#1
Alright, i've tried the search bar and nothing came up. Does ANYONE know what the difference is between a normal EMG 81 and an EMG 81X? Help is much appreciated.
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#2
Did you try searching EMGs website? Because I did, and it says the X offers more overall headroom.
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#3
Quote by Kevy Absolution
Did you try searching EMGs website? Because I did, and it says the X offers more overall headroom.

Errr, what's that mean?
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#4
Headroom

The amount of additional signal above the nominal input level that can be sent into or out of an electronic device before clipping distortion occurs.

www.digitalhymnal.org/glossary_a-l.html
#6
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You should know, clipping is a bad thing.

clipping on a tube amp sounds good though.

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#7
I remember ads for the EMG X pups saying they were "the first sodderless pick ups," take it for what it's worth.
#8
Sooo, is more headroom in this case a good thing or a bad thing?
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#9
Quote by Shabadoo
I remember ads for the EMG X pups saying they were "the first sodderless pick ups," take it for what it's worth.


You mean solderless pickups. The pickups plug into the circuitry, without the need for solder, so you can interchange any plugin EMGs that way.
#10
There is a change in the preamp that makes it sound like the 18v mod.
#11
Seems like EMG's answer to the Blackouts which I had a feeling was coming.
#12
Quote by Shabadoo
I remember ads for the EMG X pups saying they were "the first sodderless pick ups," take it for what it's worth.


Yep completely plug and play now I think unlike the previous generation where a bit of soldering was required to get everything to work this one doesn't need any soldering so it's good for lazy people who don't want to solder.
#13
Its a really good idea but ive looked at the new zakk wylde set and its confusing as hell!!

Plus one advantage is that you only have to buy an add on cable to connect two batteries up.

Ive only tried the telecaster set of the EMGx stuff but it sounds good
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#14
So if you 18v modded these would it provide even more headroom?
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#15
Quote by Tempoe
There is a change in the preamp that makes it sound like the 18v mod.

Is that the only difference?
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#16
Quote by SupremeACL
So if you 18v modded these would it provide even more headroom?


I'd love to try it. Spec Comparison:




Currant at 9v (in microamps) cannot be right for the Blackouts but that's what it says.
Last edited by CrimsonBizzare at Jul 31, 2009,
#19
Alright, I guess i'll go with the EMG 81X. Thanks guys.
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#20
Would these plug into the regular EMG plug without any real work? I'm aware that EMG's are pretty much plug and play, but never have swapped them myself. I might consider ordering an 81X if it wouldn't require any real work and does sound better.

Edit: Meant to specify that my guitar already has EMGs on it.
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#21
Quote by ZachCrawfordOMG
Would these plug into the regular EMG plug without any real work? I'm aware that EMG's are pretty much plug and play, but never have swapped them myself. I might consider ordering an 81X if it wouldn't require any real work and does sound better.

Edit: Meant to specify that my guitar already has EMGs on it.


Yeah I think the clips are the same with the internal pre-amp getting worked so you might be safe.