EMG 81X Black

Active Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Can be used in neck and bridge
  • High output humbucker with long sustain
  • Ceramic magnets
  • Newly developed preamp with open and dynamic sound concept
  • Colour: Black
  • Included: solderless installation, volume/tone control set with split shaft, output jack, battery clip, screws

Further information

Active Yes
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output High
Kappe No
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck
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First Choice for Hard Rock and Metal

Robert924, 17.06.2013
The installation is incredibly easy as the quick connect system it uses eliminates the need for soldering. It has a very focused tone with a tight low end which combined with it's ridiculously high output results in a very saturated and aggressive distortion that remains articulate even at higher gain settings. Given it's tight tone it tends to work better in darker sounding guitars. The active preamp in it does reduce the audible difference between different wood types slightly, but it still seems to sound best in a mahogany guitar.

It's less compressed sounding than the original EMG 81 and it responds more to picking dynamics. For high gain modern rock/metal tones it's pretty hard to beat. As with the original 81 it doesn't excel at clean tones, but the extra headroom on the 81-X does offer a slight improvement.
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16.03.2015
Excellent pickups.I purchased this EMG pickup because i was recording Downtuned metal guitar.It is a great pickup well worth the money.Its an improvement on the old 81 in my opinion .It has a more natrual sound and nicer tone. For people who play metal or hard rock etc this pickup will not dissapoint.Im very pleased with the purchase and recommend it .As always with Thoman the customer service is great , posted quikly and well packaged.
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  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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Pickup for Electric Guitar Active hybrid of a humbucker and a single coil, Ceramic and steel magnets, Position: bridge, Humbucker-esque crunch and attack, similar to the EMG 81 but with additional...

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