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85-8XH

The 85-8XH is designed for extended range housings with humbucker style mounting. 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.

The X series preamp gives the pickup a more dynamic range along with increased headroom while keeping the more traditional string-to-string balance. X series pickups also come with an Active Tone Control (VLPF) designed to roll-off (attenuate) high frequencies, similar to a typical passive tone control. The result is a noiseless single coil guitar pickup with a classic EMG sound that bridges the gap between active and passive.

Manufacturer's Note: Make sure to check the instructions for pickup measurements before purchasing to compare your existing pickups with EMG models.

All EMG Pickups are built to order. Estimated shipping is between 7-14 business days.
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The 85-8XH is designed for extended range housings with humbucker style mounting. 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.

The X series preamp gives the pickup a more dynamic range along with increased headroom while keeping the more traditional string-to-string balance. X series pickups also come with an Active Tone Control (VLPF) designed to roll-off (attenuate) high frequencies, similar to a typical passive tone control. The result is a noiseless single coil guitar pickup with a classic EMG sound that bridges the gap between active and passive.

Manufacturer's Note: Make sure to check the instructions for pickup measurements before purchasing to compare your existing pickups with EMG models.

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In The Box

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
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