EMG 81 MetalWorks Active Ceramic Humbucker Guitar Pickup Gold

High-output Active Humbucking Pickup, Bridge Position - Gold
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Sweetwater Savings: $50.99 MSRP: $169.99
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Special-ordered from EMG and usually arrives to you within 2-4 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
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EMG 81 MetalWorks Active Ceramic Humbucker Guitar Pickup Gold
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EMG Pickups - Sensitivity, Tone, and Awesome Power!

The EMG 81 is built for rockin'! This high output active humbucking pickup will drive your amp into the sweetest overdrive and distortion, and it sounds great at high volumes. Perfect for lead passages but equally well suited for rhythm work, the '81's fat sound attacks aggressively and takes no prisoners. Built for serious shred, this humbucker is a first-call choice for some of the most respected metal guitarists of all time. EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable makes it easy to install, so go for it - you'll love what the EMG 81 does for your tone.

EMG 81 Active Humbuckiing Pickup Features at a Glance:
  • Awesome bridge pickup
  • Resonant Frequency (kHz): 2.25
  • RMS Output Voltage: 1.25
  • Peak Output Voltage: 1.75
  • Output Noise (dBV): -91
  • Output Impedance (Kohm): 10
  • Current@9V (Microamps): 80
  • Battery Life (Hours): 3000
  • Includes EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable and prewired split shaft volume/tone control set
  • Output jack, battery clip set, screws and springs included
Drop an EMG 81 in your guitar - your tone will thank you for it!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Active
Magnet Material Ceramic
Position Bridge
Covering Covered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 2920.00

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