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. New EMG 45HZ 6 String M5(EMG 45) Pickup

    EMG 45HZ 6 String M5(EMG 45) Pickup

    $89.00
    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...
  2. EMG 808X

    $129.00
    Featuring Alnico V loaded wide aperture coils we were able to beef up that Low B tone and at the same time provide a more responsive super tight overall sound. Whether you are ringing out Opeth-style jazzy chords or playing palm muted death chugs,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. EMG PJX 4 String P/J Size X Series Set

    $179.00
    Combining our PX and a versatile LJX, the PJX 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 PX adds warmth, and incredible low end...
  6. EMG P/J 4 String P/J Size Set

    $159.00
    The PJ set combines the P with a single LJ into one multifaceted unit with the P5J Set. You get the low register power from the P and a full midrange and extended high frequency response for a well-defined attack from the LJ. This more than capable...
  7. EMG MJ 4 String Jazz Jazz S/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    $159.00
    This set is made to fit certain Mexican made Fender Jazz Basses that have two pickups of equal length (neck size of or around 3.60" ~ 91mm) Sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity, the EMG-J has a full bodied sound that adds new dimensions to...
  8. EMG J 4 String Jazz L/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    $159.00
    This versatile set should help forge an incredibly full sound regardless of whether you're on a fretted or fretless bass, in the studio or on the stage. Take the classic jazz bass sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity you expect from a J pickup,...
  9. 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...
  10. EMG J System Control Plate and Pickup Set

    $189.00
    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. We've mounted and wired everything to your new control plate - volume, volume and tone pot....
  11. EMG P/J Pickup Set (Red)

    $179.00
    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....
  12. EMG JV52 Pickup Set

    $119.00
    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...
  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 JAX 4 or 5 String Jazz L/S Size X Series Stacked Coil Set

    $179.00
    Based on EMG’s classic jazz J pickup, the JAX replaces the ceramic magnets with Alnico V magnets. What results is that sprawling warm vintage tone but with less noise and more signal than ever. The JAX Set packs an organic sound, a strong low...
  15. EMG JA 4 or 5 String Jazz L/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    $159.00
    Based on EMG’s classic jazz J pickup, the JA replaces the ceramic magnets with Alnico V magnets. Coupled with short, squat coils, what results is that sprawling warm vintage tone but with less noise and more signal than ever. The JA Set packs...
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    EMG JV 4String Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    EMG JV 4 String Jazz L/S Size Stacked Coil Set

    Regular Price: $159.00

    Special Price $104.40

    Developed to marry the classic tone of a vintage jazz pickup with the benefits of modern design, the JV Set packages everything you’re looking for in a pickup with a retro look. The offset pole pieces deliver a ‘faded’ attack to accompany...
  17. EMG Victor Wooten 4 String P/J Size Set

    $189.00
    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...
  18. EMG P5J 5 String P/J Size Set

    $179.00
    The 5-String unit of the PJ set combines the P with a single LJ into one multifaceted unit with the P5J Set. You get the low register power from the P and a full midrange and extended high frequency response for a well-defined attack from the LJ. This...
  19. EMG J5 5 String Jazz AS L/S Size Stacked Coil Set (White)

    $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....
  20. 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....
  21. EMG LJV 4 String Jazz L Size Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    $89.00
    Bring all new dimensions to your bass playing with the full bodied sound of the LJ. The longer than the J Set, the LJ is available as a separate unit and is usually located in the neck position. The low ratio of resistance to inductance will give you...
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    EMG LJ  4 or 5String Bridge Pickup

    EMG LJ 4 or 5 String Jazz L Size Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    Regular Price: $89.00

    Special Price $57.42

    Bring all new dimensions to your bass playing with the full bodied sound of the LJ. The longer than the J Set, the LJ is available as a separate unit and is usually located in the bridge position. The low ratio of resistance to inductance will give...
  23. EMG MMHZ 4 String MusicMan Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    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...
  24. EMG TBHZ 4 String T4(Old T-Bird) Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    Endow your classic Thunderbird bas with more tone than ever with the new passive model TB-HZ pickup. Used by professional musicians including Nikki Sixx and John Entwistle, the TB-HZ is designed to replicate the highly sought after ’70s...
  25. EMG PHZ 4 String Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    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...
  26. EMG SJ 4 or 5 String Jazz S Size Stacked Coil Neck Pickup

    $89.00
    Bring all new dimensions to your bass playing with the full bodied sound of the SJ. The shorter of the J Set, the SJ is available as a separate unit and is usually located in the bridge position. The low ratio of resistance to inductance will give...
  27. EMG 40J 4,5, or 6 String M4(EMG 40) Size Stacked Coil Pickup

    $99.00
    The 40J 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 40J hits that typical Jazz Bass tone by maintaining...
  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 LJVX 4 String Jazz L Size X Series Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    $104.00
    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...
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    EMG X-Series LJX 4 or 5-String Pickup - Long (Bridge)

    EMG LJX 4 or 5 String Jazz L Size X Series Stacked Coil Bridge Pickup

    Regular Price: $99.00

    Special Price $62.64

    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...