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    EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

    Exceptional for high-gain rock leads with high output, consistent distortion, and long sustain.

    $99.00
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    EMG ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set EMG ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set
    EMG ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set

    Professional upgrade pickups. <BR/>The 81 has high output for razor-sharp attack and is best for high-volume...

    $199.00
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    EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set
    $239.00
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    $222.27
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    EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

    Perfect rhythm pickup to complement the EMG-81 with well-defined mids.

    $99.00
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    $92.07
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    EMG MetalWorks EMG-81 Humbucking Active Pickup EMG MetalWorks EMG-81 Humbucking Active Pickup
    Starting at $119.00
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    $110.67
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    EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set
    $229.99
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    EMG Zakk Wylde Limited Set EMG Zakk Wylde Limited Set
    $279.00
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    $259.47
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    EMG 57/66 Set EMG 57/66 Set
    EMG 57/66 Set

    $249.00
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    $231.57
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    EMG EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set EMG EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set
    EMG EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set

    Includes the EMG-81 and EMG-85 along with the PA2 (20dB gain booster) to deliver maximum distortion for Kerry...

    $209.00
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    EMG MetalWorks EMG-85 Humbucking Active Pickup EMG MetalWorks EMG-85 Humbucking Active Pickup
    $119.00
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    EMG H4A Passive Humbucker EMG H4A Passive Humbucker
    EMG H4A Passive Humbucker

    Pronounced mid-range and fat top end with plenty of punchy tone.

    $69.00
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    EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup

    Uses an Alnico 5 magnet for a pronounced mid-range and fat top end.

    $69.00
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    EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

    With a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear yet fat lead pickup.

    $99.00
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    EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup

    The 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup Offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the...

    Starting at $109.00
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    $90.99
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    EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set
    EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set

    James wanted something not only "new" sounding, but also totally new looking.

    $239.00
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    $191.20
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    EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    EMG 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup

    The 85-X Active Humbucker Pickup offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the...

    $109.00
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    $101.37
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    EMG OC1 SRO Open-Coil Passive Humbucker Pickup EMG OC1 SRO Open-Coil Passive Humbucker Pickup
    EMG OC1 SRO Open-Coil Passive Humbucker Pickup

    Extremely dynamic with tons of output.

    $59.00
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    EMG Glenn Tipton Vengeance Active Guitar Pickup Set EMG Glenn Tipton Vengeance Active Guitar Pickup Set
    $229.00
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    EMG Gary Holt Active Guitar Pickup Set EMG Gary Holt Active Guitar Pickup Set
    $210.00
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    EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET
    EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET

    EMG HZ passive humbucker includes ABQ EQ/Boost with push/pull control with 3-band EQ. Preamp output can be...

    $99.00
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    $92.07
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    EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup
    EMG 89X Dual-Mode Active Humbucker Guitar Pickup

    An all-in-one single-coil and dual-coil pickup with separate preamps.

    $129.00
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    $119.97
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    EMG 89XR Dual-Mode Humbucker Repositioned-Coil Guitar Pickup EMG 89XR Dual-Mode Humbucker Repositioned-Coil Guitar Pickup
    EMG 89XR Dual-Mode Humbucker Repositioned-Coil Guitar...

    An all-in-one, single- and dual-coil guitar pickup with separate preamps and a repositioned single-coil.

    $129.00
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    $119.97
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    EMG 57-B Humbucker Guitar Bridge Pickup EMG 57-B Humbucker Guitar Bridge Pickup
    $129.00
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    $119.97
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    EMG Glenn Tipton Vengeance Active Guitar Pickup Red EMG Glenn Tipton Vengeance Active Guitar Pickup Red
    $119.00
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    EMG 60-X Active Humbucker Pickup EMG 60-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    EMG 60-X Active Humbucker Pickup

    The 60-X Active Humbucker Pickup offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the...

    $109.00
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    $101.37
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    EMG 85 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG 85 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    $105.00
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    EMG 81 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG 81 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    $105.00
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    EMG H2A Vintage Hot Passive Humbucker EMG H2A Vintage Hot Passive Humbucker
    $69.00
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    EMG H1 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG H1 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    EMG H1 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup

    A brighter, crunchier humbucker. It's got the punch and fullness of older passive designs with added...

    $69.00
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    $64.17
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  2. EMG EMG-89 Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-89 Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    $119.00
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    $110.67
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  3. EMG 81TWX Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup EMG 81TWX Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup
    EMG 81TWX Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup

    A crunchy and aggressive single-coil and dual-coil guitar pickup with separate preamps.

    $129.00
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  4. EMG EMG-81TW Active Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-81TW Active Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-81TW Active Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup

    Dual active preamps and triple coils”result in a real humbucker with real single-coil sounds via a prewired...

    $119.00
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    $110.67
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  1. EMG MetalWorks EMG-60 Humbucking Active Pickup EMG MetalWorks EMG-60 Humbucking Active Pickup
    Starting at $119.00
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    $110.67
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  2. EMG 60AX Humbucker Guitar Pickup EMG 60AX Humbucker Guitar Pickup
    EMG 60AX Humbucker Guitar Pickup

    Humbucking electric guitar pickup that bridges the gap between active and passive tone.

    $130.00
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  3. EMG EMG-89R Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-89R Split Coil Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    $119.00
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    $110.67
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    EMG H3 Passive Humbucker EMG H3 Passive Humbucker
    EMG H3 Passive Humbucker

    $69.00
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    $64.17
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  1. EMG 707  Active 7- String Humbucker Pickup EMG 707  Active 7- String Humbucker Pickup
    $115.00
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  2. EMG 60 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG 60 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    $105.00
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  3. EMG 89 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup EMG 89 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    $129.00
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    EMG 81/60 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set EMG 81/60 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set
    $199.00
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For electric guitarists who prefer a fat, round tone with zero hum, the humbucker reigns supreme - in fact, it's been that way ever since it was created by Seth Lover of Gibson in 1955. Today's line of humbuckers is a lot more extensive than it was 50 years ago, and this catalog has more than enough options to prove it. From Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers to Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Sets and even EMG signature models from Zakk Wylde, you've just hit the mother lode when it comes to humbucker pickups.

If you're new to the guitar, you might be wondering what the difference is between humbuckers and single-coil. Before the humbucker was developed, there were only single-coil pickups, (essentially, magnetics) which contained wire that was wrapped around a series of magnetic poles. No matter which company manufactured single-coil pickups, they all faced the same issue: unwanted frequencies and hums. The creation of the humbucker solved this dilemma; by pairing two pickups together, they cancelled each other out and the hum was eliminated (ie: bucked). Another upside to the humbucker's design was that they produced more output, which is why so many guitarists who favor a heavily distorted sound use them. Of course, every guitarist has their preferences when it comes to pickups: some only use single-coils or humbuckers exclusively, while others prefer their axe to have both single-coils and humbuckers (which can be combined for creating any number of cool guitar tones).

To better understand which humbucker pickups are right for you, you'll need to know how each humbucker design will influence your guitar sound. In this section, you'll find both active and passive pickups. If you're a metal guitarist, your best bet is to go with an active pickup because they have a higher output. Need some suggestions? Try the EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set or Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set.

While active pickups deliver a very balanced sound no matter how soft or hard you play, passive pickups respond to your playing technique. If you want a more versatile sound and play a variety of genres like jazz, blues or early rock, passive pickups are for you. There are many best-selling passive pickup options here, including the DiMarzio DP155 Tone Zone Humbucker Pickup and the Gibson 498T Alnico Humbucker, amongst others.

There are so many humbucker pickups that deserve a closer look, you'll definitely want to spend time here. Swiping out your current pickups for a set of new humbuckers is an excellent way to upgrade your axe and get the tone you've always dreamed of. Just remember that when you're ready to make the change, practically every humbucker pickup you can imagine is waiting in these pages.

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