EMG Pickups

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For almost 36 years, EMG has created quality pickups and electronic accessories for the bass enthusiast.EMG has been the choice of many manufacturers' factory installs and the choice among many of the leading bass players in the industry. Available in Classic J-Bass,Precision (P), MusicMan(MM),HB (Steinberger), and EMG 35/40/45 shapes.

EMG's mission is to be one of the most influential and undisputed technological leaders in the pickup and guitar electronics industry by creating exceptional products that empower and inspire musicians around the globe to explore and express their passion for performance.

EMG pickups was founded by Rob Tuner in 1974 in the back of his parents garage mildly tweaking and repairing electronics. It wasn't until 1969 that the real 'business' of building and tweaking pickups manifested. The original business was licensed under the name Dirtywork Studios in April 1976. In 1978 the company decided a name change was in order and transistioned to calling themselves Overlend because they were overextended on credit and it sounded slick. The 80's approached and they became EMG, Inc. and haven't made a step back since. Many folks still question the meaning of the acronymical name, but the secret has been revealed as "Electro-Magnetic Generator!".

There is no pickup on Earth quite built like an EMG pickup. The coils are precision wound, matched both resistively & inductively, and vacuum sealed. Many of the EMG models use a blade/rail style magnet build, but if you are a fan of exposed poles for that sharp and percussive attack EMG has a model for you.

On EMG active models the internal preamplifier used is no ordinary preamp. Built into each pickup directly, the preamp is an integral part of the pickup's design assuring a quality of sound performance, incredible noise reduction, and ease of install. The beauty of the internal preamplification on active models is the Low Impedance Output. You can easily run from your instrument cable lenghts of 100 feet(30 meters) without loss of high frequency response. The Low Impedance output also prevents any loss of tone through signal processing equipment such as effect pedals.

EMG doesn't manufacture just active pickups, though they have been known as the premier in "Active" pickups. Their passive pickups have been well known since 1984 and have been found on Steinberger instruments for example.

EMG Pickups are available to suit your needs for your 4,5, or 6 string upgrade or custom build.Enjoy the EMG Sound!

  1. EMG 40P5 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Split Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    Just like the 40P unit, with the 40P5 you’ll get the dual offset coils that bring out more low end with brilliant highs, but all specifically designed for a 5-string bass. And the use of ceramic magnets yields additional clarity to the 40P4’s...
  2. EMG 45DC 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The 45DC brings a clean extended range that you just cannot find in conventional pickups. With an ultra-low noise, low-impedance internal preamp and ceramic loaded dual parallel coils EMG creates an extremely versatile unit that can hit from the highest...
  3. EMG 45J 5 or 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Stacked Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The 45J model uses a single coil design resulting in a less powerful low end, but brings a much more prominent midrange. The low frequency response from the low ratio of resistance to inductance helps the 45J hits that typical Jazz Bass tone by maintaining...
  4. EMG 45JX 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    The 45JX Set packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet borrowed from the standard JX design. The 45JX maintains that...
  5. EMG HB 4 String HB Size Split Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The HB, originally known as the EMG-SS, was developed for Steinberger Sound. With the same features and specifications as the P model, the HB possesses a reverse-wound P-Style Pickup outfitted in a guitar humbucking housing to reduce hum.
  6. EMG 35JCS 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Stacked Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The J models are the most traditional sounding of EMG’s pickups. The have increased low frequency response due to the very low ratio of resistance to inductance. With the 35JCS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity...
  7. EMG 40JCS 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Stacked Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The J models are the most traditional sounding of EMG’s pickups. The have increased low frequency response due to the very low ratio of resistance to inductance. With the 40JCS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity...
  8. EMG 45JCS 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Stacked Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The J models are the most traditional sounding of EMG’s pickups. The have increased low frequency response due to the very low ratio of resistance to inductance. With the 45JCS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity...
  9. EMG JCS 4 or 5 String Jazz L/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    $159.00
    The J models are the most traditional sounding of EMG’s pickups. The have increased low frequency response due to the very low ratio of resistance to inductance. With the JCS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity...
  10. EMG 40TWX 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Dual Mode X Series Dual Coil Pickup

    $119.00
    Packing both single and double-coil pickups, and each with their own output, the 40TW allows you to easily switch from the clarity offered by the single-coil to the fatness of the dual-coil with a Push/Pull Volume or Tone Pot. In single-coil...
  11. EMG 40JX 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    The 40JX Set packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet borrowed from the standard JX design. The 40JX maintains that...
  12. EMG 35TWX 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Dual Mode X Series Dual Coil Pickup

    $119.00
    The 35TWX packs packs both a single-coil and double-coil pickups, and uses EMG’s ceramic and steel design, endowing the unit with a crisp high end and ground-shaking low end. Switch with ease from the crisp clean clarity of the single-coil pickup...
  13. EMG JVX 4 String Jazz L/S Size X Series Stacked Coil Set

    $179.00
    Like the JV Set, the JVX was developed to marry the classic tone of a vintage jazz pickup with the benefits of modern design. The JVX packages everything you’re looking for in a single coil pickup in a retro look. The offset pole pieces deliver...
  14. EMG J5 5 String Jazz AS L/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    $159.00
    Now available for 5 string configurations! With sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity, the J pickup has characteristic jazz bass tone, but due to our custom design adds a modern broad tonal response that will add new dimensions to your bass playing....
  15. EMG 35TW 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Dual Mode Dual Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    Packing both single and double-coil pickups, and each with their own output, the 35TW allows you to easily switch from the clarity offered by the single-coil to the fatness of the dual-coil with a Push/Pull Volume or Tone Pot. In single-coil...
  16. EMG 40TW 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Dual Mode Dual Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    Packing both single and double-coil pickups, and each with their own output, the 40TW allows you to easily switch from the clarity offered by the single-coil to the fatness of the dual-coil with a Push/Plus Volume or Tone Pot. In single-coil...
  17. EMG 45TWX 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Dual Mode X Series Dual Coil Pickup

    $119.00
    Packing both single and double-coil pickups, and each with their own output, the 45TWX allows you to easily switch from the clarity offered by the single-coil to the fatness of the dual-coil using a Push/Plus Volume or Tone Pot. In single-coil...
  18. EMG 45PX 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size X Series Split Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    Regardless of your style the 45PX will get the job done thanks to its wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. The ceramic magnets and short, squat coils give the tone high-end articulation, warmth, and unimaginable low-end punch, all...
  19. EMG 35DC 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The 35DC brings a clean extended range you’ll have a hard time finding in other pickups. By teaming an ultra-low noise, low-impedance internal preamp with a ceramic loaded dual parallel coils EMG creates an extremely versatile unit that can hit...
  20. EMG 35JX 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    The 35JX Set packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet. It maintains that characteristic jazz bass clarity while at...
  21. EMG JX 4 String Jazz L/S Size X Series Stacked Coil Set

    $179.00
    The JX Set packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet. It maintains that characteristic jazz bass clarity while at the...
  22. EMG LJX 4 or 5 String Jazz L Size X Series Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    $99.00
    The JX pickup packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet. It maintains that characteristic jazz bass clarity while at...
  23. EMG 35JX-CS 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    With the 35JCXS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity of the classic jazz bass tone coupled with the advantages of EMG’s Ceramic and Steel magnet design. This means a high inductance, which then results in an even warmer...
  24. EMG 40JX-CS 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    With the 40JCXS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity of the classic jazz bass tone coupled with the advantages of EMG’s Ceramic and Steel magnet design. This means a high inductance, which then results in an even warmer...
  25. EMG 45JX-CS 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size X Series Stacked Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    With the 45JCXS Set you’ll get the sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity of the classic jazz bass tone coupled with the advantages of EMG’s Ceramic and Steel magnet design. This means a high inductance, which then results in an even warmer...
  26. EMG LJVX 4 String Jazz L Size X Series Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    $99.00
    Like the JV Set, the JVX was developed to marry the classic tone of a vintage jazz pickup with the benefits of modern design. The JVX packages everything you’re looking for in a single coil pickup in a retro look. The offset pole pieces deliver...
  27. EMG HB 4 String HB Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $105.00
    The HB, originally known as the EMG-SS, was developed for Steinberger Sound. With the same features and specifications as the P model, the HB possesses a reverse-wound P-Style Pickup outfitted in a guitar humbucking housing to reduce hum. It...
  28. EMG HB 4 String HBCS Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The HB, originally known as the EMG-SS, was developed for Steinberger Sound. With the same features and specifications as the P model, the HB possesses a reverse-wound P-Style Pickup outfitted in a guitar humbucking housing to reduce hum. It...
  29. EMG JCSX 4 or 5 String Jazz L/S Size X Series Stacked Coil Set

    $179.00
    The JCSX Set packs a modern, tight mid-range punch, and superior dynamic high end response thanks to a very low resistance to inductance and EMG’s custom radiused ceramic bar magnet. It maintains that characteristic jazz bass clarity while at...
  30. EMG 45TW 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Dual Mode Dual Coil Pickup

    $109.00
    Packing both single and double-coil pickups, and each with their own output, the 45TW allows you to easily switch from the clarity offered by the single-coil to the fatness of the dual-coil using a Push/Plus Volume or Tone Pot. In single-coil...