EMG 85 Active Guitar Humbucker Pickup, Black

$99.00 $79.99

(as of 02/25/2018 at 00:31 UTC)

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Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy lowend 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. Itís a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge, which is the same pickup combination used by Zakk Wylde.


  • Active humbucker pickup
  • Slightly more sophisticated and well rounded version of EMG 81
  • Features close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets
  • Muscular growl and smooth lead tones
  • Solderless install system