Exceptional for high-gain rock leads with high output, consistent distortion, and long sustain.
- Package includes:
EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
Prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
Battery clip set
Screws and springs
EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
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 'n' 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.
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.
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- Resonant Frequency (kHz): 2.00
Magnet Type: Ceramic/steel
Output Voltage (String): 2.0
Output Voltage (Strum): 4.5
Output Noise @ 60Hz: -91 dBV
Output Impedance: 10 kOhms
Current @ 9V: 80 microamps
Battery Life: 3,000 hours
Maximum Supply: 27V DC