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EMG ZW SET Zakk Wylde Guitar Pickup Set

Get some Wylde tones with this set of active humbuckers straight from Zakk's Bullseye! You get an EMG 81, EMG 85, quick-connect cables and mounting hardware. (15) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Mod Your Axe with This Wylde Pair of Active Humbuckers!

As one of heavy metal's most featured lead guitarists, Zakk Wylde has made an assured metal statement with his screeching tone and lightning-fast shredding. Now you can harness the same pickups found in Zakk's infamous signature bullseye Les Paul -- the EMG ZW Zakk Wylde guitar pickup set. This EMG 81 and EMG 85 active humbucker combo projects a beefy and thick tone that cuts through a wall of distortion and cannot not be contained.

Included with this set are two 25k long-shaft volume/tone controls, 2 EMG exclusive Quik-Connect Cables, two 25k split-shaft volume/tone controls, springs and screws, a Zakk Wylde postcard, and an EMG/Zakk-signature collectible guitar pick. Let your shredding begin.

EMG 81 for Your Axe's Neck Position

You could place these baddies in any position you like, but if you want to follow Zakk's lead, then plant your EMG 81 at your guitar's neck. The EMG 81 fuels your signal with a hot active tone that is nice and thick and gives your sound that penetrating fervor you've heard throughout Mr. Wylde's playing.

EMG 85 Bridge Humbucker

Zakk likes to use an EMG 85 as his bridge pickup, and this humbucker knows how to fuel that brighter hotspot. It's forceful and beefy in its sonic character, but it also keeps your bridge sound from being too bright or too twangy. This pickup is versatile and, like your EMG 81, works well for either position on your guitar.

Ceramic and Alnico Magnet Combo in Shielded Casings

Your EMG 81 uses a ceramic magnet. This gives your signal a brighter, more glassy tone to it. Your EMG 85 humbucker uses an alnico magnet, which is very strong and quite durable. It tends to have a rounded-peak tone that cuts through but refrains from sounding twangy or jangly. Both EMG pickups are housed in secure casings, which not only keep out dirt, dust, or sweat from your fingers, but also shield your pickups' circuitry from electrical interference. You'll get all the high-output metal tone you want without any of the hum or buzz.

Features:

- Both EMG 81 and 85 active humbuckers are shielded in protective covering
- Versatile pickups for any position
- Ceramic magnet for your EMG 81; alnico magnet for your EMG 85
- Mounting screws and springs included
- Two EMG Quik-Connect cables included
- Two 25k long shaft volume/tone controls included
- Two 25k split shaft volume/tone controls included
- Removable Zakk Wylde Postcard on the box and 1 EMG/Zakk signature collectible guitar pick included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of EMG products.
Included contents:
- EMG Quik-Connect cables (2)
- 25k long shaft volume/tone controls (2)
- 25k split shaft volume/tone (standard) controls (2)
- Mounting screws & springs
- Zakk Wylde Postcard on the box and 1 EMG / Zakk signature collectible guitar pick
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 707-525-9941

Product Description

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.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Best pickup on the market right now."
Sound: It is so much better than my old EMG pickups and was easy to install as well as it comes with everything even a Zakk pick lol. The sound is hard to beat and blows the Invaders away that are on my schecter Syn and even the EMG's in my hellraiser do not compare to these pickups that I put in my Ibanez. I am kind of sad that I did not get these sooner. Feature: Most useful: The pickups themselves sound amazing with great sustain and the power is remarkable. Least useful: In all honesty the pic lol as I only use the small jazz dunlop ones but a nice perk. Ease of Use: Install it correctly and you will love the sound that these produce no question about it. Quality: It is durable and they litterally give you everything so even if you have an ibanez with infinity pickups you get everything to make the EMG's sound come out strong and all the parts to have your guitar sounding amazing and powerful. Value: Well I got it at guitar center on sale for 159.99 so I would have to say without question. Manufacturer Support: They are easy to work with and if you ever have a problem they are very willing to help and you get a representitive that is in the US and to top all that off you are buying a great american product. The Wow Factor: It looks good and it sounds good I mean its not sexy but the sound it produces is definetly worth its weight in gold. Overall: After playing Duncans and EMGs and even some crappy Infinities I would say The Zakk Wylde EMG's are the best pick ups I have ever found for crispness, sustain, and power.
Style of Music: Death Metal and I play drums (DW) and guitar (schecter and Ibanez)
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Bad tech support with emg bc cables are to short"
Overall: This is a great product I have the ZW set in 2 of my guitars and a regular solder 81 85 set in another. The only problem I have with these and this goes out to my fellow dean players is that the cables ARE NOT long enough. If you order these call emg and have them send a longer batter clip cable/input jack cables and bridge pickup cable. these might install fine on some guitars but the Dean ML styles are going to be a major pain. But other then that some of the best sounding pickups you can purchase for metal. I have also had problems with the tech support at EMG its been over a month still waiting on cables and have made over 5 calls including one to the manager/supervisor. Other then that you cant go wrong with these and you will not regret it.
Style of Music: Groove Death Metal
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