The EMG-85 was developed as a replacement for the EMG-58. Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end.
The midrange has better definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position either.
The 85 has a natural tone that works great as a rhythm and blues pickup.
- EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
- Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
- Output jack
- Battery clip set
- Screws and springs.