EMG SL20 Steve Lukather

Complete Pickup Set

The SLV models have been specially developed for Steve Lukather and are only available in this set.

  • Prewired
  • On black pearloid pickguard
  • Black potentiometer knobs
  • Pickup SLV / SLV / 85
  • 5-Way switch
  • Volume & tone controls

Further Information

Aktive Circuit Yes
Wiring Prewired
Pickup Output High
Cap Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Middle, Neck
Stacked - hum free Yes
Telecaster No
Stratocaster Yes
Other No
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Great investment for a cheap guitar
Sisa, 31.12.2017
Bought this Pickup Set around 5 years ago for my Bullet strat (cheapest squier there is) and it transformed a nice playable guitar with mediocre pickups at best into a great guitar with awesome sound.

Versatility showed when i switched bands from a Rock band to Black metal and then even to an old school Death metal band. The only thing that changed was the tunning and the string thickness. On the E standard an D tunning humbucker gives a clear rich sound, and when you drop the tunning to B its just a insane greasy sound, which is probably not for everyone but it was music to ears for me. The only thing I did on the B tunning was to shut the Tone Knob completely and it gave just enough treble to make things work.

The humbucker has a rich gainy sound with much to play with, but i didn't like it too much on clean. On the contrary the single coils don't like distortion much but they begin to shine once you witch to a clean or crunch channel.

The assembly is extremely easy, all the cables have connectors so no soldering is required.
Modifications on the guitar (Bullet strat) I needed to do:
- Hole for the Battery
- Wider hole for the cables that lead to the input
- Deeper hole for the Switch which is bigger by a margin compared to the stock one

Other big plus with this pickup set its very easy to switch guitars. It took me less than 30min to move it from bullet to my affinity squier (only body modification is wider hole for the cable of the input and fore the battery, hole under the switch is just enough deep). Didn't even need to remove the strings. Again the improvement was insane
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a fantastic sound
Davide66, 12.11.2019
It's Steve Lukather sound at all!
mounted in 15 minutes in my american stratocaster, you can go from crystal clear sound to hard distorted sound as Steve does in his records! Use the volume pot and get a powerful control of your distortion, plug it in your acoustic amplifier and enjoy,
Put the switch in the second position (middle and neck pickups counterphase) and it gives good original stratocaster sound too!
really noiseless, play it loud!
GREAT SET!
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28.03.2015
these pickups love distortion. not the saying the clean is bad but these pickups are hot, made for filth. battery life isnt too bad, jus dont leave your guitar plugged in...overnight...like i do...constantly! installation was easy.
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Don't be afraid of those!
22.02.2017
I ordered those pickups to give life to my old, cheap strat, which I love. Having everything pre-soldered and easy to install was the real value, that pursuaded me to buy this piece(s) of gear.

The pickguard didn't fit - and the old one had different holes for pots, which i had to re-drill, because pots in this set are connected together and demand fixed size between them. I cannot imagine installing them to guitar with solid body, with no pickguard!

The sound is good, as expected. EMG 85 in bridge position sounds very rich, however very bass-heavy. In basswood guitar its a little bit too much. Single coils have half output of the humbucker, but they sound very nice. If i had to use them in the same song with the humbucker, i would use a pedal to compensate.
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Complete Pickup Set The SLV models have been specially developed for Steve Lukather and are only available in this set. Prewired, On black pearloid pickguard, Black potentiometer knobs, Pickup...

  • Aktive Circuit: Yes
  • Wiring: Prewired
  • Pickup Output: High
  • Cap: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Middle, Neck
  • Stacked - hum free: Yes
  • Telecaster: No
  • Stratocaster: Yes
  • Other: No
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Complete Pickup Set For left handed ST-Style electric guitar, Active single coil/s, Position: All positions, Completely pre-assembled pickguard with 1 x EMG 85 Humbucker & 2 x EMG SLV single coil...

  • Aktive Circuit: Yes
  • Wiring: Prewired
  • Pickup Output: High
  • Cap: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Middle, Neck
  • Stacked - hum free: Yes
  • Telecaster: No
  • Stratocaster: Yes
  • Other: No
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