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EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup  (Open Box)
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An all-in-one single-coil and dual-coil pickup with separate preamps.

Featuring two guitar pickups in one, the EMG 89X is loaded with Alnico V magnets and has separate preamps, each providing custom outputs for both dual-coil and single-coil modes. In dual-coil mode the sound is rich, warm, and powerful, but still very clear and is similar to EMG's 85 model. In single-coil mode (which is accessed through the included push-pull pot), the EMG 89X pickup's sound is traditional Strat single-coil tone: bright, airy, chimey, and similar to EMG's SA model. In either mode, the clean sound is gorgeously pristine and brings a lot of presence. Used equally in bridge and neck positions, whether you are playing hard rock or smooth jazz, you can get it all with this beautifully balanced and versatile EMG pickup.

The EMG 89X and other guitar pickups from the X-Series provide increased headroom, giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMGs are renowned for. The EMG 89X pickups are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.

The EMG 89X humbucker pickup package includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System, a split shaft volume/tone control set, an output jack, a battery clip set, plus screws and springs.

  • Dual-coil and single-coil modes via push-pull pot
  • Separate preamp for each mode
  • Alnico V magnets

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EMG89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup

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By Tyler N.

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  • Easy To Use
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  • Improves Sound


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      Comments about EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup:

      Really digging this pickup, and the EMG X series as a whole. I dropped this baby into the bridge of one of my Les Paul Supremes and dang does it sound good. Seems to have a more pronounced low end compared to the EMG 81. Great for metal, but I use it for blues, funk, all kinds of clean tones as well. The split coil feature is awesome. I'm able to get the "strat-ish" tone coming out of my Les Paul. The X series pickups clean up really nicely when you roll off the volume too. Quick connect feature is great. Easy installation. I use EMG's in all of my guitars.

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      By Anonymous

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      Comments about EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup:

      Great Pickups Brendon Small Of Dethklok uses these and so do I

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