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 PAX 4 String Precision Size X Series Pickup

    $119.00
    4 String X Series Split Coil P Bass Pickup
    The PAX pickup is similar to our EMG PA bass pickup, but with the addition of the X Series preamp. The X preamp offers greater dynamic control and touch sensitivity, bridging the gap between passive and active tone and feel. Because the PAX...
  2. EMG J Series Jazz Bass Pickup

    $99.00 - $279.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The original EMG J Set became an instant hit with its sweeping harmonic overtones, punch and quiet operation. This pickup set has classic jazz bass characteristics with a broader tonal frequency range that adds dimensions and clarity to your...
  3. EMG JA Series Jazz Bass

    $99.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The JA Set is based off EMG's original J, but uses radiused Alnico V magnets instead of ceramic. This creates a tone that is warm and open for a more vintage sound with a similar broad frequency range and clarity of the original. The JA provides...
  4. EMG JV Series Jazz Bass

    Regular Price: $104.00

    Special Price $68.64 - $189.00

    *For 4 String Basses*
    The EMG JV Set is a mixture of old and new, utilizing traditional exposed pole pieces and EMG's active circuitry. Developed to deliver the classic tone and look of a vintage Jazz Bass without the noise often associated with vintage passive pickups....
  5. EMG JV52 Pickup Set

    $169.00
    The EMG JV52-HZ Set is a new passive vintage style pickup designed by EMG founder Rob Turner.
    The EMG JV52-HZ Set is a new passive vintage style pickup designed by EMG founder Rob Turner. The front/neck pickup has Alnico 5 pole magnets and the bridge pickup has Alnico 2 pole magnets making for one of the most unique J...
  6. EMG JCS Series Jazz Bass

    Regular Price: $189.00

    Special Price $151.20 - $179.00

    *For 4 String Basses*
    The JCS Set features pickups that utilize ceramic magnets with steel pole pieces with our original J preamp. This twist on jazz bass tone, gives players a much warmer sound and a smoother attack with less high end presence. The JCS Set is less...
  7. EMG J System Control Plate and Pickup Set

    $209.00
    EMG’s classic J pickups are now available in a completely solderless system that includes everything you’ll need to swap your Jazz Bass pickups with no hassle.
    EMG's classic J pickups are now available in a completely solderless system that includes everything you'll need to swap your Jazz Bass pickups with no hassle. We've mounted and wired everything to your new control plate - volume, volume and tone pot....
  8. EMG J Series Soapbar

    $99.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG J is our original J pickup in a Extended series housing for 4, 5, & 6 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...
  9. EMG JCS Series Soapbar

    Regular Price: $99.00

    Special Price $65.34 - $109.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG JCS is our JCS pickup in our extended range housing. This pickup utilize ceramic magnets with steel pole pieces for a smooth top end. This twist on jazz bass tone, gives players a much warmer sound and a smoother attack with less high...
  10. EMG P Series Soapbar

    Regular Price: $99.00

    Special Price $65.34 - $109.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG P is our P bass pickup in an Extended range housing with the treble magnet closer to the neck (like a Spector or Yamaha bass). The EMG P covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the P utilizes ceramic magnets...
  11. EMG P Series Precision Bass Pickup

    Regular Price: $104.00

    Special Price $68.64 - $119.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    One of EMG’s original designs and our most popular bass pickup since its introduction in 1979; the EMG P covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the P utilizes ceramic magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone...
  12. EMG PA Series Precision Bass Pickup

    $104.00 - $119.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The PA pickup is based on the originals EMG P but utilizes Alnico V magnets instead of ceramic. This gives the PA a warmer tone that has more vintage character. Because the PA utilizes Alnico V magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone...
  13. EMG PJ Series for P/J Bass

    $179.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The EMG PJ Set provides bass players flexibility with a wide range of tonal combinations. EMG's original P adds warmth, and incredible low end punch, while the LJ provides a tight mid-range with dynamic high end response for a well defined attack....
  14. EMG Victor Wooten 4 String P/J Size Set

    $199.99
    4 String Stacked & Split Coil P/J Pickup Set
    The PAX provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG’s are renowned for. This new addition differs in that it uses Alnico V magnets instead of the ceramic magnets...
  15. EMG Victor Wooten 4 String Custom Retrofit Combo

    $499.99
    Victor Wooten Custom Retrofit Combo
    Exact EMG pickup and Mike Pope preamp set as used by the incomparable Victor Wooten, with a free set of Fodera Nickel Ultra Light strings (formerly the Victor Wooten Signature Set). The PAX provides increased...
  16. EMG MMHZ 4 String MusicMan Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    4 string HZ MusicMan Pickup
    EMG’s Music Man Bass replacement, the MMHZ packs a passive pickup and a dual-coil design which gives an abundance of output without a lot of noise. Their ceramic and steel design endows the unit with a crisp high end and ground-shaking fat low...
  17. EMG PHZ 4 String Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    4 string Split Coil Pbass Pickup
    The passive version of our original P design, the PHZ covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the PHZ utilizes ceramic magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone has alot of high-end articulation, warmth, and incredible...
  18. EMG MMCS Series MusicMan

    $109.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The MMCS is a direct replacement for the Music Man large profile bass pickup. This humbucking pickup has wide bobbins combined with a large coil surface area that gives the MMCS an incredibly rich bass tone. Utilizing EMG’s popular ceramic...
  19. EMG MMTW Series Dual Mode MusicMan

    $119.00 - $129.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The MMTW is a direct replacement for the Music Man large profile bass pickup. Inside the MMTW are two independent pickup tones. One is a ceramic and steel humbucking pickup that gives players an incredibly rich bass tone. The wide spread...
  20. EMG TW Series Dual Mode Soapbar

    Regular Price: $119.00

    Special Price $78.54 - $119.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    Inside the EMG TW are two independent tonal options: a single coil and a humbucker with EMG's renowned preamp circut. The single-coil mode is our JCS pickup built with ceramic magnets and steel pole pieces for a rich, warm tone. The humbucker...
  21. EMG HB Series Bass

    Regular Price: $99.00

    Special Price $65.34 - $99.00

    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG HB size pickups are availlable for the 4 String bass guitar to provide you the player with different tonal options for your bass. All EMG pickups are humcancelling and the HB size pickups are a Split Coil construction design. EMG's modern...
  22. EMG 45HZ 6 String M5(EMG 45) Pickup

    $89.00
    The EMG 45HZ, is our passive Extended series pickup for 6 string bass.
    The EMG 45HZ, is our passive Extended series pickup for 6 string bass. This modern passive model features a humbucking design for low noise and plenty of output. Using ceramic bar magnets with steel, the tone is warm with a smooth attack and a big...
  23. EMG TB Series Thunderbird Bass

    $89.00 - $119.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG Thunderbird size pickups are available for the String bass guitar in a wide array of different coil configurations to provide you the player with different tonal options for your bass. All EMG pickups are humcancelling and available in Stacked...
  24. EMG DC Series Soapbar

    Regular Price: $109.00

    Special Price $71.94 - $109.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG DC is a powerful modern sounding humbucker for bass players looking to cut through a big loud mix. The two coils loaded with ceramic bar magnets provide punch and clarity with a crisp top end and plenty of output. This extremely versatile...
  25. EMG CS Series Soapbar

    Regular Price: $99.00

    Special Price $65.34 - $109.00

    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG CS is a big sounding modern humbucker for players looking to tame the higher frequencies in their bass tone. The two coils loaded with ceramic magnets and steel poles provide warmth and punch with a smooth top end and plenty of output....
  26. EMG Red Series Pickups

    $108.00 - $179.00
    EMG Red Series Pickups
    EMG Red Series Pickups Thanks to the EMG Red Series, some of your favorite pickups are ready to make a bold visual statement! The Red Series includes humbucking and single-coil pickups. Package Includes: (but...
  27. EMG GZR 'Geezer Butler' Signature Series

    $109.00 - $153.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG along with legendary artist Geezer Butler have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG founder Rob Turner in 2011, looking to recreate the...
  28. EMG PJAX 4 String P/J Size X Series Set

    $189.00
    4 String Humcancelling P/J Bass Pickup Set
    Combining our PAX and a versatile LJAX, the PJAX set provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. The PAX adds warmth, and incredible low end punch,...
  29. EMG PJX-CS 4 String P/J Size X Series Set

    $189.00
    4 String Humcancelling P/J Pickup Set
    Combining our PX-CS and a versatile LJX-CS, the PJX-CS set provides increased headroom giving the voicing a more open tone while retaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. Both the pickups in this set are loaded with ceramic steel...