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A set of three active single-coils with Alnico V bar magnets and a creamy midrange tone.
The EMG SAX single-coil guitar pickups provide increased headroom, giving their voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMGs are renowned for. Featuring close-aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets and powered by a newly designed preamp, the EMG SAX pickups are bright and airy, with a rich bottom end, and all with virtually noiseless operation. Each active pickup's Alnico V bar magnet allows for the output to remain balanced during string bends, and making for unrivaled playability and reliability. The EMG SAX creamy mid-range brings warmth and the sublime, blues tones are clear, strong, and expressive, allowing you to range from classic and clean to rowdy and raunchy.
The EMG SAX active guitar pickup package includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System, a split shaft volume/tone control set, an output jack, a battery clip set, plus screws and springs.
Give these EMG pickups a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting players around the world.
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Comments about EMG SAX Active Single-Coil Guitar Pickup Set:
These pickups made my Squier Strat sound awesome. I know that the stock pickups were (who should I put it?) sub-optimal, but after installing these it's a pleasure to play and just listen to the beautiful sound. Oh, and I'm mostly using them without distortion.
As far as the install goes, I have fair electronics abilities, but I put everything together in no time (ok, 20 mins with double-checking).
Is it worth it to put these in a cheap guitar? Well, I can replace the guitar at any time and moving them into another body will be a snap because of the solderless design.