item not yet available
item not yet available

This item is not currently available in Germany. Please contact us for further information or to see if we have a suitable alternative or a B-Stock available.

Standard Delivery Times
€260

134 customer ratings:

Overall rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
sound
quality
5 Stars
110 Customers

110 customers have given this product a 5-star rating.

Of these, 106 customers have written no texts or given their feedback in another language.

read all 4 reviews
4 Stars
19 Customers

19 customers have given this product a 4-star rating.

Of these, 18 customers have written no texts or given their feedback in another language.

Read review
3 Stars
5 Customers

5 customers have given this product a 3-star rating.

Of these, 5 customers have written no texts or given their feedback in another language.

2 Stars
no one
1 Star
no one

1–2 of 62 feedback texts

Read all reviews

EMG 85

Total
sound
quality
Tomasz Helel Popowicz, 16.05.2013
hi,

Fantastic active pickup for neck position.
Gives full and fat "neck sound" both overdriven and clean.


Tomasz
Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report

Great pickups

Total
sound
quality
17.12.2014
I bought this pickup together with the 81 for my ESP Horizon from 2000, which had stock pickups. For the style we play in the band (thrash), the sound is a huge leap from previous pickups. For rock to brutal metal, it's highly recommended. Cleans on this one (neck) are also actually quite well defined and warm.

The second great thing is the solderless approach. It comes with the needed pots, and without having much guitar tech knowledge, I managed to install everything correctly, until I came to the point to solder them to the selection switch... this I got a tech to do, as I don't know how to solder. Nevertheless, very good idea from EMG.
Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
EMG 85 Black
(134)
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
(30)
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
(18)
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
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
€85 £72.38
Price includes VAT, shipping costs extra

£ price – guideline price only

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
item number 152101
sales unit 1 piece
available since January 2002
Total rating
sound
quality
sales rank
in this category Rank 11
at thomann.de Rank 4404
Share this product
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guide
Product comparison
Humbucker Pickups
EMG 85 Black
(134)
EMG 85 Black
€85

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
Gibson Dirty Fingers
(65)
Gibson Dirty Fingers
€98

Gibson Dirty Fingers - original reissue humbucker pickup (bridge version), 4-conductor. Colour: Black.

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
Seymour Duncan SH-8B BK
(119)
Seymour Duncan SH-8B BK
€89

Pickup The Invader sounds powerful and rich in highs thanks to its wide ceramic magnetic field, and delivers its characteristic sound that sets it far apart from other distortion pickups. ...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson BurstBucker Pro Bridge NC
(43)
Gibson BurstBucker Pro Bridge NC
€98

Original Gibson Humbucker Burstbucker Pro, Bridge position, Reproduction of the 59 P.A.F. humbucker, With Alnico V magnets, Stronger, louder and more aggressive sound, Colour: Nickel

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson BurstBucker Pro Neck NC
(40)
Gibson BurstBucker Pro Neck NC
€98

Gibson Burstbucker Pro NC - original Gibson humbucker pickup (neck position). Replica of the '59 P.A.F. humbucker with Alnico V magnet (louder and stronger), nickel cover.

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
EMG 57 Black
(9)
EMG 57 Black
€102

Humbucker Pickup Active, For bridge position, Alnico V magnets, Steel pole pieces, PAF style pickup with a modern design, Colour: Black, Included: Solderless install system, volume/tone knob set,...

  • Active: Yes
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
(180)
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
€109

Gibson 57 Classic Vintage Nickel Cover humbucker pick-up - ultimate re-issue of the 'patent applied for' pick-ups. Clear bluesy sound to fat and rich sustained lead sound. Nickel cover

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan SH-13 BLK
(63)
Seymour Duncan SH-13 BLK
€103

Humbucker Pickup for Electric Guitar Designed for Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, the Dimebucker does a balancing act with its large ceramic magnets and steel blades, bridging high output power...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
(123)
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
€118

Gibson 57 Classic Vintage Gold Cover Humbucker pickup - clear bluesy sound to the fat and rich sustain lead sound. Colour: Gold

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan SH-6 Set Distortion Mayhem
(90)
Seymour Duncan SH-6 Set Distortion Mayhem
€122

Pickup Set Distortion Mayhem Comprising two SH-6 Distortion humbuckers, For neck and bridge positions, For aggressive and modern playing, Designed for punk, metal and hardcore, Colour: Black

  • Active: No
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 81 Black
(350)
EMG 81 Black
€85

Active Pickup The EMG-81 is a pickup with high output. It is best suited for high volumes and amps with master volume. If the amp is sufficiently overdriven, the pickup produces aggressive to...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
EMG 60 Black
(140)
EMG 60 Black
€79

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

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

Smart Navigator

Further EMG items

Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. £7), free shipping on orders above 199 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(14)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(1)
(2)
Feedback

Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

cancel