EMG SA BK

Active Noiseless Single Coil Pickup

  • Position: All
  • Output: Medium
  • The most popular EMG Strat pickup
  • Vintage single coil sound with extra mids and a higher output, giving the pickup bell-like overtones and more sustain
  • Connections: Solderless
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Cover colour: Black
  • Made in the USA

Includes an EMGs solderless installation system:

  • 1 x 25k Volume potentiometer (thread length: 9.5 mm)
  • 1 x 25k Tone potentiometer (thread length: 9.5 mm)
  • 1 x Battery bus
  • 1 x Stereo output jack
  • 1 x Two pickup in/out bus
  • 1 x Pair of mounting screws and springs
  • 1 x Pickup cable
  • 2 x Connection cable
  • 1 x Output cable
  • 1 x Battery cable

Further Information

Aktive Circuit Yes
Wiring 3-Conductor
Pickup Output Medium
Cap Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Middle, Neck
Stacked - hum free Yes
Telecaster No
Stratocaster Yes
Other No

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The best PU of EMG for Blues Sounds!
TheRelact, 13.02.2014
The "EMG-SA" is an active single-coil with an alnico 5 magnet. It stands for "the" classic vintage Strat single-coil sound that EMG offers. Internal shielding and a low impedance preamp provide most extensive reduction of noise even at higher output levels. The "SA" provides the warmth of the lower mids, sounds very creamy and gives the necessary expressiveness for multi-faceted and bluesy tone building. He brings in total more highs and upper mids than the "SLV", designed individually for Steve Lukather of Toto and basically an over-wound "SA". The "EMG-SA" is commonly used for classic and clean sounds and also very popular for crunchy and light distorted sounds. However, the SA can also rock really well. He is one of the most popular pickups of EMG. At the EMG DG-20 (David Gilmour) three "EMG-SA" are installed to fit the taste of one of the most famous Strat players ever.
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Very bright single coil sound-Feels underwhelming- A PAIN to install
Jackson99, 24.03.2021
I took this as a set with the EMG 81 with the non-soldering switch etc.. 1. PAIN to install, schematics are rubbish if you want to do a simple circuit like V-V-Tone with 2 pickups....I had to figure everything by myself and it took hours instead of minutes with a solder. 2. Thin, Spanky strat sound perfect for cleans, but underwhelming for neck leads when combined with the 81. Needs to get close to the strings to balance. Still Spanky. Considering the SA is considered the more meaty EMG single coil...It will take some trial and error to get the tones going. 3. During installation the pickup wires have the clip ends which are thicker than the cable itself. It the guitar has small drilled holes for wiring, you are in big trouble as you might end up needing re-drilling.
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Great pickup
DT1980, 12.04.2020
Nice sounding pickup, very dynamic for an active. The solderless connections are very easy to install the pickup. Like all EMG products, the build quality is outstanding.
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Great single coil pickup
SpyrosMargo, 03.10.2019
Just an amazing sound overall!
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