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EMG EMG81 Active Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup

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The EMG-81 is a high output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock and roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable, prewired split shaft volume/tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

Things You Will Get:

  • Pickup
  • Quik-Connect™ cable
  • Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Screws
  • Springs
Series Humbucker
Model EMG-81

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5.0

Great Upgrade for any Guitarist!

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from SA, TX

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Massive Sound Stage

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Studio

    Comments about EMG81 Active Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I have had the EMG 81 for a few years now and let me start off by saying, do yourself a favor and try out these pickups running 18 volts. It wakes up a sleeping monster. 9 volts or 18 volts these pickups sound amazing. They have much more sustain then most pickups I have tried. The bass, mid, and treble response are well defined and very clear. Perfect for Metal or Clean tones alike.

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    5.0

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    from Huntington Park, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Lives up to expectations

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All around use
      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG81 Active Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

      Great product and fully functional! If you want that hardcore sound you hear in metal you would love this product! Amazing in both clean or w ith distortion. Finally a pick up that i don't hear buzz when i plug in. Gives you a various playing field from jamming out to Metallica to playing some Job for a Cowboy or Amon Amarth. The only complication i had was installing it but other that this is a product i definitly recommend to guitarist everywhere.

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      EMG81 Active Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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