Photo courtesy of EMG, Inc.
What do Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Prince, Slayer, Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie, Primus’ Les Claypool, Keith Urban, Metallica and Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler have in common? If you guessed that they’re all top-notch musicians, you would totally be right! But wait, there’s more…all of them play guitars and basses loaded with EMG pickups. In 1976 Rob Turner founded EMG, Inc. [Electro-Magnetic Generator] – originally known as Dirtywork Studios, then Overlend – manufacturing guitar and bass pickups and other guitar and bass-related accessories. EMG has created a wide variety of single coil and humbucking passive pickups, extended range pickups, acoustic pickups and more, but they are widely known as the first company to introduce active pickups, solderless pickups and pickups for banjos, too. I would like to thank company founder, owner and sole engineer Rob Turner, for taking time out of his busy life to answer some questions for us! Read the rest of this page »