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Home > Accessories > Guitar & Bass Parts & Accessories > Guitar Pickups & Parts > Guitar Pickups > Electric Guitar Pickups > Humbucker Pickups > EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

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Item #: 301505 001
Mfg #: 33.00

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Product Overview

Perfect rhythm pickup to complement the EMG-81 with well-defined mids.

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

EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

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.

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  • 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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