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The SAX is an active single coil pickup loaded with an Alnico V bar magnet that has an unmistakable Stratâ„¢ sound: bright, airy, with a rich bottom end. With internal shielding... >

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The SAX is an active single coil pickup loaded with an Alnico V bar magnet that has an unmistakable Stratâ„¢ sound: bright, airy, with a rich bottom end. With internal shielding and a low impedance preamp, you get a virtually noiseless pickup without sacrificing a true single coil tone. The Alnico V bar magnet allows for the output to remain balanced during big string bends that makes for a beautifully articulate tone. The X series preamp truly bridges the gap between passive and active tone and feel. The creamy mid-range warmth creates sublime blues tones that are clear, strong and expressive. Experience why players the world over rely on EMG single coil pickups in the studio and on the stage.
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Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 25k volume pot
1 active tone pot (VLPF)
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

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SA-X Love

R_Del /Reviewed 3/22/2014

Since 1985, I have been using the SA pickup in my guitars. I recently purchased the SA-X pickups for my aging Kramer Striker, used for Jazz, R&B and plenty of rock. The updated preamp in these pickups give the guitar new tone . From bright, chimy and twangy to that funky blues sound, this pickup definately has the attack and sustain without all that noise. Paired with a PA-2 preamp switch, I am very pleased that switching from a 85 in the bridge back to the SA-X (in neck position) has no loss of volume, yet retains that wonderful single coil sound. When I listen to this pickup and a high end passive, you start to wonder if its a active pickup at all. Tonal quality is very pleasing and suprisingly uncompressed.

The X-Series pickups are quickly becoming my "active" pickup of choice in a "passive" tone environment.

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