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DG20 David Gilmour

David Gilmour is recognized the world over for his revolutionary and incomparable sound with the legendary Pink Floyd and his work as a solo artist. When you hear the tones... >

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David Gilmour is recognized the world over for his revolutionary and incomparable sound with the legendary Pink Floyd and his work as a solo artist. When you hear the tones coming out of his red Strat® you're hearing his signature EMG Pro Series system: the DG20. This set utilizes our ivory Alnico loaded SA single coil pickups, an EXG Guitar Expander for increased treble and bass frequencies, and an SPC presence control to enhance your Strat's earthiness and mid-range. The system comes prewired on a custom 11-hole white pearl pickguard with white knobs for easy installation.
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Prewired to the specifications of each artist utilizing EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System (Patent pending); Complete and ready to mount to your guitar.

DG20 David Gilmour

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Great Gilmour Tone

Todd /Reviewed 5/23/2017

I am a guitar player in a touring Pink Floyd tribute show, and work very hard to accurately reproduce the tone of David Gilmour. While it is true that a lot of Gilmour's sound is in his fingers, it also true that the gear you use matters. I have used guitar pickup rigs that used the same pickups as his infamous "Black Strat" (SSL-5 / Fat 50) and a variety of other Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio pickup kits, but I keep coming back to the DG20. I have found that it just gives me the ability to capture that elusive, and quite beautiful, tone that Gilmour in a way that nothing else can quite achieve. While you can't expect to sound like Gilmour if you just use these pickups and don't select the right effects and amps, I have found that if you don't have the right pickup kit in your guitar, you just can't compensate with signal processing. The DG20 is installed in all of my guitars now. Highly recommend it.

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Simply the best!!

Steve /Reviewed 3/31/2017

I recently purchased the DG20 set for my 2016 Deluxe Strat. It came stock with the Vintage Noiseless pickups. They sounded pretty good wide open, but if you turned the volume down, it sounded like someone threw a blanket over my amp. The DG20 is a revelation! These pickups do exactly what you tell them to! They respond brilliantly to tweaks on the volume control, and the SPC and EXG controls are simply icing on the cake. The amount of tones available from these pickups is remarkable. They are extremely versatile, dynamic and responsive. Do they sound like vintage strat pickups? No, they are far superior in every way. Dead quiet, and no soldering. The entire install took me under a half hour. That includes taking the old electronics out, putting the DG20 in, and restringing. I couldn't be happier!

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True Strat Creamy Goodness

Mk Ultra /Reviewed 3/9/2016

After watching about a hundred Youtube pickup videos, I decided on the DG20 loaded set. First, no soldering! Second, no noise! Third, pickups do what you tell them to do. Fourth, did I mention No Soldering. This quality alone, ensures 100% playability. I've played almost every guitar through every type of amp, and I'm a lifelong Strat player. Hendrix, Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck, and Gary Moore. If you want to define YOUR voice on your Strat, the DG20 will allow you to do that. Covers or originals, these pickups make my amp sing or growl. Like I said, whatever I tell it to do, it's more than ready to.

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A great package

Azhar Naim /Reviewed 2/16/2016

I had my first set of EMGs in 1987.It was the 2xSA 1x81 Combo.That was a surrendipitous combination and I used that for many years. Next I had a Set of SVs with the RPC pot on my 57 Strat(in those days you did things like that)which was the guitar I did ALL my sessions with. Now this same guitar which has been with me for thirty years, after being outfitted with the original PUs for a couple of years, features the DG 20 set which is really phantastic and especially live a treat, since you are free of rf interference and safe from electrocution. I simply love the SA sound which is highly idiosyncratic and musical. I recommend them highly!!!

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Great set!!

Marcin /Reviewed 10/22/2014

After years of guitar and amp changing I found what I was looking for by instaling DG set.
Ggreat , great , great!!
My old strat has a new life.
Thank you EMG team!!

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Amazing Tonal Quality

Tommy /Reviewed 8/26/2014

Found one in a Fender Squire at a lawn shop. Had it mounted in my 2006 Clapton Strat. Clapton necks are great, but the electronics don't sound like real Strats. This made all the difference. Clean, clear and warm. Just had the same package put in a new 2013 Clapton. Great tone.

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My Strat Sound

Chesire /Reviewed 5/29/2014

I found a set of these for a great price and decided to jump on the opportunity because I have wanted a red Gilmour strat since I was 14. I ended up building a whole guitar around these and it has become my favorite. The DG20s can do it all, and not just Floyd. jazz, country, rock, blues... they are great clean and howl with a distortion or fuzz. Very happy.

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No lefty

Joe G. /Reviewed 4/26/2014

Don't make this in left hand model? Had to make my own. Sounds great when ya crank it up!!!

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best pickups for Strat!

ale /Reviewed 4/8/2014

Great tones, noise free. Mounted on my Strat since 2010.

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Amazingly beautiful

NoyanC /Reviewed 3/23/2014

Just upgraded with my '89 Clapton Strat and the result is amazing! Thank you for great product.

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