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Humbucker guitar pickup from EMG belonging to the Active series.

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  • luthipianoramaluthipianorama

    EMG 60 in the bridge? let's be crazy !!!!

    EMG 60Published on 10/15/14 at 15:26
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    I use this little monster for 7 months in a jackson king v pro dave Mustain history and break down prejudices I installed in the bridge position. the result is a very agrèssiff and especially its harmonics has almost all the boxes on filletées strings.
    just awesome for all that is extreme and especially if you love a good foil but who knows his blend by turning the dial tone.
    in v 18 is a revelation in low clean longer present and the acute medium has its crystal-wish .but saturation as that used its does not change much except a little more precision can be. and finally if it can help it is coupled to a Seymour Duncan Gus G Fire Blackouts
  • SlapKidSlapKid

    Strat mandatory ...

    EMG 60Published on 03/29/14 at 11:54
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    A week ago that I rode in on a dark round neck strat, with 85 acute. First need to book him an amp / pedals with specific settings for the output level is such that it is incompatible with the rest of my mess. Pedals that accept this level without flinching are not legion f is, it works but weird kind underlying fuzz permanent. I stick him VHT drive for crunch and an Ibanez JD9 for distortion, this pedal is that really need a big input level.
    The 60 is not splittable course, and this is a good strat snapping is really beneficial for a well-balanced final sound quite airy all the same and a good attitude in the slamming. Well clean and distortion, excellent in overdrive. Big big sustain (I…
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    A week ago that I rode in on a dark round neck strat, with 85 acute. First need to book him an amp / pedals with specific settings for the output level is such that it is incompatible with the rest of my mess. Pedals that accept this level without flinching are not legion f is, it works but weird kind underlying fuzz permanent. I stick him VHT drive for crunch and an Ibanez JD9 for distortion, this pedal is that really need a big input level.
    The 60 is not splittable course, and this is a good strat snapping is really beneficial for a well-balanced final sound quite airy all the same and a good attitude in the slamming. Well clean and distortion, excellent in overdrive. Big big sustain (I blocked the vibrato) bonus.
    Forbidden compared with a passive, single or double split because EMG is too dull and raplapla. Compared to a regular double passive I see no disadvantage against.
    I know from experience that this type of guitar a lot level final report, so I will not comment on a Les Paul with this mic for example.
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  • KirKillKirKill

    EMG 60Published on 01/28/14 at 01:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Micro installed on a Gibson Explorer 76 RI
    Installation is already con, EMG provides a seamless kit, there is a volume knob, a tone, a jack, a plug-circuit battery connection and son is fast plug ... except that the user guide is in English, the home ground is black with us is short green have to watch it is the detail that you can spoil the evening ...
    Otherwise the sound in the Mesa Mark V high gain mode that resembles a strat with the reverse mode is powerful there is a more warm and round side compared to 81 ... the leads emerge great, it's clean straight edge a pure wonder, it sings with this little nasal grain ... in clean bah is sound Nothing else matter, with a chorus there is .…
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    Micro installed on a Gibson Explorer 76 RI
    Installation is already con, EMG provides a seamless kit, there is a volume knob, a tone, a jack, a plug-circuit battery connection and son is fast plug ... except that the user guide is in English, the home ground is black with us is short green have to watch it is the detail that you can spoil the evening ...
    Otherwise the sound in the Mesa Mark V high gain mode that resembles a strat with the reverse mode is powerful there is a more warm and round side compared to 81 ... the leads emerge great, it's clean straight edge a pure wonder, it sings with this little nasal grain ... in clean bah is sound Nothing else matter, with a chorus there is ... a killer for those who love Metallica fans you are warned ... if I coupled with the super 81 wedding
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  • MGR/The FinchMGR/The Finch

    EMG EMG60

    EMG 60Published on 07/18/04 at 15:00
    Product was purchased as an upgrade from www.gak.co.uk.

    It cost around £71.

    The humbucker was packaged with everything required to solder it together and also included a very easy to understand instruction manual. Thanks to this and EMG's quick connect installation system, I had this baby up and running within 20 minutes.



    Without a case or clip to stabilise the required 9v battery into my instrument, additional modifications became necessary.

    The pickup is decorated in an attractive black case that seems quite solid and scratch resistant. Usually I end up accidentally wearing the manufacturers logo's away from my pickups during playing but since the EMG logo is imbedded into the …
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    Product was purchased as an upgrade from www.gak.co.uk.

    It cost around £71.

    The humbucker was packaged with everything required to solder it together and also included a very easy to understand instruction manual. Thanks to this and EMG's quick connect installation system, I had this baby up and running within 20 minutes.



    Without a case or clip to stabilise the required 9v battery into my instrument, additional modifications became necessary.

    The pickup is decorated in an attractive black case that seems quite solid and scratch resistant. Usually I end up accidentally wearing the manufacturers logo's away from my pickups during playing but since the EMG logo is imbedded into the pickup itself, I can't see that happening.

    In the bridge position, the EMG.60 add's more warmth, dynamic range and clarity to a distorted signal than the EMG.81 which is strange considering that it's marketed as a neck pickup.

    It adds much needed beef to the thin and overly bright sounding EMG.81 when used in the neck position but use it alone in the neck and you'll find that it sounds muddy and flat through distortion.

    Whether in the bridge or neck, the EMG.60 can simulate some wonderful 'acoustic' sounds when played clean and is also capable of producing incredible blues and jazz tones.

    It gives off hardly any hum or feedback and has also added more realism and depth to my amp modelling units in the studio! Bonus!

    I use the EMG.60 in the bridge of my guitar with the 81 in the neck. I find this set-up more adequate to my style of playing which is mostly rock and metal.

    This is the best humbucker I've ever used for my playing but it loses one point for being a truly lousy neck pick-up.




    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • ArcheosArcheos

    everything that we love ...

    EMG 60Published on 04/22/12 at 06:26
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    Who has not heard the famous song nothing else matters? Or one of the bridge? The emg 60, that's the sound. Precise and flashy, this micro is great. Recommended in the heats, it will open your game more versatility.
  • ejendresejendres

    Great pickup

    EMG 60Published on 11/10/11 at 10:48
    The EMG60 is an active humbucker, usually put in the neck position. The thing I like most about it is that it is a warm pickup that still retained the EMG clarity. That said, it is a really compressed pickup, I prefer a more open sounding neck pickup.

    For clean tones it is a little high output to be considered pristine, but I actually really liked the clean tone. It’s warm and unique, with still a bit of an edge to it. It is very cool. That little bit of edge adds this sweet punchiness that I loved for single note runs and fast arpeggios. With a little bit of delay, it is beautiful. However it is possible to lessen that bite or even get rid of it completely with a little compensation on …
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    The EMG60 is an active humbucker, usually put in the neck position. The thing I like most about it is that it is a warm pickup that still retained the EMG clarity. That said, it is a really compressed pickup, I prefer a more open sounding neck pickup.

    For clean tones it is a little high output to be considered pristine, but I actually really liked the clean tone. It’s warm and unique, with still a bit of an edge to it. It is very cool. That little bit of edge adds this sweet punchiness that I loved for single note runs and fast arpeggios. With a little bit of delay, it is beautiful. However it is possible to lessen that bite or even get rid of it completely with a little compensation on your amp. Dial back the gain and you will be fine. The tone is kind of bland without that edge, but still very nice and useable.

    Where this pickup really shines is for liquid lead tone. That punchiness I mentioned in the clean tone is still there, which makes it awesome for syncopated riffing, especially on the lower strings. It sounds really huge which is great. It is also really smooth on the higher string, perfect for that liquid lead tone a lot of people are after. Also, the active circuitry lends itself to an absurd amount of clarity, so even with a truck load of gain this pickup does not get muddy.

    In my opinion this pickup is way too compressed. It just cannot nail that open, vintage sounding lead tone I am after. However, just because it doesn’t work for me does not mean it is not a good pickup. That compression that I dislike is part of what makes it such a smooth and articulate pickup with tons of gain, it also adds to its unique clean sound. So if you are looking for vintage tone, look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for smooth modern lead tone definitely try one out.
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  • King LoudnessKing Loudness

    Actively lead

    EMG 60Published on 10/11/11 at 09:32
    The EMG 60 is a pickup that is a variation on the typical EMG humbuckers. It is commonly paired in the neck position of a dual humbucker loaded guitar with an 81 or an 85 at the bridge position. I have one as stock in my ESP Eclipse II and I can certainly see the appeal in this pickup for active pickup users. Compared to the 81 or even the 85 it's a a fairly bassy sounding pickup, and it has a certain tightness in the low end that is optimum for really thick sounding lead work. Compared to the 85 as a neck position pickup, the EMG 60 definitely has more output going through it which makes it ideal for higher gain applications. The 85 is a bit more vintage in character and has a slightly mor…
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    The EMG 60 is a pickup that is a variation on the typical EMG humbuckers. It is commonly paired in the neck position of a dual humbucker loaded guitar with an 81 or an 85 at the bridge position. I have one as stock in my ESP Eclipse II and I can certainly see the appeal in this pickup for active pickup users. Compared to the 81 or even the 85 it's a a fairly bassy sounding pickup, and it has a certain tightness in the low end that is optimum for really thick sounding lead work. Compared to the 85 as a neck position pickup, the EMG 60 definitely has more output going through it which makes it ideal for higher gain applications. The 85 is a bit more vintage in character and has a slightly more classic quality to it to my ears.

    I'm not particularly a fan of this pickup's clean tones. This is where you really start to hear the output that this pickup has. I don't find it to be a particularly dynamic pickup either. Played into clean amps, I find the tone to have too much gain and compression to sound good. It is kinda cool if you're going for that broken up clean tone, but I wouldn't say this pickup is pristine. The drive tones on thr other hand, are wonderful and I think the EMG 60 makes for an excellent compliment to the 81 in my ESP. It's very thick and fluid, and the harmonic overtones are simply astounding. For what it's worth, I still have an issue with the compressed nature of EMGs, but I find that this pickup has a great fluid tone for modern rock or metal riffage. I don't think it's a dynamic enough humbucker for blues or classic rock - that's a job for the 85. All in all I think the EMG 60 is a cool pickup for someone looking for a killer high gain pickup to compliment something like the 81. Though it lacks some dynamics and headroom, it's still definitely worth checking out if you're an EMG player doing hard rock or metal music.

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  • HamtaroHamtaro

    EMG 60Published on 10/20/04 at 16:40
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    The EMG 60 active humbucker is a (yes, it's ... EMG) is a magnet in raisin bread. He is best known for being part of the configuration of James Hetfield.

    The EMG 60 has mostly t Designed to be possible to "handle position." It is a microphone that has an output level lgrement lower than the 81 or 85 for example and then he prfra for the "bridge position" one of the last two microphones as this position is the one gnralement dedicates the distortions and thus to the microphone output level consquent. That said, nothing is forbidden and the output level of 60 is not at all ridiculous, it's all relative trs (the 81 and 85 avoinent dry matter output level!).

    For me, the 60 silent intrt be…
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    The EMG 60 active humbucker is a (yes, it's ... EMG) is a magnet in raisin bread. He is best known for being part of the configuration of James Hetfield.

    The EMG 60 has mostly t Designed to be possible to "handle position." It is a microphone that has an output level lgrement lower than the 81 or 85 for example and then he prfra for the "bridge position" one of the last two microphones as this position is the one gnralement dedicates the distortions and thus to the microphone output level consquent. That said, nothing is forbidden and the output level of 60 is not at all ridiculous, it's all relative trs (the 81 and 85 avoinent dry matter output level!).

    For me, the 60 silent intrt be able to have clear sound with more volume than a single coil (as with the split of 89) and also more "body". This means that the 60 fully convinced me! The argges, remained clear without cruncher (unless you like a bear mad buggers Obviously), but also with notes trs prcis dtach much.

    This was confirmed by distortion. Although the saturation n'tait not as aggressive and biting than the 81, but all silent trs same dynamic, and again, trs prcise. This is also one of the other mics in this intrts "handle position" which is the extreme precision of the sounds dlivrs. APRS is to me the great advantage of this microphone on 85 and 89 which are the two most Priss microphones in this position. L o and they will ring imprcis trs round, with a gap DEFINITIONS, the 60, he, will remain clear and understandable, especially with the rhythmic arrangements o Difference is obvious and turns largely benefit the 60.

    As lead is the same thing. The notes are good and dtachent trs trs same sentences are clear fast. He sometimes lacks a bit of that fullness which "sing" the notes but also the sound of the characters of the magnet prsence cramique rput more prcis but less "hot" an Alnico magnet (as in 89 and 85).

    The EMG 60 has become one of my favorite mics for its versatility and quality sound gnrale. Its weakness is for clean sounds trs pic as is the case for example with a lot of rhythmic "funk" o the use of a single coil is essential.

    So fans of EMG looking for versatility and precision both in loving distortion that sounds clear, this microphone is for you!
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  • cyberbibcyberbib

    EMG 60Published on 10/30/04 at 13:49
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    I think everything has been said in the characteristics of the machine ... need I say more except that it is a very good microphone?

    - How long have you use it?
    I use it for several months and I must be fully satisfied

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    I Montec micro serious position with his buddy in the 81 acute and I am seductive Intermediates by the position clear that both saturated ... may be because there are both equipped with a ceramic magnet ...

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    I would not say much but I tried some DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan certain: none of them arrive at the ankle!

    - How would you rate the quality / price? …
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    I think everything has been said in the characteristics of the machine ... need I say more except that it is a very good microphone?

    - How long have you use it?
    I use it for several months and I must be fully satisfied

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    I Montec micro serious position with his buddy in the 81 acute and I am seductive Intermediates by the position clear that both saturated ... may be because there are both equipped with a ceramic magnet ...

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    I would not say much but I tried some DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan certain: none of them arrive at the ankle!

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    In my opinion there is nothing wrong in that this microphone is the same price as many microphones in a much worse sound quality and is delivered with more knob and all what is needed in connection .. .

    - With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    yes in a heartbeat ...
    This microphone is perfect
    EMG RULES!
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  • tctoftctof

    EMG 60Published on 05/27/05 at 05:55
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    Hsitation day after I saw the crack dj advice posts. Mount with a emg 89 in bridge on a takamine gx-200 is your exact surprising: I expect more of Difference on the distortion they have more precision and potatoes on it but with my mesa quad I dj big sound
    EMG rputs are cold and yet that is in its clear or crunch it gives his best performance, it's really surprising and a tip top quality range of his formidable and versatile type that .
    Coupled with an exceptional emg89 your exact prcises distortion, gain and clear sound crazy ......
    rsultats therefore surprising but only in the good way
    excellent micro
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    Hsitation day after I saw the crack dj advice posts. Mount with a emg 89 in bridge on a takamine gx-200 is your exact surprising: I expect more of Difference on the distortion they have more precision and potatoes on it but with my mesa quad I dj big sound
    EMG rputs are cold and yet that is in its clear or crunch it gives his best performance, it's really surprising and a tip top quality range of his formidable and versatile type that .
    Coupled with an exceptional emg89 your exact prcises distortion, gain and clear sound crazy ......
    rsultats therefore surprising but only in the good way
    excellent micro
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