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60

The 60 packs plenty of output with a balance of tones that is classic-thick; boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets,... >

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The 60 packs plenty of output with a balance of tones that is classic-thick; boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets, this model has rich tonal characteristics that gives full treble response for distinct single-note solos and buttery harmonic overtones to provide some serious meat to your playing. Traditionally used in the rhythm position for everything from clean bluesy tones to hard rocking crunchiness.

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EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable, prewired split shaft volume/tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.

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60's are it!

Frank /Reviewed 12/22/2014

I've been playing a long time. As a guitar player you know darn well that we're constantly on the pursuit of "that tone". That tone for me is a well rounded tone. A tone where I can hear all the notes in a chord that's overdriven. A tone that has depth and thickness, but has shimmering highs and present mid's. It's here in the 60. I've experimented with the 81, 85 and 60 in all configurations and I've landed on the 60/60 combo running at 18 volts. It is the absolute perfect tone for my tastes. Okay so what's my tastes? Say 70's Rush and Zep with a little more bite. An overall classic guitar tone. That brings the tone of the guitar itself to the table. Go 18 volts - trust me it make these pups really come to life. I am completely thrilled with the 60/60 combo at 18 volts. I don't see that changing, like.... Ever.

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Great Pickup for Any Genre

Gage /Reviewed 12/21/2014

I mainly bought this pickup for my recreation of James Hetfield's Explorer, but instantly fell in love. It has amazing bass (yet not too much) for clean, and can carry distortion as if it had a handle. I would personally recommend this over the 85, but that's just my opinion.

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very good!

Matteo Francesco /Reviewed 11/7/2014

perfect active pick up for neck

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Do yourself a favour...

Trevor /Reviewed 11/1/2014

Try one of these in the bridge position. I have one in a Telecaster Tuned to D standard and one in an Ibanez Saber paired with an S in the neck and mid. I have an SPC Control in both guitars. The 60 is just the right balance of smooth and aggressive. Thick enough to fill the mix while bright enough to stand out. Brilliant! The SPC adds some midrange scream. Wow. Do it. You know you want to!

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excellent pickup for all styles

diesect /Reviewed 8/17/2014

Many people don't try these in the bridge position or for other styles of music other than metal and they're MISSING OUT. granted i play metal (but i also do some session work on ocassion and rely on these a lot. i will often swap out the factory EMG's for other EMG's! lol. example in this instance is the 60 and for the bridge position (palm muted metalcore,death metal or anything heavy) it just screams. it's very quiet and has the response i need. this pickup set at the correct height (players preferance really but i find i like these at about .4-6mm from the pickup ring/surround best) they have a broader dynamic range and stronger midrange and treble difinition than the 81 (which i use in the neck or occasionally the 60A or 85/89 depending on the guitar and wood combination) and since i often use the neck pickup for leads and the bridge for agressive rhythms it just works better for what i like to hear there. i love the 81 in the neck though. if you want that consistent overdrive and even pick attack the 81 is perfect for it. so i tend to use the 60 in the bridge and 81 in the neck of mahogany guitars (or 60 and 60A) and i will use the 85 in the bridge and 60a (or 81 in the neck again) with alder bodies. I think more metal players would benefit from giving this pickup a try in the bridge. they may be pleasantly surprised as i was.

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One of the greates neck pickups

PablusHansen /Reviewed 5/14/2014

excelent pckup, incredible definition rich bass response and almost noiseless, it works perfectly on my LTD EX-401 FM thumbs up

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THE active neck pickup

Jackie /Reviewed 3/18/2014

I am not surprised to see this pickup in many different genres. It simply excels at producing a sweet, warm, rich clean tone and a nice, smooth, liquid but clear lead tone.

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so good

hmd /Reviewed 2/6/2014

it's my neck pickup and its sound's very good

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Brainmelting tone!

Jsilva777 /Reviewed 2/1/2014

I've got this pickup in my Jim Root Tele and I gotta say it: it's the best neck pickup I've tried! and Let me tell ya'll I've tried lots of pickups but I always come back to the EMG's

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Smooth, Creamy Lead Tone!

facemelter0990 /Reviewed 11/28/2013

If you are looking for a great lead/solo tone for any genre of music then look no further than the EMG 60. I have this pickup in my LTD EX-400 on the neck and it is sick! As soon as I have to play a solo I just flip the switch up to the 60 and BAM! Instant smooth lead tone that hides sloppiness and string noise and blends into your bands mix perfectly! I would recommend this pickup to any serious lead player!

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