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Known the world over as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Zakk Wylde relies on his 81/85 signature set for his aggressive tone and sustain. >

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Known the world over as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Zakk Wylde relies on his EMG 81/85 signature humbucker set for his aggressive tone and sustain. This classic setup comes complete with long shaft volume and tone controls for installation in Zakk’s beloved Les Paul or similar styled guitars.

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Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

2 25k long shaft volume pots
2 25k long shaft tone pots
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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Utterly fantastic

Phil /Reviewed 2/16/2015

I installed these in a Vintage Paradise Les Paul. They have lifted the tone from ok to outstanding. Not only do they sound great at high gain settings and/or overdrive/distortion pedals, but they also sound amazing with lower gain as well.

Harmonics, articulation and sustain are as good as any pickup I've ever heard. String separation in chords is also very good.

The only thing I have to criticise is that the neck pickup can be a bit muddy in the bass strings. Backing it off from the strings cured this and still kept a good balance between pickups. The bridge pickup is very clear and bright across the whole range.

All in all, top class pickups. Excellent price, very, very easy to install - no harder than swapping pedals around - and they really bring your guitar to life. Mine are in a £300 guitar and it now sounds like a £1000+ guitar. Phenomenal is the word that springs to mind.

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Absolutely Amazing

Jozef /Reviewed 2/7/2015

I installed them into one of my friend's guitars with 2 volume/1 tone configuration - absolutely amazing as I've expected, just with one flaw and that is the necessity of soldering to original switch - I love working with EMG because of the solderless system and being it complete set with switch, it would be perfect - anyway, great sound for a great price!

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fantastic

Tony /Reviewed 1/21/2015

I upgraded to these pickups from the stock Seymour Duncans that came with my Jackson. These pickups add POWER. Woo baby! If you test your sound before and after install (as I did) you will clearly great the difference. I love these pickups; they give a great sound through mesa tubes. Good cleans and excellent gain. If you like zakk's sound these are definitely the pickups to go with without a question. I think the price is fair and the install, given the included instructions, is super easy. Plus, I called EMG before I bought these and I spoke with a very nice woman in customer service who answered all of my questions without issue; very kind and polite. A good experience from start to finish.

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I guess it works for zakk

Alex /Reviewed 10/6/2014

I don't know what Zakk Wylde dose to make this set sound good as 81B 85N, but i flipped them to 85 bridge and 81 neck and it blows the standard configuration out of the water. but hey, that's just my opinion. all and all, i would recommend it to anyone playing rock and metal in all their variations.

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AMAZING!

Niko EMG /Reviewed 4/1/2014

I LOVE THEM!

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wow

Oscar Ondewundo /Reviewed 1/25/2014

man dey r so fuking cool man zack wylde is my favourite man yo dawg listen these pickups make yo throat SANG mother, you better believe me these are GREAT

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