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EMG 81TWX Dual-Mode Humbucker Guitar Pickup
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A crunchy and aggressive dual-coil and fat single-coil guitar pickup with separate preamps.

The 81TWX humbucker pickup takes an EMG classic to a new level. The dual-mode design allows for maximum flexibility, with the original 81 guitar pickup providing all the crunch and aggressiveness it's famous for with an all-new single-coil that features a fatter tone with plenty of punch and clarity. Either mode is accessed through a push/pull pot for versatility. Dual internal preamps, one tuned for single-coil mode and the other for dual-coil mode, give the 81TWX guitar pickup two distinct sounds while delivering EMG's well known noise-cancelling technology in both modes.

The EMG 81TWX humbucker and other pickups from the X-series provide increased headroom, giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMGs are renowned for. The EMG 81TWX pickups are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.

The EMG 81TWX humbucker package includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System, a split shaft volume/tone control set, an output jack, a battery clip set, plus screws and springs.

Note: standard EMG humbucker pickups are 0.9" thick. The 81TWX's thickness is 1.1", which is a difference of 0.22".

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  • Very versatile!

    As reviewed by Roberto Sunga on 4/4/2011

    My schecter hellraiser came with this pickup and the 89tw. I've had it for years now and I never used the coil tap feature live, when I practice sometimes I play blues and this pick up can make my hellraiser sound like a stratocaster. It is amazing how you can change your sounds just by using your guitar controls! Also when I use this live it adds that crunchiness I love to my sound!

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  • OMG......and I thought the 81 great!

    As reviewed by Brian Beahler on 5/16/2014

    Placed the pickup in a PRS SE CU24. Firstly......this pickup should come with an easy button. Secondly....connections are a little fiddly, but that is my only complaint. The 81twx works as well as any other 81 I've played but better. Can you say "sweet" or "dynamic" or "pick attack". This is the most responsive active pickup I've played. Metal to jazz with one!! You'll get plenty of spank with a mahogany body....plenty of strat type tones in the single coil. I finished up my installation with a 89rx and couldn't be happier. Great set the only thing missing is a nice tele twang....maybe if I had a maple

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