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EMG EMG-MH Marcus Henderson Active 85/85 Humbucker Set

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Marcus Henderson, the man behind the guitar tracks on the hit video game "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero 2" has made the EMG-85 guitar pickup an offic...Click To Read More About This Product

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As specified by the man behind Guitar Hero!

Marcus Henderson, the man behind the guitar tracks on the hit video game "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero 2" has made the EMG-85 guitar pickup an official part of his arsenal. The EMG-MH Marcus Henderson Active 85/85 Humbucker set includes two EMG-85 active humbuckers for bridge and neck, an authentic Marcus Henderson pick and postcard, as well as every part you need for install--pots, output jack, and cables.

EMG-85 Active Humbucking Pickups

Although the EMG-85 humbuckers have more measurable output than 81s, their frequency responses and string interfaces are different. The 85 pickups use two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with wide aperture to maintain beefy low ends and fatter top ends. Because of a more natural tone, they work great as rhythm and blues pickups because they have loads of output but aren't muddy. They're a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge.

The midranges have great definition and don't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. These pickups work best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the pickups respond accurately to your technique.

"The best ... pickups ever made. Yeah, they're mine; but I'm always up front with you guys. No joke these are the best. Period." -Marcus Henderson

EMG-85 Active Humbucking Pickups include:
  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cables
  • Prewired split shaft volume/tone control sets
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip sets
  • Screws and springs
EMG-85 Active Humbucking Pickups
  • Resonant Frequency: 2.45
  • Magnet Type: Alnico
  • Output Voltage (String): 2.1
  • Output Voltage (Strum): 4.5
  • Output Noise @ 60Hz: -89 dBV
  • Output Impedance: 10 kOhms
  • Current @ 9V: 80 microamps
  • Battery Life: 3,000 hours
  • Maximum Supply: 27V DC

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Perfect set for strat-shaped guitars

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have a pair installed in a maple body with a strat shape and these pickups KILL!! Think KSE heaviness with great note definition. The Henderson's a pricey like all EMG's but are so worth it...


Nice pickups

By Speedpicker88

from Mayfield, KY

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These pickups are amazing, but you already knew that. They simply have more output and they just cruch so well, but don't get me wrong, I like EMG-81s as well, it just depends what your in the mood for and what your looking for out of pickups. Right now this is what I'm looking for because of the cruchy bottum end and the fat top end and the neck pickup is great jazzy stuff on clean. They work great for what I'm doing. So if your into pretty much any type of metal or smooth jazz or blues you should give these pickups a try.

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