The two systems come in both vintage & classic styles and are the newest passive additions to the SRO Series.

Santa Rosa, CA (October 12, 2018) -- EMG Pickups, known for its innovation in active pickup technology announces two new passive prewired Stratocaster pickguards, the ST-54 and ST-65. The two systems come in both vintage & classic styles and are the newest passive additions to EMG’s SRO Series. Both Feature EMG’s solderless technology and are drop in ready for a seamless install.

The EMG ST-54 pickguard is loaded with pickups featuring Alnico 2 magnets for an alternative to classic Strat tone. Benefits of the ST-54 include:

  • Alnico 2 magnets that provide a warmer and fatter low frequency response
  • A more pronounced mid-range for a smoother flow from the lows to mids
  • A lower resonance, but a higher Q resulting in a sharper high end
  • A different feel and attack than traditional Strat pickups
  • Half the magnetism of a typical Alnico 5 magnet giving the Strat player a nice “squish”

The ST-65 pickguard is loaded with pickups featuring Alnico 5 magnets for a classic Strat tone. The ST-65 offers the following features:

  • A magnetism of 1,000 Gauss giving the pickup a much more direct attack.
  • The low frequency response has a brightness to it that is carried through the mid-range
  • Alnico 5 results in a higher resonant frequency for a bright & clear response typical of Stratocaster pickups.
  • Overall more classic Stratocaster tone

Both the Alnico 2 & Alnico 5 pickups are built in the traditional fashion with original style construction but feature a two pin connector for easy installation & tinkering.

Made in California, both passive systems are on a three ply, 11 hole pickguard with a 5 position switch, master volume and tone controls on the neck and middle positions. The pickguards are available in black on black or white on white, giving them a classic and clean look that matches their tone.

MSRP: $359.99

MAP: $259.00

Watch the ST-54 video demo:

Watch the ST-65 video demo:

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EMG Pickups

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