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89XR

The 89XR 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 89XR 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 89XR houses separate X series 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. The X series provide increased headroom, giving the guitar pickup an organic and open voice while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are known for. X's are often described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone and feel. Along with our solderless installation, this is a great choice for guitar players looking to get more out of one pickup.
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In the Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 active tone pot (VLPF)
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

89XR

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best pickups ever made. Period

Joseph /Reviewed 12/15/2014

i got two pickups for the custom guitar i made. The guitar is a hollow body with through neck and is carved inside and out. To maximize the sound from this unique instrument i chose a 85X for bridge position and the 89X for the neck position. BOTH ARE ACTIVE AND THE 89x is dual mode with included preamp and push-pull pots. To say i am happy would be the understatement of the year. These pickups are wonderful and really bring out every possible sound it could ever produce and in such a wonderful way that i truly find it hard to describe. Still, they are the very best set I've ever purchased. Ever. And the price of $139 for the 89X and $118 for the 85x was WELL WORTH THE EXPENSE . Thank you EMG. I WILL DEFINITELY be purchasing more for future guitars i will be making for other clients. You have one very satisfied customer in myself and my client was floored with the sound as well. Youve easily made both of us two very satisfied people. Thanks again! Sincerely Joseph from K.E.A. (Private custom guitar makers)

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Luv 'em!

ROCKGOD /Reviewed 3/7/2014

I use this pickup in both the bridge & neck positions on all my guitar builds! Super versatile! These pickups have a lot more output than standard EMG's but they never get harsh; the single coil tones are easily as good a the SA and the humbucking mode never gets muddy. These pickups track really fast & are highly articulate even at high gain settings. - You CAN have it all! ....highly recommended!

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Nice Give aktive pu an passive feuture!

Mr.korky /Reviewed 1/2/2014

the 89x
Give an aktive pu an passive feuture!
split !

be Independent with our sound !
and with an Emg spc Great pu
i love mmk 45 pu´s but with this pu and an spc i have it active !!

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The worlds best neck pickup.

cdwlee /Reviewed 12/8/2013

The descriptions and videos online cannot do this pickup justice. The true single coil sounds are amazing, and as a humbucker, nothing short of incredible.

The pickup is loud, without the thin brittle highs that you would associate with a pickup this loud, but so responsive to tone and volume controls that it is unbelievable.

I paired them with an 81TWX for maximum versatility. Just go buy them, no thinking required.

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