EMG 40J 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Pickup


The 40J model uses a single coil design resulting in a less powerful low end, but brings a much more prominent midrange.
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The EMG 40J is our original J pickup in a Extended series housing for 5 string bass.

This pickup has its coil located in the back of the housing - closer to the bridge - which gives it sweeping harmonic overtones and punch. This quiet pickup has classic jazz bass characteristics with a broader tonal frequency range that adds dimensions and clarity. EMG's design has a very low ratio of resistance to inductance, which increases the low end response, while the radiused ceramic bar magnet ensures the tone keeps a tight mid-range punch with a dynamic high end. For players who want a slightly more mellow sound, you can order this pickup as a "reverse," where to coil is closer to the neck side (or front) of the cap.

This pickup uses a housing that is 4 inches (102mm) and includes EMG's solderless wiring and pots.

Package Includes

  • EMG's Exclusive Quik-Connect™ Cable
  • Prewired Solid Shaft Volume/Tone Control Set
  • Output Jack
  • Battery Clip Set
  • Adjustment Screws


  • Length = 102.0mm (4.00") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 76.2mm (3.00")

Please Note:EMG supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.

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By Matthew Holveck from on 1/8/2014
I bought an EMG 40P and 40J to replace the EMGHZ's in a Schecter, becuase i have the EMG PJ in a 4 string Fender that I love. The tone of the P is amazing, but I feel the 40J is a little weak on the low B and will be replacing it with a 40DC for the bridge.