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EMG 81X Active Humbucking Electric Guitar Pickup

The 81X provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG’s are renowned for.


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MSRP: Old Price $149.99 Discounted Price $109.00 Save : $40.99 (27%)

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MSRP: Old Price $149.99 Discounted Price $109.00 Save : $40.99 (27%)
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Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils and powered by a newly designed preamp, the EMG 81X Active Humbucking Electric Guitar Pickup shines with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain.

Traditionally used in the bridge position, the 81X 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 85X and the versatile 81X/60X combo. Give it a try and experience why the “X” factor is exciting players all around the world.

•  Internal preamp for noise reduction
•  Low impedance output prevents loss of high frequency response
•  Solderless installation
•  Battery life up to a year @ 8 hours per day
•  Package includes volume/tone pots, output jack and cables

Get yours today; with the Sam Ash Direct 45/60day return/ price protection policy, we assure the best price and a fast, free delivery.

Things You Will Get:

  • EMG's Exclusive Solderless Install System
  • Split Shaft Volume/Active Tone Control Set
  • Output Jack
  • Battery Clip Set
  • Screws
  • Springs


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Series X-Series

X-Series Installation Instructions

Warranty Info:

81X Active Humbucking 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.