NAMM 2020: EMG now has signature pickups for Jim Root and Robert Trujillo

Meet the Daemonum and Rip Tide.

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EMG Jim Root Daemonum set

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NAMM 2020: EMG has unveiled signature pickups for Jim Root and Robert Trujillo, along with a brand-new model, the 57/66-TW Dual Mode set.

The Slipknot guitarist’s signature set is called the Jim Root Daemonum, which can be heard in the band’s latest record, We Are Not Your Kind. The set comprises neck and bridge humbuckers, which differ from traditional open-coil designs by their use of ceramic studs and black steel poles, respectively. Both neck and bridge pickups also implement EMG’s Retro Active preamps.

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EMG Robert Trujillo Rip Tide set

The metal bassist, on the other hand, has the Rip Tide set, which is based on the brand’s J-style pickups. The set’s two pickups – meant for four-string basses – sport custom stainless steel caps for a fresh look and EMG’s solderless wiring system.

Lastly, the 57/66-TW Dual Mode set is, as its name suggests, a ‘dual mode’ version of the brand’s classic 57/66-TW system. These new pups, available in five finishes, let guitarists pick between single- or dual-coil modes.

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EMG 57/66-TW Dual Mode

The 66 model is a ceramic-alnico hybrid for a fluid single-coil tone, while the 57 has a mix of alnico and steel for a smooth yet rock-ready single-coil output, according to EMG. This set also features EMG’s solderless wiring system with a push-pull pot for each pickup.

All three sets are expected to be presented at NAMM 2020, and they will be available from early February for $229 (Daemonum), $219 (Rip Tide) and $269 (57/69-TW Dual Mode).

More information at emgpickups.com.

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