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EMG EMG-89R Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup White  (Open Box)
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Inside the EMG-89R pickup are both single and dual-coil pickups, each with its own output. The single-coil mode is an Alnico-loaded stacked EMG-SA. The dual-coil mode consists of two Alnico-loaded coils opposite one another, creating a guitar pickup similar to the EMG-85. A push/pull volume or tone enables you to switch from the clarity of a single-coil to the fatness of a humbucking. Virtually noiseless in both modes. The EMG-89 pickup's separate outputs give you option to utilize EMG tone enhancing accessory circuits on either pickup output.

For the sweet single coil tone in the neck, use the EMG-89R pickup, which simply is the EMG-89 placed 180 degrees in the cover cap housing. The most requested combo system is the EMG-89/EMG-SA/EMG-89R. This gives you the best of both worlds, offering the most versatility possible in a HSH setup.

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

EMG-89R Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

  • Output Impedance: 10 kOhms
    Current @ 9V: 152 microamps
    Battery Life: 3,290 hours

    Single Coil
    Resonant Frequency: 3.75 kHz
    RMS Output Voltage: 0.6
    Peak Output Voltage: 1.7
    Output Noise: -94 dBV

    Resonant Frequency: 2.55 kHz
    RMS Output Voltage: 1.0
    Peak Output Voltage: 3.0
    Output Noise: -99 dBV

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By Kidd

from Woodstock NY

About Me Professional Musician


  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • I bought a guitar that came with the bridge P/UP
  • Improves Sound
  • only , so I added the 89R for the neck , incredi


    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about EMG-89R Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup:

    I am a luthier , when I heard the single 89X I had to have the 89RX in the neck position . I liked the solderless wiring & had no problem coming up with a variety of wiring options , I wired it Gibson L.P style & want to add the out of phase option Great Product , NOT just for metal players , 60's style west coast music " Country Joe , Quicksilver Jeff Airplane , from delicate to endless sustain it's all there

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