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EMG EMG-ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set

Sound Quality

I really like these pick ups. They sound great, lots of output and they cut through nice. (Love those pinch harmonics!) If you take the time and adjust both pick up heights you can get a well balanced sound. I use the 81 (bridge) more anyway. It has a great hard rock, metal sound. The 85 is very thick sounding, good for a variety of styles of music. Plus they look really cool in a Paul too. Side note: I contacted EMG about pick up height (was having trouble getting the bridge pick up to the right height) Their tech support was fast, courteous, and bang on! I can't stress this enough!


General Comments

I'd want these back in my Paul for sure. Don't get me wrong the stock PAF's sounded good but these have a little something extra that I needed. I've been playing 19 yrs & they sound great through my 50w Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace, with just a wah pedal in front at the moment.

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