In 1993, EMG decided to contribute to the "Retro" trend that was taking place in the guitar industry by developing the EMG-SV. The EMG-SV has the original string interface: staggered Alnico 5 pole pieces. But that's where the similarities end. EMG tone modeled the EMG-SV after the 1959 Strat with that familiar peaky response at around 3000 Hz. The EMG-SV has that "plucky" percussive attack, but has a much smoother, less scratchy distortion sound, and more output. It's truly a marriage of vintage magnetic design and state of the art electronics.
EMG used the SV as the vehicle to further propel itself into a new era. The SV is the first EMG to feature a totally new 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 the first pickup to use 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.
Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connectâ„¢ cables (3), prewired control set including volume, 2 tone controls, 5-way selection switch (black & white knobs), output jack, and battery clip, screws & springs.
|Resonant Frequency (Khz)||3.20|
|RMS Output Voltage||0.7|
|Peak Output Voltage||1.0|
|Output Noise (dBV)||-115|
|Output Impedance (Kohm)||5.0|
|Current @ 9V (Microamps)||22.0|
|Battery Life (Hours)||1200|