EMG ZW Zakk Wylde Pickup Set

EMG ZW Zakk Wylde Pickup Set

Black (long shaft)

Item # 1910
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EMG ZW Zakk Wylde Pickup Set

About This Item

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 Zakk’s beloved Les Paul® or similar styled guitars.

    EMG-81 Bridge Specifications:
  • Logo Color: Silver
  • Magnet Type: Ceramic/Steel
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 1.63
  • Output Voltage (String): 3.00
  • Output Voltage (Strum): 4.50
  • Output Noise (60 Hz): -100
  • Output Impedence (Kohm): 10
  • Current @9V (Microamps / System): 160
  • Battery Life (Hours / System): 1500
  • Suppy (Volts DC / System): 27
    EMG-85 Neck Specifications:
  • Logo Color: Gold
  • Magnet Type: Alnico
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 1.87
  • Output Voltage (String): 3.10
  • Output Voltage (Strum): 4.50
  • Output Noise (60 Hz): -101
  • Output Impedence (Kohm): 10
    The ZW System features:
  • 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
  • 4 - Connect Cables
  • 1 - Output Cable
  • 1 - Battery Cable

Special Note: The ZW System comes with Long Shaft Volume and Tone Controls. If you are installing the ZW System in a Gibson® Les Paul® manufactured before 1975 or another make of guitar you may want Short Shaft Volume and Tone Controls.

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Neat set at a good price, but not a fan of solderless.


I'd recommend using dielectric grease on those plugs and sockets for a touring or gigging pro instrument, or get some regular 25K pots and solder the whole thing up proper. EMGs are getting long in the tooth but they are still quite popular among the high gain metal crowd. I personally prefer a +/- 9V or 18 volt preamp, but EMGs are EMGs are EMGs. You get about everything you need to slam this together with minimal tools & skills, so it's nice little kit.