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EMG 808 Black

Active Humbucker for 8-String Guitars

  • From the EMG custom shop
  • Built into a bass pickup housing - therefore no direct replacement for a regular Humbucker
  • Dual coil with Alnico magnets - like an EMG 85 with the same output
  • Dimensions (L x W x D): 101.60 x 38 x 19 mm
  • Incl. Quik-connect Kabal pre-wired split shaft volume / tone knob set, output jack, battery clip set, screws and springs

Further information

Type of pickup Humbucker
Active Pickup System Yes
Passive Pickup System No
Wiring 3-Conductor
Colour Black
Position Bridge
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Great metal pickup

18.09.2014
Bought this to replace one I broke in a mates guitar during a recording session. Absolutely fantastic sound for downtuned 8 string stuff. Super tight and very meaty sounding (used it in a Agile Intrepid 8 string) cleans are nice and glassy too especially if you run it at 18 volts (google "EMG 18V mod") this also adds headroom for the distorted stuff.

EMG's seem to get quite a bit of hate from the extended range guitar community but I don't really understand why. Low noise, wide frequency response, very fast responding pickup wth lots of clarity. Exactly what you need when you're riffing down in the lower registers!
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29.08.2014
The EMG 808 active pickup is great replacment for every stock 8 stringer humbucker bar. It gives you a lot more gain, and edgy rich distroted sound, great for rock and (mostly) metal riffs. The package contain everything what you need to put it into your guitar. A very interesting solution is the use of cables with small plugs (such as. the radiators in desktop computers) for connecting the entire system without soldering. If you new 8 string guitar has stock pickups, or you are simply not satisfied with how they sound, the EMG 808 is for you!
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EMG 808 Black
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EMG 808 Black

Active Humbucker for 8-String Guitars From the EMG custom shop, Built into a bass pickup housing - therefore no direct replacement for a regular Humbucker, Dual coil with Alnico magnets - like an...

  • Type of pickup: Humbucker
  • Active: Yes
  • Active Pickup System: Yes
  • Passive Pickup System: No
  • Passive: No
  • Wiring: 3-Conductor
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
EMG 808X Black
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EMG 808X Black

Active Humbucker For 8-string guitars, From the EMG custom shop, Built into a Bass Pickup housing - therefore no direct replacement for a regular Humbucker, Dual coil pickup with Alnico V magnets -...

  • Type of pickup: Humbucker
  • Active: Yes
  • Active Pickup System: Yes
  • Passive Pickup System: No
  • Passive: No
  • Wiring: Completely Wired
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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