I got EMG81's in both my guitars.
I love em!!!
Before i had them, my sound was all messy and not clear at all. Now i just love my tone, great distortion and sustain, no more of that horrible feedback!!!
People say this pickup isnt good for clean, well, my guitar sounds as clean as it gets with these pickups (someone even asked me if i was using a acoustic simulator!! hehe)
If you play rock/metal, this pickup might just be perfect for ya! (i didnt get paid to say that!)