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EMG 81X Gold Active Humbucking Electric Guitar Pickup

The 81 is the most famous model; the one that started a revolution.


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MSRP: Old Price $179.99 Discounted Price $129.00 Save : $50.99 (28%)
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MSRP: Old Price $179.99 Discounted Price $129.00 Save : $50.99 (28%)
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Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone is endowed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this 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 classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo. The EMG 81X Gold Active Humbucking Electric Guitar 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. The X-Series are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.

•  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

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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
Model 81X-G

X-Series Installation Instructions

Warranty Info:

81X Gold 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.