EMG 45TWX 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Dual Mode X Series Pickup

SKU:BBG 1899


6 String X Series Dual Mode Dual Coil EMG 45 Size Bass Pickup
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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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Inside the EMG 45TWX are two independent pickups: a single coil and a humbucker with the X Series preamp for increased dynamic response and clarity.

The single-coil mode is our JCSX pickup built with ceramic magnets and steel pole pieces for a rich, warm tone. The humbucker mode is our popular CSX (ceramic steel) dual-coil for a big, aggressive sound with a pronounced mid-range. The added X preamp gives both modes more headroom and touch response, bridging the gap between passive and active pickups. A push/pull volume (or tone) pot allows you to change from the rich clarity of a JCSX pickup sound to the fatness of the CSX humbucker. This six string bass pickup uses a 45 Extended housing that is 4.5 inches (115mm).

When using two of TWX Pickups in the same instrument it is not recommended that our BT or BQ Systems be used. Each pickup requires a push/pull pot for switching from single coil to humbucker, so the balance control included with the system can't be installed. If you want to use the balance control, consider switching single/dual coil outputs with a DPDT toggle switch(s) instead.

Package Includes

  • EMG's Exclusive Quik-Connect™ Cable,
  • Split Shaft Volume/Tone Control Set
  • Output Jack
  • Battery Clip Set
  • Adjustment Screws


  • Length = 114.3mm (4.50") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 95.25mm (3.75")

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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Question: Where Can I Buy an EMG 45TWX 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Dual Mode X Series Pickup?

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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I was blown away by the change in sound after installing these pickups
By Zachary
I've had an ibanez gio 6 string bass for a little while now. I've previously installed some bartolini split coils and love their sound. I bought another and took the frets out so I needed some new pickups for it. I decided to put the bartolinis in the fretless and buy these emg's for the fretted one. OH MY GOD!!!! it's like the sound of angels or something. I've never heard chords sound so good on this six string bass. and the slapping is amazing. the highs are crystal clear the lows are clean and warm. man! I can just finger slightly harder than normal and get near slap sounds. all the head room you could ever ask for. everything you need for installation is included and instructions for multiple installation options. I still ended up getting a little creative with my installation though. if you're thinking of buying these...just do it! you won't be disappointed.