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89R

The 89R is similar to the 89 but the coils are reversed so that the single coil side is closer to the neck to capture the sweet spot Strat fans love. Featuring two pickups in... >

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The 89R is similar to the 89 but the coils are reversed so that the single coil side is closer to the neck to capture the sweet spot Strat fans love. Featuring two pickups in one, the 89R houses separate preamps and coils for a custom humbucker and single coil sound at your fingertips. Loaded with Alnico V magnets, the humbucker sound is rich, warm and powerful, but still clear and articulate, similar to the 85. The single coil mode, accessed via the included push pull pot, delivers the traditional Strat single coil sound: bright, airy, and chimey, and is very similar to the EMG SA. In either mode, the clean sound is gorgeously pristine and has a lot of presence. Used equally in bridge and neck positions. Whether you are playing hard rock or jazz, you can get it all with this beautifully balanced and versatile pickup. This pickup comes with EMG's solderless installation making it easy to do on your own.
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In the Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

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

89R

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Carlo /Reviewed 12/26/2015

I bought a couple 89/89R many years ago. These two pickups solved me a lot of problem with a guitar very well built but sounding too dark with other transducers.

Amazing as humbuckers, so as single coils.

They maintain the same timbre at every volume knob position, making really easy to balance between neck and bridge in any combination.

Furthermore they are equally good with different interfacing, no matter if you prefer a valve or transistor amp.

Distorted notes are everytime very intelligible, but clean sounds are wonderful.

I like to set amp volume in a manner than as single coils are just below the limit of overdrive, this way when switching to humbucking I have a good sound for solos.

But is still possible to set this limit while retaining the guitar volume not at maximum position without loosing in quality of sound thus letting room for adjustment on the fly.

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Home, finally!

Rbbrnck /Reviewed 5/11/2014

Swapped the stock 85/81 pair off a neck-through beauty for a set of 89/89R, in search of more solid, bottom-focused distortion than that of the 81 (bridge) and a broader sonic palette than that of the full-spectrum, universal 85 (neck).
And... what a major leap forward! With the flick of a switch I can now range from metal to jazz via country and funk. That's the recipe where the 89/89R is combined to a 5-way selector switch that adds phase-reverse and series/parallel coil matching. Wow, it exceeded even my wildest expectations, and now I don't play any other guitar. I'll have to install the set on the others, too. True tone heaven and unlimited flexibility for experimenting new directions in sound!

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Ohh Nice

Pandey /Reviewed 1/20/2014

Gr8 pickups in my schecter hellraiser solo-6

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not very good.

mason /Reviewed 12/30/2013

there are far superior than these pickups, got mine in my schecter hell raiser extreme fr and these are not too good. hassle to install and sound sounds too muddy.

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Amazing!!!

Mikey J. /Reviewed 12/26/2013

This pickup is great for any music in either position. The dual coil mode sounds great. I have absolutely no regrets.

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goood!!

vivus /Reviewed 11/22/2013

great! for me is better dual coil pick ups ever!

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