EMG SAV Single Coil Pickup Set, Black
Set for Stratocaster
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 Grammys and EMG will 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 EMG they were trying pickups from other makers and that they had to deliver something great to stay in contention. So they developed the SAV, but for Steve we added their special touch. The windings were increased for a meatier tone and they 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 we call the SLV. Steve's still with EMG, once an EMG Player, always an EMG Player.
Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cables (3), prewired control set including volume, 2 tone controls, 5-way selection switch (black & white knobs), output jack, and battery clip, screws & springs.