EMG SAV Single Coil Pickup, Black
For Stratocaster, any position
EMG have worked with Steve Lukather of Toto for over 13 years now and the latest result is the EMG-SAV. Steve's playing style and writing have produced several Grammy's that EMG are proud to be a part of. They'll develop just about anything Steve wants (within reason) and that's just what happened when Ernie Ball was revising the "Luke" Guitar. Steve along with Dudley Gimpel from Ernie Ball figured they'd try some new things on the Luke. Dudley told us they were trying pickups from other makers and we had to deliver something great to stay in contention.
So they developed the SAV, but for Steve they added their special touch. The windings were increased for a meatier tone and we hid away the pole pieces for a more uniform look to the instrument (see the SL20 Pro-Series). Steve has always played a specially overwound SA Pickup, so they used the original preamp from the SA pickup with flat Alnico 5 pole pieces hidden under the cover cap. The SA preamp gives the SAV its classic EMG sound while the flat poles put the pickup closer to the strings for more output and a punchier attack. The current EB Luke Guitar uses the model spec'd by Steve EMG call the SLV.
Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable, prewired split shaft volume/tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.