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81

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, this 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.
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EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System; split shaft volume/tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.

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very good!

Matteo Francesco /Reviewed 11/7/2014

good active pick up, but the 85 and 98 for me is more good!

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11/6/2014

weizmann /Reviewed 11/5/2014

this pickups is great... EMG forever...

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Monster!

Steven /Reviewed 11/5/2014

A breeze to install!
This is the original monster pick-up!
Got one in every guitar I own, mostly coupled with a 85.
Perfect silences aswell!

Love it!

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Awesome Bridge Pickup

Magnavus /Reviewed 10/31/2014

I bought this along with another Pickup for my BC Rich, the 81 is at the bridge and it sounds amazing.

I use it for both Lead and Rhythm and I wouldn't have any other Pickup at the Bridge of my BC Rich now.

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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LikeAdam2Flames /Reviewed 10/28/2014

My EMG 81 is amazing! I've been using EMG's since 2011, and I haven't looked back since. Every future guitar I own MUST have an 81 in the bridge! EMG FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good in bridge or neck position!

Shred Head /Reviewed 4/14/2014

We all know that the EMG 81 is a great bridge pickup but It's also a awesome neck pickup! I actually think the 81 is a better neck pickup than the 85 and will hold it's own in competition with the EMG 60. The 81 in the neck is similar to the 60 in tone but isn't as bright as the 60 but has more output. The cleans are great from the 81 and it has a smooth distinct tone for leads. I would recommend this pickup to anyone that plays hard rock or metal!

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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 12/13/2013

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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