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EMG Fat 55 Retro Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set, Zebra

Noise free with Original PAF 60's tone


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MSRP: Old Price $289.99 Discounted Price $199.00 Save : $90.99 (31%)
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The EMG Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set was inspired by the ingenuity, tone, and feel of the original PAF, evoking the best tones of the 50’s and 60’s. No longer limited by the technology of that era, this classic looking humbucker set adds a newly designed external preamp that provides the benefit of a low-impedance output; virtually no hum or added noise. The Alnico magnets in traditional open coil bobbins deliver fat, warm lows without losing any clarity on the high end. The Fat 55 is capable of sitting back in a blues riff or rising up to the overdriven solo with ease. Staying true to conventional design can bring buzz and hum, which is where the new plug-on preamp comes in. The preamp cleans up all of the output noise but retains the passive character of your tone. This is a passive pickup with all the benefits of active technology, yielding a new level of tonal control. The completely solderless Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set is available in black and zebra color options, giving you the look you love and the tone you need.

  • Traditional open-coil passive design
  • New EMG plug-in preamp for clarity
  • Noise free
  • Original PAF 60's tone
  • Solderless installation
  • Clear and clean signal

EMG Item No. 5969

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Things You Will Get:

    (2) 25k Volume Pot
    (2) 25k Tone Pot
    1 Battery Bus
    1 Stereo Output Jack
    1 Two Pickup In/Out Bus
    2 Pair Mounting Screws And Springs
    2 Pickup Cables
    4 Connect Cables
    1 Output Cable
    1 Battery Cab



Killer vintage sounds. Roll the volume down and loose the gain. Excellent clean sounds, killer overdrive tones, and sound amazing and articulate with high gain settings. Easy to install, no trips to the luthier needed! Excellent value for the price.


Long Beach


Classic Tone Revamped


The super hot PAF-like sound that comes from this pickup is perfect for the kind of music I play. I am primarily a blues guitarist, and the cleans you can achieve from these suckers is amazing. It has that mildly crunchy tone you get from a 50's style pickup with all the heat you need from the built-in preamp. Adding overdrive to these pickups creates the perfect tone for rock and blues rock. These guys do a great job of bridging the gap between active and passive. If you are not usually a fan of actives, give these a try and see if they don't change your mind.

Clay Murphy

Castleton, IN


Fat 55 Retro Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set, Zebra

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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