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Rating and Reviews: EMG T SYSTEM

Hot-rod your favorite Tele without needing a soldering iron. The EMG T-System control plate and pickups feature solderless connectors for easy installation.

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"not you expect when you think emg" submitted June 21, 2017

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Music Style: country, jam, rock
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Overall: these pickups are very articulate and clear (like alot of emg stuff) but have that vintage voice behind them. i put this "system" in my classic vibe 50s tele and it is a massive improvement...which says alot, because the stock pups aren't bad at all. these were super simple to install (did have to route the control cavity a touch for the battery to fit easily...no biggie if you have access to a router). install took maybe 20mins including re-stringing it up. you do need to raise the pickups up as high as you can for them to reach their full potential. the neck is super smooth and jazzy with just enough bite to make it more use-able than most tele neck pups i've played. the bridge is pretty standard fair if i'm being honest, but it's a little tamer than my stock bridge (which i like). bridge is definitely an improvement over stock but not quite the drastic upgrade the neck was. controls work as they should, they clean up nicely, treble roll-off is a bit more present than i'd like but it's fine (i don't use tone much on my tele anyway). everything feels super sturdy, well-built and nicely packaged. if you think of emg and only think of metal and that sort of thing, think again, at least when it comes to their single coil stuff. very impressive. and that neck pickup is really incredible.
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