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  • Package includes:
  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
  • Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
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      While the EMG-60 humbucker still features the close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets for the brightest attack of any of EMG's many humbucking models, this pickup also packs plenty of output with both clarity and cut through high end. The EMG-60 guitar pickup is incredible for rhythm guitar as metal and extreme players have discovered. James Hetfield's signature ESP models use EMG-60s because their distinctive crunch sets any rhythm player apart in the mix of a band that pumps a lot of midrange from the stage.

      With a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear, yet fat lead pickup. The resonance slope is steeper but the peak is higher than other EMG models. The EMG-60 pickup is the result of a lot of input from various people. It is probably the most versatile humbucking pickup EMG makes, but doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

      Features
      • Package includes:
      • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
      • Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
      • Output jack
      • Battery clip set
       

      EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Specifications:

      • Resonant Frequency: 2.95kHz
      • Magnet Type: Ceramic
      • Output Voltage (String): 1.25
      • Output Voltage (Strum): 3.5
      • Output Noise @ 60Hz: -89dBV
      • Output Impedance: 10kOhms
      • Current @ 9V: 80 microamps
      • Battery Life: 3,000 hours
      • Maximum Supply: 27V DC
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      EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
       
      5.0

      (based on 12 reviews)

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      Pros

      • Improves sound (5)
      • Good quality (4)
      • Easy to use (3)
      • Functional (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (3)
        • Practicing (3)
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        5.0

        Great PAF sound but cleaner

        By GuitarGuy1

        from White Haven, PA

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

            I use the 60's in the neck position, although wouldn't hesitate to put on in the bridge. It's very much like a PAF type sound, but, much cleaner. Well defined notes, not muddy, and zero noise. The thing I've always liked about EMG's is they tell the truth about the wood underneath them, unlike a lot of other pickups. Try one, you'll like it!

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            5.0

            EMG 60

            By exortor123

            from Brisbane, QLD

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            Pros

            • Awesome Product
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • No Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

            Awesome Product, I used to have a EMG 81 on the neck I replaced it with whit the 60 and it really made a difference!! my favourite set up is a 85 on the bridge and a 60 on the neck :)

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            5.0

            Versatile

            By Chris

            from New York

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

              I installed this pickup (along with the 81) on an esp m series model with passives on it and it really makes a differene. First I have to say that installation was not difficult. You just have to pay close attention to the diagrams but it was fairly easy. No soldering required here.

              I play Rock mostly, but I do love to play blues slide and classical and some country here and there. This pickup is very fat sounding, producing a lot of low end and rich harmonics, which is what I was looking for in an active pickup. It's very responsive to the pick attack and finger picking as well. This smokes the emg 85 for versatility in my opinion. And it plays heavy with high gain settings. A great pickup for a wide range of styles. Give it a try.

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              5.0

              Amazing

              By b9009b

              from Philly

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                EMG pickups are plug and play. Simple and fast swap out from other EMG's. I replaced an EMG 85 with this one in a Epiphone Explorer. Dramatic tone difference and improvement.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Metal, Rock, Blues, You Name It!

                By RyanStorm

                from SLC

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                Pros

                • Classy
                • Clear
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Want More

                Best Uses

                • Blues
                • Chicken Plucking
                • Hard Anything
                • Heavy
                • Industrial
                • Metal

                Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                I wasn't the genius to figure these are the bomb, it was my quest to follow in Rammstein's shoes. They have two guitarists, and Paul Landers PU's are the 81/60(his Sig Gibson has them too), and Richard Kruspe also rocks the 81, but he does ESP!

                Since I couldn't afford his Signature, I got an ESP EC-1000, which comes with these puppies.

                These PU's record better than the Gibson 490s or BurstBuckers(I know, I brought three Gibsons home and recorded them, and then brought the EC-1000)!

                I had the nicer and the cheaper Gibson Studios, and the best Epiphone Custom, and the tone I got from them was decent, but not worth the money.

                Overall the 60's were impressive, way more than anything else I have played. I honestly don't know why someone would need an 85 when you got an 81. I was puzzled cause a lot of stars like Wylde do the 85.

                I haven't recorded an 85 or the 89. All I know is that an ESP with 81/60, I have a great do-it-all Industrial Metal Guitar that can still do the nice blues.

                For me I play through my Line6 UX2 with the BX5a studio monitors and Audio Technica Headphones. The guitar effects make any guitar sound amazing especially on those speakers. But

                It doesn't matter amazing your simulated amps and effects are, if you don't have the right guitar and pickups. Personally I would recommend the guitars that have these pups stock.

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                5.0

                Totally Excellent

                By Metalholic86

                from Spanish Springs, NV

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound

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                    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                    I've found the best pickups EVER. I had always heard rumors and hear-say about pickups that 'crunch'. After my EMG 60 pickups were installed, I was litterally floored by the amount of 'Punch' these bad boys can throw out. The clean sound is the most clear and articulate clean by far. Hands down the best active pickup on the market.

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    good pickup

                    By andy-fcTDb

                    from Jackson,ky

                    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                    OK Ive used guitars with emgs. at local music places. so Ive used schecters and most guitars. well i like the 60 good clarity and tones. from clean to dirty it sounds great. I'm planning to get an ibanez grga32t in a bit. put a 60 in the neck and 85 in bridge. other than 60/81. The 60/81 Will distinguish you from rhythm parts and if your rhythm pick the 60/81 set or what i said 60/85(the 60/85 is a cool set ive thought of trying and using). well my point is great pickup. buy this for great tones.

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                    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great pickup

                    By Lucusarts

                    from Oklahoma

                    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                    I had the EMG 81, 85 combo. I replaced the EMG 85 with the EMG 60. This pickup gets the most pretty clean sound and compared to the 85 I like the 60's clean tone lots, lots better. The volume and bass are more equal to the 81 so when I switch pups there is no volume change. It also has a very nice distorted tone. I'm metal all the way. The EMG 60 and EMG 81 are the way to go. This is a much better combo than the 85 (no offense to anyone). I did keep my 85 and will always have it in storage but I'm sticking with the 60. The 81 is by far hotter than the 60 but the 60 gets a great bite. I love the pickup. I'm very satisfied with my 81, 60 combo. This is the way to go.....Thanks for reading my review.

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                    5.0

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                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                    This pickup came stock in the neck of my ESP LTD EC-1000 along with an EMG 81 in the bridge. All I can say is that this pickup is amazing. I play metal and play with my treble and bass turned up and the mids pulled way back on my amp. It definitely has the mid range crunch and brillance as advertised. For distorted lead playing the sound is smooth and full with just the right amount of crunch and for rhythm it packs plenty of punch. The clean sound is very strong and sounds good for chords and lead alike. This pickup is so good that I don't hardly ever use the 81, for lead or rhythm. It's a shame that this pickups isn't more popular because it is a very versatile and excellent sounding pickup. Just be warned that if you get this pickup that you may never need to use a bridge pickup again!

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                    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great neck pu

                    By IRONBED

                    from Pac NW

                    Comments about EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

                    Excellent pickup. Spendy but worth it. Only complaint is tech support is nearly none existent and instructions are a bit vague. I bought a Ibanez RG321 knowing the pickups suck so I got this one and an 81. The rg has a 5 selector swich and emg didn't have a diagram for that. On their website under FAQ's they answer this by saying, "We don't use those switches so we don't have a diagram." Thanks guys. And one enormous oversite on the instructions is where you plug their wires into the back of the pickup, it will plug 2 ways but only works one way. Look VERY closely for two arrows to line up. An absolute must to get any output. Took me two weeks and 4 guitar techs to figure that part out. Otherwise excellent.

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