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EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - Black Style
EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - Black Style
EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - Black Style


EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - Black Style
EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - White Style
EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup (31.00) - Ivory Style
Price: $99.00
Item #: 301504 001
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Product Overview

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
    Output jack
    Battery clip set
    Screws and springs
Product Details

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
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The Best Active EMG!

By Oscar Garay from Kissimmee, FL on 3/19/2011 9:20:07 PM

This pickup was designed by EMG with active circuity to be a true metal powerhouse! This beast screams metal and is by far the best pickup I have ever used and will continue to be in everyone of my guitars. Whether your looking for a good crunchy rhythm or solo lead tone this pickup delivers! Buy now you wont be disappointed and a must have for any metal or hard rock player! 10/5 stars EMG All the way !

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