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Overview

  • Package includes:
  • 2 EMG-exclusive Quik-Connect cables
  • Prewired control set including volume, tone, 3-way selection switch, output jack, and battery clip
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    $209.99
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A fuller and sweeter Tele sound.

The EMG-T is a two-pickup replacement system for Telecaster guitars. Designed with Alnico magnets, the EMG-T puts the EMG fullness and broad bandwidth into the Telecaster that it never had. The rhythm pickup (EMG-FT) has an outstanding reputation among all EMG pickups. All the elements are in the right proportion: magnet choice, coil size, amount of turns, and good luck have given the EMG-FT the sweetest sound of any EMG. Each of the EMG-T guitar pickups are fully noiseless without the typical hum, buzz or microphonic squeal.

The EMG-RT bridge pickup is much larger so its qualities are quite different than the FT. The EMG-RT has a fatter sound yet still has that familiar bite and clarity for that classic Tele tone.

Features

  • Package includes:
  • 2 EMG-exclusive Quik-Connect cables
  • Prewired control set including volume, tone, 3-way selection switch, output jack, and battery clip

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EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      scary clean

      dropped a set into a squier affinity about 6 mos. ago (build and quality are excellent, a little saddle and truss adjustment and i'm extremely happy with it, but wanted more from the...Read complete review

      dropped a set into a squier affinity about 6 mos. ago (build and quality are excellent, a little saddle and truss adjustment and i'm extremely happy with it, but wanted more from the p'ups) - the sound is very different than any stock tele i've played (old or new), so be aware that you are not just cleaning up the hum and squeal you've had to put up with before. bridge sounds thick and in yer face, neck is sweet and full. combined has a lot of the "quack" we love. the hardware sent is fine quality and instructions were complete, but if you're not used to p'up installs you may need some help. solid shaft pots so you may need to get knobs with set-screws. i was able to lay the battery in the control bay without carving anything. neck pickup size-wize is a wee bit fatter than a stock pickguard so you'll have to trim it. i used snubber tubing as a cushion and just screwed mine into the body cavity, and took off the pickguard. the butterscotch color of the body looks good against the black p'ups i think. bridge pup fits right in. it really is a shocker to play with zero background noise or microphonic sqeal, i now get great sustain and harmonics i want, when i want. very responsive to dynamics.

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      Most guitars will have to be routed

      Buyer beware: These are larger than Fender pickups and just may require you to modify/route the pickup cavity for these to fit in. I simply cannot modify my Custom shop tele for...Read complete review

      Buyer beware: These are larger than Fender pickups and just may require you to modify/route the pickup cavity for these to fit in. I simply cannot modify my Custom shop tele for these, unfortunately. I wish they would have made them so they could require no wood routing..

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great sound but...

      By Sean

      from Franklin, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          This is probably the 10th set of EMG's that I have purchased over the years and they sound great as usual. Installation is super easy due to the plug and play connectors.
          I am a little disappointed with the pots though. The system comes with solid shaft pots, when every Fender I have ever owned uses a split shaft , so now I have to order new knobs for my Tele which should have been included, since they are supposed to be a drop-in replacement.
          All in all, the pickups are great. Just bummed about the knobs.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing pickups.

          By swoodja

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          So I receive this set few hours ago and OMG! this is amazing! Install took just 40-50 minutes for all.
          Pretty simple to install without some problems.
          When I plagued my guitar in my Amp i was happy. UNBELIEVABLE SOUND!!! Clean channel so sweet and soft. so deep.
          And high gain (of course. this is EMG) so strong and clear. you can hear everything!
          But novice guitarist maybe don't like it because it's hard to play clear with active pickups.
          I'm really happy with that pickup set.
          Thank you, EMG for great pickups and Musicians Friend for great price.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent sound but be ready to carve

          By Phil

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Restoration

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          I bought this set to upgrade a no name Tele that was stable physically but had horrible sounding electronics. Result sounds truly amazing BUT I would NOT recommend this for anyone who has a valuable guitar or someone who doesn't want to do some intermediate carpentry and metalshop work. Obvious: I had to carve for the battery. Routed a hole in the back for that. Also had to drill out the wire paths because the wires with black notched pinouts did not fit anywhere. Not so obvious: Pickups didn't fit the pickguard or the ashtray bridge. Provided screws didn't work either, one set too large, other too small. Also not so obvious: Standard guitar knobs didn't fit the pots provided. One was a smooth shaft, one was a D shape. So to get two matching knobs I had to get the set screw kind from The Shack. Bottom line, the pickups sound incredible, lots of gain, lots of tone, no noise; at all. Perfectly hold their own, and replacing all the electronics meant no soldering. Just wish I knew nothing was going to fit out of the box. For those with Vintage Tele's; think twice.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          scary clean

          By hoot-SPdtr

          from Roseburg, Or

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          dropped a set into a squier affinity about 6 mos. ago (build and quality are excellent, a little saddle and truss adjustment and i'm extremely happy with it, but wanted more from the p'ups) - the sound is very different than any stock tele i've played (old or new), so be aware that you are not just cleaning up the hum and squeal you've had to put up with before. bridge sounds thick and in yer face, neck is sweet and full. combined has a lot of the "quack" we love. the hardware sent is fine quality and instructions were complete, but if you're not used to p'up installs you may need some help. solid shaft pots so you may need to get knobs with set-screws. i was able to lay the battery in the control bay without carving anything. neck pickup size-wize is a wee bit fatter than a stock pickguard so you'll have to trim it. i used snubber tubing as a cushion and just screwed mine into the body cavity, and took off the pickguard. the butterscotch color of the body looks good against the black p'ups i think. bridge pup fits right in. it really is a shocker to play with zero background noise or microphonic sqeal, i now get great sustain and harmonics i want, when i want. very responsive to dynamics.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great pickups

          By Uncle Dave-Rldta

          from SF Bay Area

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          These are really great. Active adds extra byte if you want, great clean Tele spank and beafy strat like sound if you want. They are in my 95 black American Tele. Sweet, I have vintage noiseless on my other Tele, love em both.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Most guitars will have to be routed

          By Ernie Williams

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          Buyer beware: These are larger than Fender pickups and just may require you to modify/route the pickup cavity for these to fit in. I simply cannot modify my Custom shop tele for these, unfortunately. I wish they would have made them so they could require no wood routing..

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Pickups

          By SuperSquidMonkey

          from Grand Junction, CO

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          One of the best sounding pickup sets I've ever heard. Pinch harmonics with these are so easy, and you don't lose that Tele tone. My only complaint was that after 27 days of owning these pickups the Bridge pickup went out. I thought maybe the battery had just died prematurely, but the internal wiring was bad in the pickup itself causing it not to get power. Musician’s friend was great and sent me a new set after I mailed them the old set, so I was only out of a guitar for about 2 days.

          So far the new set is great, and to the quality I was hoping for.

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Shipbuilder420

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          I run my guitar through a clean PA amp so its not exactly a conventional setup. The original pickups on my MIM Fender Tele just sounded too punchy on the bass and the twang on the highs wasn't what I was looking for, especially for my ska/reggae rhythms. Enough said, the EMG T Set solved everything. Absolutely perfect clean or dirty, any style of music.

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          5.0

          Versatility is the Ace in the Hole for EMG

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          I put the EMG T series pick ups in my Highway 1 Tele and I'm very pleased. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend installing them in that series of guitar.I had to take the neck off to fit the pick up into the whole and the battery wouldn't fit under the control plate. After I getting it routed and set up properly, though, I was very pleased.Also, EMG forgot to include one of the wires so I had to call them a few times to see if I could get one sent to me.That being said. I was very happy with the new sounds my guitar was able to make. The neck pickup is so smooth and classy and the bridge has just a bit more beef than standard Tele pickups. Nice work EMG!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          magical pickups!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about EMG-T Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set:

          Leave your "sterile" "nu-metal" anti-EMG prejudices at the door. These are rich, dynamic-sounding pickups that need no apology. EMG says the neck pickup is "undoubtedly the best pickup we make", and they're right. One of the best Tele neck pickups made, passive or active! The bridge pickup isn't as GLORIOUS, but it's very good. Tones are on the meaty end of traditional Tele. And no hum or noise! That's huge. Too bad they don't look traditional. If you gig with a Tele, you owe yourself to try them! Great trad Tele tone, and no noise.

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