To celebrate the release of Metal Works and EMG’s 25th anniversary with Zakk Wylde, they’ve created this special Zakk Wylde Limited Set of his favorite pickups in a choice of 3 recognizable Zakk Wylde versions: Buzzsaw, Bullseye, and Vertigo.
Known the world over as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Zakk Wylde relies on his 81/85 signature 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 and similar styled guitars. This run is limited to 600 sets, with only 100 of each design, so if you love the tone he’s been ripping up stages and airwaves with for years, then get one of these sets before they’re all gone.
One of the most popular EMGs, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix.
The 85 is one of EMG’s first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well-rounded half of its famous twin, the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. Most often used in the rhythm position, the alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones to enable you to play the muddiest of blues to the most extreme metal.