The EMG 81-X provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils and powered by a reengineered preamp, the 81-X shines with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix like a hot knife. When used in both positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the 85-X and the versatile 81-X/60-X combo. Give it a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting players all around the world.Package Includes: EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect(TM) system; split shaft volume/active tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, screws & springs.