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> The Emg 58 (no, Not The 85), One of the first EMG's
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post Feb 27 2011, 10:02 AM
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The EMG 58 is one of the first humbucker pickups created by EMG, it was their take on a hot version of a PAF. It was discontinued because it was a little noisy, but from what I understand it has been reintroduced. Supposedly it is like an 81 with a bigger low end and a tone that somewhat resembles a passive pickup. From listening to this demo it sounds killer, check it out wink.gif



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post Feb 27 2011, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for sharing biggrin.gif Just a question, does this model also have the "quick connect" plug that the recent models have? It sounds good in the video. Are they part of the "standard" series or the "select" series?
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post Feb 27 2011, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE (badfingers93 @ Feb 27 2011, 04:29 AM) *
Thanks for sharing biggrin.gif Just a question, does this model also have the "quick connect" plug that the recent models have? It sounds good in the video. Are they part of the "standard" series or the "select" series?


All new active EMG's come equipped with the QuickConnect plugs. From what I know the "Select" series of EMG is the budget line of pickups. I don't think there is a "Select" version of it. There is however an X-Series version of it.


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post Feb 28 2011, 08:53 PM
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Thanks for the post! I never met an EMG pickup I didn't like. The shear volume, the gain, the punch, the detail, just killer. It's really, really, hard to replicate what EMGs do with passive pickups. To each his own, of course, but for my money it's tough to beat active electronics and EMG tone. It's not for everyone, but It's certainly for me smile.gif

I added the "KERRY KING" EMG Set to my Les Paul shaped Minarik Lotus and the difference was staggering. The Kerry King set is a traditional 81/85 with the addition of a 20 Decibel booster flip switch. Without the booster, the pickups scream, with it, they border on Insane and have to be leashed back a bit. Love em.

http://www.emginc.com/products/index/183/148/1

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post Mar 1 2011, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 28 2011, 07:53 PM) *
Thanks for the post! I never met an EMG pickup I didn't like. The shear volume, the gain, the punch, the detail, just killer. It's really, really, hard to replicate what EMGs do with passive pickups. To each his own, of course, but for my money it's tough to beat active electronics and EMG tone. It's not for everyone, but It's certainly for me smile.gif

I added the "KERRY KING" EMG Set to my Les Paul shaped Minarik Lotus and the difference was staggering. The Kerry King set is a traditional 81/85 with the addition of a 20 Decibel booster flip switch. Without the booster, the pickups scream, with it, they border on Insane and have to be leashed back a bit. Love em.

http://www.emginc.com/products/index/183/148/1

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Thanks for sharing todd! Just wondering, how long does your emg's last?
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It could be a good sounding pickup, depending on the guitar and the amp.


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post Mar 3 2011, 01:59 AM
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Do you mean how long does the battery last? Well, that depends on how many hours a day you have it plugged in. Generally, I change the battery about once a month.

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Thanks for sharing todd! Just wondering, how long does your emg's last?



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post Mar 3 2011, 03:55 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 2 2011, 07:59 PM) *
Do you mean how long does the battery last? Well, that depends on how many hours a day you have it plugged in. Generally, I change the battery about once a month.

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If you unplug the guitar after you're done using it the battery will last much longer than one month. According to the EMG website, you can play your guitar 8 hours a day for a whole year before you have to change the battery.


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post Mar 6 2011, 07:42 AM
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Mudbone has a great point here. You don't have to change the battery every month. I usually do just out of routine. I sometimes do leave the guitar plugged in, so that will drain it quicker.

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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Mar 2 2011, 09:55 PM) *
If you unplug the guitar after you're done using it the battery will last much longer than one month. According to the EMG website, you can play your guitar 8 hours a day for a whole year before you have to change the battery.



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