Why EMG Pickups? EMG has a history of making and improving high quality pickups since 1984. EMG has become known around the world for high-quality passive and active pickup systems and are favored by artists such as Zakk Wylde, Vince Gill, James Hetfield, Marty Friedman, and many more. Don't see the set you're looking for? Contact us. We can probably get it!