Some players want great tone, but simply dont want to hassle with batteries. We can appreciate that. This passive variation has a moderate output and a slightly more subtle tone than its active brothers. The punch you want is still there, but the feel of the pickup is more organic. Drop tunings are no problem for the SSB-5. Even with the lowest of lows, the articulation and low-end clarity shineIf youre switching from an active to passive setup, these will drop-in to any EMG 40 sized pickup slot.
For optimal tone control, install with Seymour Duncan's STC-2 or STC-3 preamps.