EMG J 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 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 pickup has classic jazz bass characteristics with a broader tonal frequency range that adds dimensions and clarity. EMG's design has a very low ratio of resistance to inductance, which increases the low end response, while the radiused ceramic bar magnet ensures the tone keeps a tight mid-range punch with a dynamic high end.

For players who want a slightly more mellow sound, you can order this pickup as a “reverse,” where to coil is closer to the neck side (or front) of the cap.

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

35J & 35JX – “ 4 String ” Size

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

40J & 40JX – “ 5 String ” Size

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

45J & 45JX – “ 6 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45J 92.0mm (3.62")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45JX 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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Verified Buyer
By Matthew Holveck
I bought an EMG 40P and 40J to replace the EMGHZ's in a Schecter, becuase i have the EMG PJ in a 4 string Fender that I love. The tone of the P is amazing, but I feel the 40J is a little weak on the low B and will be replacing it with a 40DC for the bridge.
Verified Buyer
Clarity and brightness
By David
This pickup in the bridge position (as I used it) gives that great single-coil clear and bright tone. It helps the bass cut through the mix a bit better, in my opinion.
I paired it with the EMG P4 pickup in the neck position to get a balanced sound of lows and high tones.