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ZW Set

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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Excellent Pickups for my guitar, install was a little harder than i had originally thought

PardonMyLagg /Reviewed 8/30/2019

i bought the Zakk Wylde sig set for my Fernandes HH FR Super Strat witch is set up for 1 volume, 1 tone, and a strat style 3 way switch.

because of the control configuration i bought the EMG 3-Way Strat Switch.

the difficult part was that my config wasn't a standard config so i had to wing most of it and get help from the EMG tech support phone number to finish it up. i would say that the solderless pcb system makes it easy to install but for someone who isnt familiar with wiring guitars, understanding how to put it together is a little hard.

the guy on the tech support was a big help and was very nice, i believe his name as "Alex M"

ill link a pic of the wiring cavity so that future buyers with a similar setup may find it a little easier.

the cavity: https://i.imgur.com/zalMsZ6.jpg
front of the guitar: https://i.imgur.com/HziEbXS.jpg

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Excellent

Maki Goto /Reviewed 8/16/2019

I bought one Wylde Audio Guitar , it’s cones with 81/85 set
It’s great sound .
It’s really exciting!!

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Pretty Awesome!!!

Branden /Reviewed 7/19/2019

I bought this set of pickups just a few says ago, and boy am I glad I did. These pickups are hot, punchy and tight. Especially on the low end. It's perfect for exactly what I do. I don't think I'll ever switch again. I should also mention that this was my first time doing surgery on my guitar, and it was ridiculously simple. I was impressed by how easy it was. Especially if you buy the solderless selector switch with it. I'm now a very proud owner and new family member of EMG Pickups for life!!! Thanks, EMG. Without you, I may have never found MY sound!

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Zakk wylde set

Big asian In norway /Reviewed 8/26/2018

Dead on with mr wylde tone, i play 90s pop songs on my gibson bullseye blessed clean tone. But wish i could coilsplit/tap em :/

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Zakk’s Set

Rock Maverick 84 /Reviewed 8/9/2018

I love this Set !! Expecially the 85 that i put on my Sg bridge and on my Les Studio bridge who throws a big fat sound! They give me the possibility to play different genres. The 81 stands very well in the neck for both of guitars! On my flyin’ bloody V, i’ve installed the H2 passive instead:) they paint a Vintage sound as good as my V wants!! Anyway i’ll always play with these marvellous picks with no regrets and wanna thank EMG’s FAMILY!!

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Zakk’zzz style

Rock Maverick 84 /Reviewed 8/3/2018

Definitely my favourite pickups ever tried

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EMG - A true upgrade for every guitar

Perditus /Reviewed 6/19/2018

I installed the ZW set into my epiphone LP "Perditus" and I was really pleased by the ease of install. Every part of the set is of high quality - even the packaging.
What matters the most for me is the sound and feel. I love the combination of ceramic magnets in the bridge and alnico magnets in the neck position and I couldn't be more satisfied by the output and dynamics the EMG's offer. Plenty of attack for my rhythm playing and lead tones from soothing warmth to burning agony.. I'm in love.

Thanks EMG!

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Awesome

Goofy1019 /Reviewed 3/20/2018

Even though I had to put two 9V batteries in, for it to sound like St.Zakk, it sounds extrordinariylyliese amazing!!!! 10/10 Would definetley recommend!!!

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wow !

charles /Reviewed 9/24/2016

I bought a 99 lpg classic used, it sounded ok. Never owned an lpg before and never messed with electronics. However it started to sound bad weak and buzzy one day. so I thought I'd look inside, even though I didn't know anything about it. Inside even I could tell it was a mess, whoever worked on it had solder everywhere and wires not attached. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on repair, so I looked for another way and come across the Zakk Wylde set. I watched the video a few times and decided to give it a try. I remembered starting this process, thinking if I screw up, my guitar would be wall art for a long time. I was nervous, with every wire removed I would grind my teeth. I just followed the video step by step. then the moment of truth arrived, I plugged her in, cranked her up and then the glorious sound came out. I was astounded ! it was magnificent ! the strings ring clear and true, that non grounded buzzing sound gone. It was like the sun popping up at midnight. I can barely set here typing because I want to play. However, I am so impressed with these pickups and how easy it was to install them, that I am compelled to do a review. I rarely ever do reviews unless I am incredibly disappointed or pleased. EMG has hit this outta the park. I intend on buying the solderless 3 way switch to complete the set. Now I wont be worried about buying guitars that need wiring work done. So I highly recommend this, if you wanna make your guitar sound brand new, without having to spend a lot of money. Being able to switch EMG pick ups for different sounds and styles with no solder is icing on the cake ! Bravo EMG wish I knew about this sooner.

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MY FAVORITE PICKUPS!

RAY ST JOHN /Reviewed 8/3/2016

I've been using these pickups for a long time. As I have a collection of about 20 guitars, for a while, I attempted to try passive pickups.
I tried Dimarzio's, Gibson's and Seymour Duncan's and I came back in full circle to the EMG 81/85 Combination ZW Set in combination with the SPC Tone Control.

Back in the day, you had to solder these. Today, 30 years later, they are so easy to install thanks to a hub and the soldering is very minimum.
I'm very glad that despite that the guitar industry has gone down the drain as far as quality, EMG to this point is still selling the same quality they had back in the day.

No matter what guitar you have, these pickups will give you a soaring
tone! The EMG 81 has a killer bottom and is perfect for Heavy Metal.
The 85 is great for solos and it has an awesome creamy tone.

Quite simply, is the best investment any one can make on their guitars if they are serious about sound and tone.

Ray St John
08/02/2016

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