Offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for.
The EMG 81-X Active Humbucking Pickup provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. Using powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils and powered by a newly designed preamp, the 81-X shines with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain.
Traditionally used in the bridge position, this active guitar pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix like a hot knife. When used in both positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the EMG 85-X and the versatile EMG 81-X/60-X combo. Give it a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting players all around the world.
The replacement pickup package Includes: EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect system; split shaft volume/active tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.
- EMG's exclusive Solderless Quik-Connect system Includes:
- Split shaft volume/active tone control set
- Output jack
- Battery clip set
- Screws & springs
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81-X Active Humbucker Pickup Specifications:
- Logo Color: Silver
- Magnet Type: Ceramic/Steel
- Resonant Frequency (kHz): 1.72
- Output Voltage (String): 4.00
- Output Voltage (Strum): 8.50
- Output Noise (60Hz): -105
- Output Impedance (Kohm): 2.00
- Current @9V (Microamps): 80
- Battery Life (Hours): 3000
- Maximum Supply (Volts DC): 27
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Comments about EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup:
We've all heard the old expression, "Don't fix it if it ain't broken", but that simply does not apply here. I've been a serious EMG advocate for a few years. I have 81's in my two main axes and I've loved them from the minute I installed them. Naturally when the X series came out I couldn't wait to drop one in my Washburn Evil Twin (great guitar \m/). In order to effectively compare the 81 and the 81X I played my Evil Twin (81X) and my Ibanez SZ320 (81) back and forth back and forth back and forth using the same amp, same cords, same settings, etc. The conclusion I came to is that if you love the 81, more than likely you will love the 81X even more. It has all the same bite and cruch that you get out of the original 81, but much more open and decompressed. The only thing I can complain about is that it seems slightly less focused than the original 81, but not enough to make me think twice about it. Now that I've got one of each I guess I don't gotta worry about that. The EMG 81X is definitely worth a second look, go down to your favorite shop and see if you can try one out for yourself.