EMG 85

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  • Brand: EMG
  • Product Code: EMG 85
  • Availability: In Stock

Although the EMG-85 Humbucker has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses 2 Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge. 

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 guitar pickup works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, it responds accurately to your technique.

(Traditionaly used on rhythm or neck position)

EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Features:

  • Package includes: 
    EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable 
    Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set 
    Output jack 
    Battery clip set 
    Screws and springs


EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Specifications:

  • Resonant Frequency: 2.45 
    Magnet Type: Alnico 
    Output Voltage (String): 2.1 
    Output Voltage (Strum): 4.5 
    Output Noise @ 60Hz: -89dBV 
    Output Impedance: 10kOhms 
    Current @ 9V: 80 microamps 
    Battery Life: 3,000 hours 
    Maximum Supply: 27V DC
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