EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black

Active Pickup Set

Guitar hero Zakk Wylde prefers the rare combination: Single Cut + EMG and sounds impressive with that. That's why the Zakk Wylde Pro Set consists of one EMG 81 for the bridge position (causing a long sustain and razor sharp attack - which is, despite being rare, important in combination with a high output pickup. It is just ideal for concise, thrilling lead lines and furious guitar art.) and one the EMG 85 (PAF model of EMG) for the somewhat tamer, bluesy sound on the neck position.

Everything else you need (potentiometer, cable jacks) is provided. The potentiometers are long models that fit properly into a single cut.

  • 1x EMG 81 & 1x EMG 85 Humbucker
  • EMGs exclusive solderless installation system
  • 2x 25k Long shaft volume potentiometer
  • 2x 25k Long shaft tone potentiometer
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2 Pickup in/ out bus
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2 Pickup cables
  • 4 Connection cables
  • Output cable & battery cable
  • Colour: Black

Further Information

Active Yes
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output High
Kappe Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black
41% bought this exact product
EMG Zakk Wylde Set Black
Available shortly (2-5 days)
Available shortly (2-5 days)

This item has been ordered with our suppliers and should be in our warehouse in the next few days.

Standard Delivery Times
169 € Add to Basket
EMG 81 Black
9% bought EMG 81 Black 85 €
EMG JH "HET" Set BC
5% bought EMG JH "HET" Set BC 199 €
EMG KH-BB Set
5% bought EMG KH-BB Set 179 €
EMG 85 Black
4% bought EMG 85 Black 85 €
Our most popular Humbucker Pickups
427 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 /5
  • sound
  • quality
Total
sound
quality
Love the bridge pickup, very good neck one. Might need some woodwork but great set
BrownJenkin, 18.02.2018
I'm not very good in soldering stuff so, when I was going to try an upgrade for the SG type I own I decided to stick on this set.

PROs
1) The sound is really different from the standard humb I previously have. I can say it's more balanced when using both positions. The great different I feel is more on the bridge pickup, a crunchy, powerful long sustained sound, great for riffs with a distortion effect. 2) The neck one has a more similar sound than a standard humb, yet it's very powerful.
3) The solderless cables are superb if you're not used to do this kind of work. They are quite resistant so you can stress them a little bit excluding the risk of breaking them.

CONs
De facto you'll have to study where and how to put the stuff in place. I didn't have a guitar with battery holder. So you need to reserve a space for the 9V battery. You need to place the battery not too far from the jack input, so I suggest to do a little plan measuring each part and where to place it. I had to dig a little hole with a tools file and changing the position of one of the screws of the cover. On the EMG website there's a tutorial video on a Gibs Les Paul and you can find all the specifications you need to evaluate the kit.
The only negative thing I found was this: the battery to jack cable a little too short so I had to do a little woodworking.

By the way, the pickups are a huge step up from the standard ones. I can't compare them to old Gibs humbs or competitors, but for my case they were great.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

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

Send report
Total
sound
quality
Wonderful
Ten Drops, 16.04.2020
Simply wonderful, this pickup set is exactly what I was wondering for my Les Paul Classic, a great solid sound, very easy to install and the instruction are very detailed. Very well made, great quality manufacturing.

Con: the potentiometers are a little bit thinner then the holes in my guitar so I had to use some tape to reach the right diameter. The result is good and stable
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

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

Send report
Total
sound
quality
In love
Dagniele, 29.04.2020
I'm actually in love with the sound of the 85 mounted on neck position, a bit too "dirty" with distortion for rhythm but the cleanest, deep and richful sound I ever heard with clean tones or low distortion and solos. Best pickups ever
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

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

Send report
Total
sound
quality
EMG Zakk Wylde Pro
Grayromance, 07.05.2013
EMG 81 and EMG 85 - Classic rock and some metal sound.
A good set of pickups for those who want to get on his guitar sound "Metallica", Zakk Wylde, "Yudas Priest", Andy James.
In addition to aggressive genres suited for blues, hard rock and even rock and roll.
Features: Active electronics, low noise levels. Wheel adapted to Gibson Les Paul (more potentiometers volume, tone and connecting wires).
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

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

Send report
169 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
Available shortly (2-5 days)
Available shortly (2-5 days)

This item has been ordered with our suppliers and should be in our warehouse in the next few days.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Pickups
Pickups
There is nothing mysterious about the basic principles of the electric guitar pickup.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(1)
Recently Viewed
Toontrack EZbass

Toontrack EZbass (ESD); virtual bass guitar; extensively produced bass software / plugin with 2 basses, based on samples of an Alembic 5-String bass and a 5-string Fender Jazz Bass; sub bass with two synthesized sine tones add both fullness and...

(4)
Recently Viewed
Behringer CAT

Analogue Synthesiser VCO 1 with 4 miscible waveforms (sawtooth, triangle, pulse and suboctave), Pulse width modulation and two adjustable modulation sources, VCO 2 with 3 mixable waveforms (sawtooth triangle and suboctave) and two adjustable modulation sources, Low pass filter...

Recently Viewed
Adam T8V

Adam T8V; Active Nearfield Monitor; 8" Woofer; 1.9" U-ART Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter; 2x Class-D Amp: 70 Watts RMS Woofer, 20 Watts RMS Tweeter; Frequency Range: 33 Hz - 25 kHz; Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz; max. SPL: 118 dB (1m /...

(3)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Music Maker's Bundle

iZotope Music Maker's Bundle (ESD); Plugin-Bundle; contains eight essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of BreakTweaker Exp, Stutter Edit, Trash 2, Iris 2, Elements Suite (Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements und RX Elements); supported formats...

Recently Viewed
K&M 80310

K&M 80310 disinfectant stand with bracket; bottle holder dimensions: 102 x 91 mm; base diameter: 275 mm; drip cup can be removed for cleaning; with bracket to fix the disinfectant bottle ; round base; weight: 3,6 kg; colour: pure white;...

Recently Viewed
Rode Wireless GO White

Rode Wireless GO White; Digital Wireless Microphone System; ultra-compact and lightweight set of transmitter and receiver; series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission; clip-on transmitter TX with built-in microphone (omni capsule); maximum SPL: 100 dB; Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 20...

Recently Viewed
Rockstand RS 20866 6 E-Guitar Stand

Multi-Guitar Stand For up to 6 electric guitars and / or electric basses, The electric guitar holder can be turned to hold V-style guitars, Can be folded up and folded compactly, Dimensions when set-up (L x W x H):...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Presonus ioStation 24c

Audio Interface and Controller 2 x 2 USB 2.0 (USB C) recording interface with 24-bit / 192 kHz, 2 x Mic / Line / Instrument XLR combo input jacks, 2 x Line output 6.3 mm jack symmetrical, Stereo headphone...

Recently Viewed
Rode Lavalier GO White

Rode Lavalier GO White; Lavalier Microphone; pairs perfectly with Røde Wireless GO (item 463781); works with most other devices with a 3.5mm TRS microphone input; compatible with most laptops, DSLR cameras, mobile recorders etc.; broadcast grade omnidirectional condensor capsule; Frequency...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Mackie CR3-X

Multimedia Monitors Equipped with a 3" woofer and a 0.75" tweeter, Power: 50 W, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz (-3 dB), Housing: MDF, Power supply: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Dimensions (W x H x D):...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Behringer Eurorack Go

Behringer Eurorack Go; Eurorack case; two rows with 140 HP each, build-in busboard with 32 headers for Eurorack modules;, vertical positioning possible via integrated tilt stand; 96 sliding nuts (M3) pre-installed; maximum module depth: 40mm (lower row), 62mm (upper row);...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Presonus Quantum 2626

Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface 192 Sampling rate, 24-Bit resolution, 8 Microphone amplifiers with up to 60dB gain, 2 Combo input sockets (mic / instrument) and 6x mic / line inputs, 8 x 6.35 mm TRS line outputs, galvanically coupled,...

Give Feedback
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.