EMG DC Series Soapbar



*For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
Size/Purchasing Option  4-String 5-String 6-String
Neck or Bridge
X Series
Neck or Bridge
$99.00 - $109.00
$99.00 - $109.00

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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 pickup gives players a sonic range that covers the cleanest highs right down to the dirtiest, growling lows.

The added head room and dynamic response of the X Series preamp gives players an active pickup with the feel closer to a passive.

To complete a set two pickups will be required.

Package Includes

  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cables
  • Prewired solid shaft volume/tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Adjustment screws

35DC & 35DCX – “ 4 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 35DC 63.5mm (2.50")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 35DCX 63.5mm (2.50")
  • Dimensions
  • Length = 88.9mm (3.50") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")

40DC & 40DCX – “ 5 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 40DC 76.2mm (3.00")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 40DCX 76.2mm (3.00")
  • Dimensions
  • Length = 101.6mm (4.00") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")

45DC & 45DCX – “ 6 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45DC 92.0mm (3.62")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45DCX 92.0mm (3.62")
  • Dimensions
  • Length = 114.3mm (4.50") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")

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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Dark and thumpy
By Corb
Got to this as a replacement for a rusted out pickup on my project bass. Routed out a battery compartment and hooked these up. With tapewounds strung up all I can say is Wow! Very pronounced low end response with enough top end to cut through anything. Best I can describe is sounds close to a split P pickup with a boosted low end. Amp EQ is set to noon and it is almost a perfect warm sound.
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Incredible Pickups!!!!
By David Reiner
I was looking to replace my active pickups on an old Yamaha BB5 bass. I searched the web and these pickups were the perfect fit. The solderless connectors are tight. I used a jazz-style wiring (i.e. Volume, Volume, and Master Tone). The sound is nothing short of spectacular. Punchy and powerful. I use both a pick and my fingers and the notes were clear and jumped out from my amp. I would recommend these pickups for any style of music. Completely worth the price!
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Excellent product
I am very satisfied with this product, it has a high quality. I like it. and it working very well.
Verified Buyer
Excellent product
I am very satisfied with this product, it has a high quality. I like it. and it working very well.
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By Matthew
I installed these it to a inbanze btb had to rout the body but I was so worth it .the sound I been searching for all these years
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By Tod Kelly
I've used the 35DC and the TW in 2 "new construction" basses and I absolutely love em. I hate to solder and EMG has solved that problem for me with the most complete solderless system to be found anywhere. Not only are these some jam up sounding pickups, they couldn't be any easier to install.