81-8X

Based off the popular EMG 81, the 81-8X utilizes powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils along with the X preamp to produce even more detailed tone with incredible high end cut, headroom, and dynamic control. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your eight string guitar, this pickup will make your leads and low strings slice right through even the densest mix. Other recommended pairings include the 81-8X/808X setup and the versatile 81-8X/60-8X combo. EMG's solderless wiring makes installing your guitar pickups easier than ever.

The X series preamp gives the pickup a more dynamic range along with increased headroom while keeping the more traditional string-to-string balance. X series pickups also come with an Active Tone Control (VLPF) designed to roll-off (attenuate) high frequencies, similar to a typical passive tone control. The result is a noiseless single coil guitar pickup with a classic EMG sound that bridges the gap between active and passive.

Manufacturer's Note: Make sure to check the instructions for pickup measurements before purchasing to compare your existing pickups with EMG models.

All EMG Pickups are built to order. Estimated shipping is between 7-14 business days.
Based off the popular EMG 81, the 81-8X utilizes powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils along with the X preamp to produce even more detailed tone with incredible high end cut, headroom, and dynamic control. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your eight string guitar, this pickup will make your leads and low strings slice right through even the densest mix. Other recommended pairings include the 81-8X/808X setup and the versatile 81-8X/60-8X combo. EMG's solderless wiring makes installing your guitar pickups easier than ever.

The X series preamp gives the pickup a more dynamic range along with increased headroom while keeping the more traditional string-to-string balance. X series pickups also come with an Active Tone Control (VLPF) designed to roll-off (attenuate) high frequencies, similar to a typical passive tone control. The result is a noiseless single coil guitar pickup with a classic EMG sound that bridges the gap between active and passive.

Manufacturer's Note: Make sure to check the instructions for pickup measurements before purchasing to compare your existing pickups with EMG models.

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Classic 81 X Series humbucker in eight string housing

In The Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 25k volume pot
1 active tone pot (VLPF)
1 battery bus
1 stereo output jack
1 two pickup in/out bus
1 pair mounting screws
1 pickup cable
2 connect cables
1 output cable
1 battery cable
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