The SAX provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG’s are renowned for. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets and powered by a newly designed preamp, the SAX provides a vintage Strat single coil sound: bright, airy, with a rich bottom end, all with virtually noiseless operation. The Alnico V bar magnet allows for the output to remain balanced during string bends, and makes for a playability and reliability that is unrivaled. The creamy mid-range warmth and sublime blues tones are clear, strong and expressive, and allow you to reach from classic and clean, to rowdy and raunchy. Give it a try and experience why the “X” factor is exciting players all around the world.