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EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set Black Chrome

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Both utilize powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils and are powered by a newly designed preamp. The 81X bridge pickup shines with detailed...Click To Read More About This Product

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Organic and open tone with clarity and response.

Both utilize powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils and are powered by a newly designed preamp. The 81X bridge pickup shines with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut, and fluid sustain. The 60X in the neck provides full treble response for distinct single-note solos and buttery harmonic overtones that will add some serious meat to your playing.


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EMG81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

This Combo will not let you down

By CJWII

from Pasadena, Texas

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Pros

  • Excellent Harmonics
  • Improves Sound
  • Singing Sustain
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Battery Necessary

Best Uses

  • Complete Tonal Palette
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set:

I have many guitars and usually buy guitars that sounds great already and have no intentions to mod or make changes. However I bought a guitar online and the sound was not to my expectations. I did the research and decided this combo would cover my intended sonic signature. Installation was a snap thanks to the modular system and excellent printed instructions and layouts. I will tell you know that if you have a single cutaway guitar (think Les Paul or close to that design) these will change your life. I play alot of heavier rock/metal as well as cleaner classic rock. These pickups respond excellent to rolling off and adding volume to control distortion. They also keep the volume pretty resonalble when rolling off as well. If you play a lot and gig you know this is vital to live playing, allowing you to play crunchy for rhythym and molten, singing leads without footswitching is nice. I hope this helps to guide you, I have had the 81/85s and they are good. I think you will agree this setup offers more sonic territory and a better sound especially the pickup volume when switching from the neck to the bridge (common complaint from 81/85 users). CJWII

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Preferred Choice for Heavy Metal

By Eric

from California

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Pros

  • Durable and Consistent Performance
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Wiring Slips Loose if Not Secured

Best Uses

  • Heavy Rock and Metal Styles

Comments about EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set:

I have used this pickup configuration for years. I prefer heavier not necessarily faster music and these pickups deliver just that. These are just like any other active pickup in feel and response but their ability to clearly define the sound from the strings is what sets them apart. I installed a set into a schectre sunset deluxe about six years ago and they sound just as good today as when I first installed them. I have played them through solid state and tube amps with great results. If you have trouble dialing them in then it is probably your amp or you bought them for the wrong purpose. The cheaper the amp means less quality parts and sound. These pickups sound amazing running through my Mesa mark 5 but it is really hard to get close to the same sound through my blackstar ht5. There is just too big a gap in quality and performance that is noticed when adjusting treble, mid, and bass between the two amps. But they do make the sound quality better than anything else. The only thing I don't like is you need to make sure you take the time to route the wires properly. If you leave too much tension at the connections they will slip loose. So take the time to route and secure the wiring properly. If you like to play thrash, heavy metal or just really heavy rock this pickup set should be looked into.

 
5.0

Excellent pickup set

By RobL

from TN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set:

      I put a set in a schecter guitar. replacing SD passives. I'm very impressed with the tone and clarity. Fits exceptionally well with the style of music I usually play rock/hardrock/metal. Few distortion adjustments and they sound good playing blues and jazz as well. I'll keep a set in my "go to" guitars from now on. One tip, if your toggle switch is old, go ahead and replace it too.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE THOSE!!!!

      By Denis

      from Riviere du Loup Qué,Canada

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set:

        Great and Amazing song!!!Those pick-up as been mount on a ESP eclipseii!!!One Great Amazing Guitar player as Mr.Thomas Youngblood play with this spécial Guitar...In Montréal last week!!!

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By AL

        from Puerto Rico

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        • Improves Sound

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          • Concerts

          Comments about EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set:

          Got 3 Guitars with 81/81 81/85 combination. Got these 81X/60X. Hey. This is another game. Awesome sound crispier and brightest. Best Pickups ever. !!!!

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