EMG 5766 Electric Guitar Pickup Set

Pair the PAF-like voice and active headroom of the 57 bridge pickup with the smooth mid-range and vast lows of the 66 neck pickup for a tonal one-two punch.
A true original, the EMG 57 is a bridge pickup designed for today's player regardless of style or genre. The unique combination of Alnico V magnets and steel pole pieces evoke an unmistakably PAF-like quality in its tone. The active attributes provide the headroom and punch necessary to deliver unparalleled definition and presence.

Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest shares how adding EMG 5766 pickups helped defined his sound:


The 66 is a result of pickup design innovation inspired by the specific needs and requests of today's players. Alnico V magnets provide the warm, smooth mid-range and expansive lows while the ceramic pole pieces bring out the clarity in the upper register.

Designed and voiced specifically as neck and bridge pickups, the 57 & 66 humbuckers come in EMG's exclusive brushed steel caps giving the set a sleek modern look that compliments any instrument.

Devin Townsend takes the EMG 66 & 57 on a spaced-out trip on his track 'Willy Wanka":
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
- Magnet Type: A
- Resonant Frequency: (KHz) 2.11
- Output Voltage: (String) 3.00
- Output Voltage: (Strum) 4.50
- Output Noise: (60 Hz) -100
- Output Impedance: (Kohm) 10
- Current @9V: (Microamps) (Set) 160
- Battery Life: (Hours) (Set) 1500
- Maximum Supply: (Volts DC) (Set) 27
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETBLK
Black Chrome
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETBLCH
Brushed Black Chrome
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETBRBLCH
Brushed Chrome
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETBRCH
Brushed Gold
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETBRGLD
Chrome
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETCH
Gold
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EMG 5766SETGOLD
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 707-525-9941
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Submitted November 27, 2015 by Paul A in N Dallas, TX
"Very good tone, high output actives"
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I just replaced a set of 81/85s in my custom Les Paul plus (Epiphone). Since it was wired for EMGs it was a simple matter to just unplug and plug in the new 66/57. I did not bother gutting the guitar and using the quick connect pre-wires which are quite cool. My Epi LP had some caps on the tone controls for treble bleed I presume. I left them on pending talking to EMG in a couple of days if these are good or bad w the 6657s. Seems to sound great using them. You are either going to like EMGs or not and that is that. Personally I like these and I have an array of other pickups on my other guitars. I was pretty happy with the 81/85 set but curious about this more hybrid model. Plus these just look too cool w the brushed black chrome for my Epi Prophecy EX. After retweaking all my settings for these, getting them dialed in, they are quite a bit hotter output than the former and I found I needed to back them off a little to get the best clean tones. Unlike other EMG models I think you can get these too close to the strings and it creates a weird breakup sag, not unlike having passives too close for high gain. The 57 burns and indeed sounds like a woody LP PAF the 66 is rich and full sounding. I get great clean range of tones and high gain is amazing. I play a wide range of heavy fusion from blues-jazz-metal and these cover the bases well. Advantage w the Les Paul as one tends to use the volume and tones more these are great pickups for that constant adjust. Best read more EMG set I have tried so far.

Musical Background:
playing 4 decades no longer doing the band thing, enjoying the freedom to play whatever pops up.

Musical Style:
Heavy Fusion blues-jazz-metal. No country or pop.
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