• ZW Set Zakk Wylde Signature Humbucker Pickup Set
  • ZW Set Zakk Wylde Signature Humbucker Pickup Set
ZW Set Zakk Wylde Signature Humbucker Pickup Set

Product Information

Known the world over as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Zakk Wylde relies on his EMG 81/85 signature humbucker set for his aggressive tone and sustain. This classic setup comes complete with long shaft volume and tone controls for installation in Zakks beloved Les Paul or similar styled guitars.

Although the EMG-85 pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge.

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the humbucker responds accurately to your technique.

The EMG-81 pickup is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock 'n' roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 humbucker is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

Product Features

  • Iconic Active Pickup Combination
  • Perfect for Virtually Any Scenario
  • Solderless Install System

Technical Specifications

  • IN THE BOX
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES EMG'S EXCLUSIVE SOLDERLESS INSTALL SYSTEM:
  • 2 25K LONG SHAFT VOLUME POTS
  • 2 25K LONG SHAFT TONE POTS
  • 1 BATTERY BUS
  • 1 STEREO OUTPUT JACK
  • 1 TWO PICKUP IN/OUT BUS
  • 2 PAIR MOUNTING SCREWS AND SPRINGS
  • 2 PICKUP CABLES
  • 4 CONNECT CABLES
  • 1 OUTPUT CABLE
  • 1 BATTERY CABLE

Product Specifications

Brand
EMG
SKU
EMPGZWSETBK
Age
All Ages
Gender
Unisex
MPN
ZWSETBK
UPC
654330213809
Pickup Type
Humbucker
Active/Passive
Active
Strings
6-String
Position
Set
Ship Dimension
7 x 3 x 10 inches
Ship Weight
1.6lbs.