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EMG 81 vs 81TW

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Rex Rocker, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    *My mistake, on the thread title I actually meant 81X. I have the 81TW in another guitar, but this is the 81X vs 81 in the same guitar*

    So I recorded a short clip off a single riff.

    The riff is by the band Judgement (nwright's band) and the song is 21 Grams.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/315457/81v81x.wav

    I left it a .wav so that the quality is the highest.

    Same signal chain for both. First 81, then 81X.

    What do you think? :)
     
  2. sjcortese

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    They Sound the same to me. It's the single coil mode of the TW that I like from the samples on the emg site. If I was in the market for a new pu the TW would make it's way quick to the top of the list for the single coil sounds.
     
  3. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    I meant 81X, sorry... haha... I can't seem to edit the thread title.

    I do have the 81TW in another guitar, tho. And yeah, great single coil sounds. In fact, MUCH more convincing than any passive hubucker coil-tapped or split or whatever I've heard... but I think the 81TW's humbucker mode sounds more different to the standard 81 than the 81X to the standard 81...
     
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    Listening, I can't honestly say I noticed any real difference between the two.
     
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    Surprisingly, I prefer the 81x. More headroom. is this the same as having an 81 with the 18 volt mod?
     
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    Rex Rocker can you post DIs, if it possible, of course?
     

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