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Classic Metal Tone if not a bit stale

The list of names on the EMG roster is a who's who of metal guitar and this pickup certainly backs it up. Sustain for days, endlessly versatile (even cleans up) and easy to install with the quick connect wires, no more burnt fingers on the soldering iron!

This pickup will bring any guitar up to recording standard. However. Tone chasers will find that after a while the sound is a bit stale compart to a high quality passive pickup. Some may not notice it, but the pre-amp can suck a bit of life out of exotic tonewoods and hallowed gig mules.

Also the battery box can be a bit of a tight squeeze in alot of cavities so be aware!

All in all its a great pickup and has earned its reputation as a go-to piece of kit.