The SAV is a single coil that has the tone, clarity, responsiveness and a look that vintage enthusiasts will appreciate, all topped off by EMG's reliability and quality of workmanship. Very similar to the SV, this model differs by featuring flat alnico V pole pieces, which provides the balanced field necessary for a more even response when using today's strings and flatter neck designs. Tonally based on early Strat designs, you'll hear that familiar peaky response giving it a vintage "quack", but because it's truly a marriage of vintage design and state of the art with its newly designed preamp, this modern take has a much smoother tonal response whether played clean or overdriven; and with more output too! If you're looking for a pickup that departs from the usual, the SAV is a perfect choice. The X series provide increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. X's are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.
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