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57/66 Set

A true original, the 57 is a bridge humbucker pickup designed for today’s guitar player regardless of style or genre. The unique combination of Alnico V magnets and steel pole... >

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A true original, the 57 is a bridge humbucker pickup designed for today’s guitar player regardless of style or genre. The unique combination of Alnico V magnets and steel pole pieces evoke an unmistakably PAF quality in its tone. The active attributes provide the headroom and punch necessary to deliver unparalleled definition and presence.

The 66 is a result of pickup design innovation inspired by the specific needs and requests of today’s players. Alnico V magnets provide the warm, smooth mid-range and expansive lows while the ceramic pole pieces bring out the clarity in the upper register.

Designed and voiced specifically as neck and bridge pickup, the 57 & 66 humbuckers come in EMG’s exclusive brushed steel, gold, chrome, black chrome or back cap giving it a sleek modern look that compliments any instrument. A completely solderless installation makes this pickup set easy to install all on your own.
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In the Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

2 25k volume pot
2 25k tone pot
1 battery bus
1 stereo output jack
1 two pickup in/out bus
2 pair mounting screws and springs
2 pickup cables
4 connect cables
1 output cable
1 battery cable

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Amazing pickups

Francisco /Reviewed 11/11/2014

I recently purchased these pickups for an Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro Standard, and I couldn't be happier! I honestly didn't expect a big sound difference, but there was. It sounds way better. I love these pickups and I love EMG! Plus they were very easy to install, even though this is my first time changing pickups. I love these pickups!

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Awesome Customer Service.

Sylwester /Reviewed 10/7/2014

I just received my order of EMG 57/66 In the mail yesterday, and I was excited to install them. They come stock with Short Shafted pots, but my Les Paul Asks for Long shafted. I Emailed Rick Hunt from the Tech support at EMG, and he will be sending me out the long shaft pots free of charge! I'm really happy EMG takes care of their customer!

I haven't installed the Pick ups yet, but I will review once I do!

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Ben /Reviewed 8/3/2014

Really a great set from EMG. I've had the 81/85 combo and have an 81/60 set that I am replacing so both my Les Pauls have these pickup sets installed. Really great hot paf tone with a great lead tone. The 66 has the best neck pickup tone out of all the EMG's that I've used. Most importantly these things don't sound sterile.

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57/66 Love

James /Reviewed 8/1/2014

I have long been a fan of passive boutique humbuckering PUs. I tried an EMG 81/85 set at one time. Did not like. Sounded like icepicks to me. I saw a demo of this set on Youtube so I thought I'd give them a try. I installed this 57/66 set in an old PRS. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about these pickups. Great sounding and great for home recording since they are noiseless.

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2 words: Holy S***!

DAMIEN666 /Reviewed 5/3/2014

I've been using EMGs for a few years now and mostly been using the 81+85. And I've tried other pickups as well but always went back to EMGs. Problems I personally had was that with the 81 in my bridge, it had a tight low end but not full enough and the mid-range wasn't as pronounced as I liked. So, easy, I just swapped to the 85 in my bridge. But the 85's bass response was a bit too much and there's was hardly any mids present. I was swapping them back and forth until one day EMG came out with these 57+66 set, so I decided to try them out and they were exactly what I was looking for! the 57 is tight but full and punchy with a nice throaty mid-range that I like, and the 66 is so full and clear. I especially like the 57 because, no matter the height of the pickup, I can hear ALL the strings ring out when I play a complex chord, sustain is wonderful, cuts through a mix and live very nicely, and to sum it up, they just look badass! got them in my Ibanez Iron Label RG and the look of a black guitar with brushed chrome pickups is really eye-catching (to me anyways). So try them out! you'll be surprised.

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BEST

KhuNzA /Reviewed 4/29/2014

SICK. Completely amazing.

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Well, smack my a$$ and call me Charlie

Deli /Reviewed 4/12/2014

I recently swapped out my tried & true 81/85 combo for a set of these bad mamma-jammers in my Gibson Les Paul Studio Platinum. And WOW, what an amazing difference these pickups made in my tone! Not only do I have the tone and thump of the 81, but now I have more fluidity and high end in each articulated note and chugg-cha-chugg-chugg. More importantly, the warmth and power have been restored to the bridge as the 81 was a bit on the thin and feebly side for bass response. As far as cleans, it's a much appreciated improvement although you still have to roll your volume controls down a bit so you don't get gritty cleans. But the 66 has all the PAF-y warm tone of the 85 except with more clarity in the treble registers. All in all, a wonderful addition to the EMG family as well as mine!

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Yep...

special k /Reviewed 2/11/2014

SICK. Completely amazing.

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Juicy pickups!

:-) /Reviewed 2/4/2014

I have this set in all my guitars.
I have used, Duncan ,Dimarzio,Bareknuckle etc. I love the ton i get from the 57/66.
My search is over,i love these!!

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Great

Chris Evil /Reviewed 1/29/2014

Best sounding pickups i've heard so far, i have them in all of my les pauls.

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