EMG Zakk Wylde Pickup Set

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Zakk Wylde Pickup Set
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With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. From Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory, and now Black Label Society, Zakk has always used EMG Active Pickups. The Zakk Wylde model features the EMG-85 and EMG-81, as used on his signature bullseye Les Paul.

Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cables (2), 25k long shaft volume/tone controls (2), 25k split shaft volume/tone (standard) controls (2), screws & springs. Also a removable Zakk Wylde Postcard on the box and 1 EMG / Zakk signature collectable guitar pick.

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The best active set out there 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Mayfield, Alberta
The classic 81/85 combo has been around for decades and is still EMGs best pickups. I bought a set thirty years ago, the 81 with two single coils to drop in a Strat. QUIET! Not a Strat anymore but when I bought the 81/85 set in the Gibson Custom Shop ZW years ago it simple blew me away. You can put so much gain on them that they will not get noisy. They sound thick, full and loud.There is a noticeably scooped midrange and less treble but its all about the metal and thats all that counts.Just add an Ibanez Tube Screamer to a heavily distorted tone to add alittle focus then look out So blues,jazz and country players can get lost unless they know how to adjust EQ.
Posted by Music Mike on Jul 13, 2020
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EMG Zack Wilde pickups 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
I installed these into my Les Paul DIY guitar, not that there was anything wrong with the pickups that came with it, for something different and...WOW they kick butt! I’m loving the sound I get! Thanks EMG.
Posted by Kevin Ireland on Jun 28, 2020
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Zakk Gibson 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Used to own the Zakk Gibson. Guitar was very heavy with a fast neck and these pickups were great but didn't seem to surpass your usual EMG's too much. They did seem a bit clearer.
Posted by Tester on Nov 6, 2018
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Zakk Wylde Emg's 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
Just awesome...made my Schecter come to life.Two tips,if your upgrading you should purchase a new toggle switch and don't forget batteries.Install was fast and painless,very nice.
Posted by Mike on Feb 4, 2018
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sweet 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
put them on my epiphone sg and really made it balls the the walls i use it for live gigs and recordings (only leads in studio) great set of pickups for sure :)
Posted by ben on Jan 4, 2015
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Elevate your sound! 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
This set of EMG's really brought the sound of my Epiphone Les Paul Studio Goth out of the gutter. I'm using a Fender Mustang IV ver.1 and compared to the stock pickups in my Ibanez RG series and artcore the Epiphone was sounding really fuzzy and harsh. Now I'm rocking it out as my daily banger. The sounds are really bright and nice, the sustain is excellent. When you turn the gain and the distortion up, it really screams. I'm really happy with this purchase and would recommend these to anyone wanting to upgrade their starter guitar.
Posted by Mike on Nov 23, 2014
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Amazing Pickups 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
Honestly can't understand why people hate on EMG's. They are a bit of a niche market but I built my own guitar last year and through these in this because I play metal and just wanted to try them out. I was BLOWN away. These pickups shine when playing clean all the way to heavy distortion. I use these in jazz band and when my teacher saw me show up with a flying v he said "You plan to play jazz on THAT?!" after rehearsal he told me how amazing it sounded! Versatile, clear tone and will never let you down. Get em. Also solder free installation is quick and painless.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2014
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rockin 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
these pick ups are amazing and super easy to install yourself
Posted by jay h on May 27, 2013
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awesome 1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
these pickups are awesome even tho i do agree with many people that they do make every guitar sound the same-ish depends on the guitar i had 2 guitars with emg 81/85 the zakk wylde combo and one sounded different than the other both professionally put it by guitar techs and the sound difference I believe is in the type of wood the guitar is made from.i have them in my razorback and they sound pretty good minus i cant change the tone because i have the afterburner in the guitar aswell
Posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2012
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