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EMG EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set  

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Overview

  • Logo Color: Gold
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 3.75
  • RMS Output Voltage: 0.6
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $249.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $50.99
  • Your Price:
    $19900

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The EMG-GC21 SA pickup and pickguard set combines the attributes of the early Stratocasters sound but with an added midrange response and higher output, giving it "bell-like" ringing harmonics and increased sustain. One single Alnico bar magnet delivers classic overdrive with a smooth midrange distortion, while still retaining the familiar high-end of a single-coil pickup. These characteristics provide greater versatility than what is normally found in single-coil guitar pickups. Favorites of Steve Lukather and David Gilmour just to name two, the EMG-GC21 SA Set comes with volume and tone controls, and a five-position switch which is all ready to mount onto your pickguard.

Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cables (3), prewired control set including volume, 2 tone controls, 5-way selection switch (black & white knobs), output jack, and battery clip, screws & springs.

Features

  • Logo Color: Gold
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 3.75
  • RMS Output Voltage: 0.6
  • Peak Output Voltage: 0.85
  • Output Noise (dBV): -90
  • Output Impedance (Kohm): 10
  • Current@ 9V (Microamps): 240

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EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Xmas2000

    from Shawnee, KS

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

      I put this into a Strat I bought around '93 and it seriously feels like I have a brand new one. So easy to install. My wife is thrilled as this placated any jones I was having to buy a new guitar!

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      5.0

      Great buy!

      By Sniper

      from Fenelon Falls, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

        Great sound and sustain!Got 3 days of grief from the wife but well worth it!! Put in my /08 Stratocaster and its changed my musical writing a step up! Great Stuff, EMG!!

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        5.0

        A Good Decision

        By Graystone

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

            This was any easy installation. It transformed my Mexican Strat into a nice sounding piece of equipment.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic!!!!

            By Stratreissue

            from Louisiana

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                Very easy install and unbelievable change to the old girl. The tone and gains are more than I could have ever imagined. I was first going for the David Gilmore setup, but after comparing went with this setup to save a c note. Have only installed for just a few days, but can't put her down.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Strat Tones Clean or Gain Sustain

                By StillRockin@55

                from Scott City,Mo.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  These pickups get it done.In 30min. you playin' an got good tone.Sustain,well seems like the mity mite strat copy that I've built,hangs in there longer than my US Strat Plus with gold lace and my 78 Les Paul Custom Humbuckers.Not as Hot as the humbucker but close.But I get Sustain Gilmours Coming back to life,Wow.Now I aint got 5 Hi Watts heads. But IF YA close your eyes and listen.Mid notch roll the top tone to bout 7 little delay an your in the pink.

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                  5.0

                  Most excellent addition to my Strat

                  By J.R. Snyder

                  from Wilmington, North Carolina

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Awesome Harmonics
                  • Crystal Clear Tones
                  • Easy Installation
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • No Soldering

                  Cons

                  • Could Be Higher Output

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Play At Church Or Other
                  • Rhythym Or Lead

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  I have a '99 Deluxe Series Strat with additional PB switch for that Tele sound on pickguard. Had EMG's active presence control for a few years. Tried putting a split-humbucker rail in bridge. Still not happy with sound. OK, EMG active presence back in, but looking for more. EMG's GC-21 assembly comes along at the right time and price. Excellent tones throughout entire range of guitar- soft, silky neck P/U sound, mid P/U is unusually bright, combination very sweet! Bridge P/U beyond brightness to unerving. Mid and bridge P/U just slightly raspy together. All in all P/U's are wonderful. Crisp lower tones and Brilliant highs. BIG PRO- YOU CAN HAVE THESE P/U'S SOOO CLOSE TO THE STRINGS W/O ANY NOISE FOR MAX OUTPUT W/O NOISE!!!! Only issue I have is I could not get the pickguard switch to operate for the Tele sounds. Called EMG, they could not get it to work, BUT THEY ARE LOOKING INTO IT. I got a response the same day I called them. Amazing! For your own dinstinct sound check this product out. It just may be what you're looking for.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Better Than Expected!

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  I recently purchased this item. Botton line upfront - AWESOME! I installed this in a MIM 1997 Fender Strat I bought new 14 years ago. This guitar is now smoking. I had two original stock fender pickups and a duncan hot-rails in the bridge. It was competent but not at all spectacular. That has now changed. This blows it away. Clean or distortion, this guitar now sounds incredible. The sound will be better than you can imagine. No disappointments at all.Installation was very easy. As advertised no soldering. You remove the 11 screw pick -guard and connect three cables and repalce you cable plug. Rescrew the new pick guard in and that it. The biggest challenge was finding enough room for the battery.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  More than you can ask for!!

                  By Hediedformysins

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  I've had this on my strat for almost 2 years now, and all I can say is these things will not let you down, no matter what style of music you play!! These do the job! I put this on my first ever own fender strat, and the guitar has been my main guitar ever since I installed these on it! I've gigged with it play from funk/fusion, blues, to latin rock, to pop rock, to indie... These fit every style perfectly! I mostly use the bridge and neck positions, but once in a while I'll use the middle+neck position, and I get a very jazzy sound. I love it! And I promise you, you will not lose that stratocaster sound! Very very easy to install, only thing I did was I extended the battery cable and ran it to the back of the guitar, in between the springs.. I made my bridge to where it's in contact with the body, since I use my whammy only for a bit of tremolo.. This with the delay and a little bit of OD, AMAZING!!! Don't think twice and get these! They won't let you down!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Basically junk to basically awesome

                  By Wolf4Ever

                  from STL MO

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  '90s vintage Lotus Strat copy made in India, wonderful neck and action, terrible pickup hum. Previously tried shielding body cavity, no joy. Decided on this set after extensive shopping. Website said available 1/24, I figured OK, I'll wait. These were on my doorstep today 1/14 and in the guitar in a couple of hours. Installation was easy; only mods to guitar: expand output jack wire channel to 7/16", drill two holes for pickguard mounting. Instructions clear, with color illustrations and suggested pickup height; 9v battery did not fit in suggested area so I mounted it between neck and middle pickups with adhesive Velcro. Plugged it in to my Marshall MG30DFX and noodled around for hours exploring the tone, but I've just begun. First impressions: Strat tone is intact, clearer than ever, and sustain and string balance are wonderful. Finding harmonics I never knew existed. Chords and riffs clear and ringing. This one's gone from the plain-Jane in the corner to the belle of the ball, for me.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best music $ I ever spent!!!

                  By headsnap

                  from Louisville, KY

                  Comments about EMG-GC21 SA Prewired Pickguard Set:

                  I dropped this into my MexiStrat and like a previous reviewer said, it went from a $300 guitar to a $2000 guitar... I had a HotRails in it before in the bridge and the stock pickups for the other two. I had no idea the tones that I would be able to get out of the guitar... my normal clean tone with delay now sounds dead on the early Chris Isaak stuff with Jimmy Wilsey(Wicked Game, etc...). When needed though it can definitely rock out!

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