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EMG 81X Black

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

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First Choice for Hard Rock and Metal

Robert924, 17.06.2013

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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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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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EMG 81X Black
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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:...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 81 Black
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EMG 81 Black

Active Pickup The EMG-81 is a pickup with high output. It is best suited for high volumes and amps with master volume. If the amp is sufficiently overdriven, the pickup produces aggressive to...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
EMG 81 Chrome
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EMG 81 Chrome

Active Pickup The EMG-81 is a pickup with high output. It is best suited for high volume and amps with master volume. If the amp is sufficiently overdriven, the pickup produces aggressive to...

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 81TW-X Black
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EMG 81TW-X Black

Active Pickup for Electric Guitars Dual mode humbucker - EMG81X & single coil in one housing, For neck and bridge, Newly developed preamp with open and dynamic sound concept, Colour: Black, Incl....

  • Active: Yes
  • Wiring: Completely Wired
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
EMG 81TW Black
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EMG 81TW Black

Tapped Humbucker Dual mode classic metal hot lead humbucker, Humbucker (model 81) and single coil in one housing, Ceramic magnets, 2 Built-in preamplifiers - characterized housing depth 32 mm,...

  • Active: Yes
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
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