And now for something completely different. the emg-60 was originally designed for fender in 1979 and was to be featured on the tele-elite* model as a mini-humbucking pickup. fender changed their plans so we released the emg-60 in a full size humbucking housing. the emg-60 still features the close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets for the brightest attack of any of our many humbucking models. yet the emg-60 packs plenty of output with both clarity and cut through high end. the emg-60 is incredible for rhythm guitar as metal and extreme players have discovered. after many years the emg-60 has found its rightful home on james hetfield's signature esp models jh-2 and jh-3. its distinctive crunch sets any rhythm player apart in the mix of a band that pumps a lot of mid-range from the stage. with a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear but fat lead pickup. the resonance slope is steeper but the peak is higher than other emg models. the 60 is the result of a lot of input from different people. it is probably the most versatile humbucking pickup we make, but doesn't get the recognition it deserves.