Made in California Since 1976

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The 85-8XH is based on one of EMGs first pickups, the 85. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85-8XH is a powerful eight string guitar pickup with exceptional tone and versatility with the added dynamic control of the X preamp. The X preamp bridges the gap between passive and active tone and feel while the Alnico magnets provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones. Although often used in the neck position, make no mistake, the EMG 85-8XH sounds great as a bridge pickup thanks to its exceptional smoothness and soul. This humbucker is available in a number of finish options and comes standard with EMG's solderless wiring system.
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X hum 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