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

Further information

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

Tomasz Helel Popowicz, 16.05.2013
hi,

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


Tomasz
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Great pickups

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.
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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
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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
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  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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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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