One of the most popular EMGs, 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.
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. The 85 is one of EMGs first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well rounded half of its famous brother, the 81. The Alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones enabling you to play everything from the blues to the most extreme metal.
Although often used in the neck position, make no mistake, the EMG 85 sounds great as a bridge humbucker thanks to its exceptional smoothness and soul. So please do not be concerned if you see that. This form of tracking does not update every step of the way. The item "EMG 81 + 85 Red Active Humbucker Pickup Set Short Shaft Pots & Solderless Wiring" is in sale since Saturday, March 5, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar & Bass Parts\Pickups".The seller is "dont_tell_the_wife_guitars" and is located in La Habra, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.