The unique combination of Alnico V magnets combined with steel pole pieces produce a type of tone that will suit players at any level or music type.

Santa Rosa, CA (October 29, 2012) -- EMG has announced new Alnico V humbuckers. Read the details in their press release:

The new 57 active humbucker from EMG is a bridge pickup suitable for any genre. The unique combination of Alnico V magnets combined with steel pole pieces produce a type of tone that will suit players at any level or music type. The new 66 active humbucker was designed specifically for the neck using Alnico V magnets together with ceramic pole pieces to create a perfect rhythm pickup that is full and open.

Both the 57 and the 66 were designed from the ground up and push the boundaries of what is considered the standard humbucker. “Musicians guide us and inspire us to create modern tools for tone...” states EMG’s founder Rob Turner. “..the 57 and 66 are a result of that input and are fresh, versatile tools for any player out there.”

The 57 and 66 are currently only available in EMG’s exclusive brushed stainless steel cap. Each pickup is sold individually. MSRP $199.99

Watch EMG's demo video:

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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