SV Vintage Single Coil Active Pickup Set Review

manufacturer: EMG date: 07/01/2009 category: Pickups
EMG: SV Vintage Single Coil Active Pickup Set
It's a set of 3 single-coil pickups. The EMG-SV has "plucky" percussive attack, but much smoother, less scratchy distortion sound and more output.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Overall rating:
 10 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 10 
 Votes:
 4 
review (1) 2 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 10
SV Vintage Single Coil Active Pickup Set Reviewed by: dennis4rock, on july 01, 2009
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 219

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound: It's a set of 3 single-coil pickups. The EMG-SV has "plucky" percussive attack, but much smoother, less scratchy distortion sound and more output. It's truly a marriage of Vintage magnetic design and state of the ART electronics. The SV features preamp that breaks the noise barrier beyond -100dbV. It's so quiet it's impossible to tell the guitar is even plugged in at high gain levels. It's also a pickup that uses the Quik-Connect system that allows you to swap pickups easily. If you're looking for a pickup that departs from the usual stop, but takes a different route, the EMG-SV is a perfect choice. I it it with Line6 SpiderIII and Marshall Mg series 30dfx amps, and Boss GT-10 effects. // 10

Reliability & Durability: The pickups are very good quality, they seem like they will last. But it also depends on how will you install them. I can depend on them, They are some great pickups. I think that they were well done. // 10

Overall Impression: I love the sound of them, but I don't like their price. I think that 219$ is quite expensive for pickups. But well "you want quality you've got to pay" I guess. I installed them into my Fender Custom Classic Stratocaster. They sound well with it, they are different of the stock pickups. Which were good as well. // 10

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