hi UG
does anybody know anything about the emg X pups, cos i cant find any sound clips or anything, and im considering buying the 81 X, and i want to know if i should buy it, or 18v mod a regular 81, or 18 v mod the 81 X

thx for ur help
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from what I know about the X series, they just have increased headroom so there shouldnt be any clipping even when running at 9v.

So, buying them will have a similar effect to just 18v modding a regular set of EMGs - basically, do whatever is cheaper / more convenient for you. If you already have a guitar with a set of EMGs, don't bother swapping them out for the X's, just 18v mod it. If you don't have EMGs already, probs best go with the X's
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