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The EMG AB (Afterburner) is a boost you can use instead of your tone or volume knob (does not function as a tone or volume) and activate with our variable gain push/pull pot.... >

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The EMG AB (Afterburner) is a boost you can use instead of your tone or volume knob (does not function as a tone or volume) and activate with our variable gain push/pull pot. When the Push-Pull pot is in the “down” position there is no boost and the control has no effect. In the “up” position, rotating the pot can boost the input by up to 20dB at full rotation. The AB has up to 20dB of available gain and is perfect for increasing the signal of your clean tone or pushing a tube amp into overdrive. This is a great option for players looking to maximize their output for leads. This boost works with both active and passive pickups.
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Nice Toy

AlanW /Reviewed 9/11/2019

Super fast install even for someone (me) that isn't good at stuff like this. I already had the Retro Active 77's in my Les Paul so throwing this thing in took all of 5 minutes. I just removed a tone POT and placed this in.

The sound is nice. I run dirty already so this really just slops that tone up a bit but its GREAT for playing clean and then rolling this baby up to full blast. I think I'll play with it for a few days (I literally JUST installed it) and then swapping it around on a few guitars and see how they all react.

Great toy for the price. Easy to install and of course made with EMG quality.

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Excellent circuit! Fu*k a tone knob...swap it for one of these!

Chris /Reviewed 1/7/2019

It's like having an overdrive/boost onboard right at your fingertips. Great for tube amps.

The only problem is that wireless units don't like it. But that's not the devices' fault nor is it a design flaw, it's just the nature of having a boost before wireless.
Overall amazing I love it.

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"Crazy Loud, in a very good way, Adjustable Boost"

David P. Makowski /Reviewed 9/21/2016

I have always used the SPC for my Strat's SA pickup set for that mid-range boost. I met Kerry King and he showed me the AB on his B.C. Rich Guitar. I never even thought about using one until I talked to Kerry. This is what a "Boost" should do. The fact that you can easily control the level is key. I love it.

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It work great!!

Michael /Reviewed 12/11/2015

I've installed it on my guitar along with a coil splitter knob also I installed two quad rail humbuckers pickups and it sounds great.

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Double the amount of tones you get from your guitar

Felipe /Reviewed 1/6/2015

This came installed on my LTD F-200 I got in 2002, I've changed pickups, switches and hardware on that guitar and never had to replace the AB. And I don't even thing about taking it off.
I currently use 2 Humbuckers with coil splitting capabilities via a push/pull knob, so instead of 6 tones (Neck HB, HB+HB, Bridge HB, Neck SC, SC+SC, Bridge SC) out of that configuration I get 12 adding the Afterburner.
Clean, great overdrive, smooth transition from 0 to Full. Highly recommended.

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Got with my ALX

Pete /Reviewed 5/8/2014

Great boost. Is a bit much when clean, but be careful with how much gain you apply because it's super powerful.

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absolutely outstanding

CustomLesP /Reviewed 1/21/2014

There is no overdrive that I know of that holds a candle to this. It adds a totally new dimension to playing. my only regret is not putting it in all my guitars at once

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Awesome

Mario Makary /Reviewed 12/10/2013

Puts the Power of the 808 to the 81-8H ,while its not aviable in germany

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