EMG BTC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 2-Band Treb/Bass Stack



  • 2-Band: 1-Knob
  • Treb/Bass
In Production

EMG is making these. We will have more of these within 2-4 weeks. Order it now, to reserve your place in line and we'll ship it the same day we receive it from EMG.


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Control Configuration

  1. Treble/Bass Stack

Why not equip your bass with the most widely used EQ System in the world? With the BTC you’ll get a bass and treble equalizer on a concentric (stacked) pot that will work with any pickup, active or passive, and takes up almost no space.

Often preferred for their less selective, easier on the ear, and musical sound, the BTC features single-pole filters for broadband equalization. And with the two-position dip-switch you'll be able to choose one of the four combinations to find a high-frequency response to your liking.

All controls are conveniently center detented for an easy return to normal tone and use the latest in surface mount technology.

One of the features of the BTC Control is a 2-position dip switch that controls the slope of the high frequency response

Package Includes

  • 1 BTC Control
  • 1 Set Concentric Knobs
  • 2 Single Non-Concentric Knobs
  • 1 Battery Clip with Buss Connector
  • 1 Stereo Output Jack (Battery Switching)
  • 4 Interconnect Cables (2 red, 2 white)

Technical Specifications

  • Input Impedance (Ohms) - 1 MegOhm
  • Gain/Attenuation/Frequency Treble Control - +/-12db/(Adjustable)
  • Gain/Attenuation/Frequency Bass Control - +/-12db/20Hz
  • Input Referred Noise - 120dvB
  • Output Impedance (Ohms) - 2K
  • Recommended Supply Voltage - 18 Volts
  • Current @ 9V/18V (Microamps) - 600/740
  • Battery Life (Hours) - 750
  • Maximum Supply (Volts DC) - 27 Volts

Artists Using EMG BTC Control

  • Ethan Farmer supporting many acts including New Kinds on the Block, Christina Aguilera,
    Janet Jackson, Brandy, and Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Frederic Leclercq of Dragonforce and Maladaptive
  • Greg Smith supporting many acts including Ted Nugest, Alice Cooper,
    Alan Parsons Project, and Blue Oyster Cult.
  • Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown
  • John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures
  • Rex Brown of Pantera, Down, and Crowbar
  • Shane Hayes of Jet Black Stare
  • Tully Kennedy supporting Jason Aldean

Question: Where Can I Buy an EMG BTC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 2-Band Treb/Bass Stack?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs


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Verified Buyer
great upgrade
By Paul
I used the BTC to replace the tone control on my USA Guild Pilot 4 string with original EMG pickups. This is a must do mod. Great sound from the EMG's with more definition. I used stacked aluminum control knobs rather than the included (very nice) knobs and it looks original. I would absolutely consider using this product on another bass.
Verified Buyer
A pleasant upgrade of a classic bass guitar product
By Catboyzee
Digging my new BTC control in my 6 string bass. I also have it installed in two of my four string basses. As a longtime EMG user(20 plus years) I'm very familiar with the EMG sound, and have used it to maximum effect over the years. Love the new frequency center for the bass control(20 Hz); the response is deeper and warmer. Obviously that frequency setting can get boomy when maxed out, so exercise caution unless you like blowing speakers. Otherwise, no complaints from me. Thanks EMG and BBG. I'm quite satisfied.
Verified Buyer
Fix for Toby Bass
The Toby bass from Epiphone has a noisy hissy pre-amp (likely because the pickups needed so much gain). I used a combination of the EMG BTC and a Delano Sonar Xpure preamp (also from BestBassGear) to resolve the noise. I happened to like the sound of the stock pickups so the effort was to keep the pickups and get rid of the noise. The output of the stock pickups is so Low low this upgrade only got the bass back to a level of a high output passive setup which is fine if you use your amp's passive inputs like I do. In the end replacing the pickups may be a solution for some but get rid of the noisy stock pre-amp! Both of the pre-amp products are high quality. The Delano pre-amp really opened up the sound of the pickups in a hi-fi fashion. The Xpure pre-amp has a voltage doubler so while it only needs 9V it can drive the BTC with the 18V it works best with. During the purchase the communication from BBG was great (thanks Rob) and they continue to get my business.
Verified Buyer
btc control
By Tammy Merayias
Very powerful and wide frequency range,forget expensive noisy eq's and pre amps, buy this, your tone will explode out of your bass....%100 HAPPY
Verified Buyer
By Walter Hurd
100% EXCELLENT!!!!!