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One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed... >

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One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo. EMG's solderless installation makes swapping your guitar pickups easier than ever.
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Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 25k volume pot
1 25k tone pot
1 battery bus
1 stereo output jack
1 two pickup in/out bus
1 pair mounting screws and springs
1 pickup cable
2 connect cables
1 output cable
1 battery cable

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The Mothership of EMG's

Wickedout /Reviewed 2/9/2014

This is my first time writing my review about these PUP's! I just got a new axe that came with a the 81TW /89 set up and I'll you this much. It's unreal . You can riff cleans or go dirty with great tone and clarity. My tone and playing just went up a notch thanks to my new EMG's! RnR!

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the legend

jaymz /Reviewed 1/22/2014

i use it for brigde, the best pickup for lead guitarists !

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Perfect

Semphis /Reviewed 1/15/2014

Awesome pickups I wouldn't have them any other way.

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The One Pickup

LVB /Reviewed 12/14/2013

Great pickup for every position, even been know in the metal scene it's great also in every style, it just depends on the way you control it. Has everything from EMG, quality is the prime objective.

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Better in the neck

Big Bad Pete /Reviewed 12/3/2013

With the classic 81/85, I prefer to put the 81 in the neck to get some precision and the 85 in bridge for warmth.
I don't like the 81 in the bridge, but I love it in the neck ! Clean sounds are beautiful and crunch or distorted sounds very precise.

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Old Faithful

theGodsRemember /Reviewed 11/27/2013

My 81s have been burning for a long time and sound just as good and heavy as when they were new.

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