EMG Pickups

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EMG Pickups

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!

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  1. OPEN BOX EMG LJVX 4 String Jazz L Size X Series Bridge Pickup

    $93.60
    OPEN BOX 4 String X Series Stacked Coil Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup Only
    OPEN BOX, AS NEW, UNINSTALLED, PACKAGE FOR WIRING KIT IS STILL SEALED. Please see photos for cosmetic condition. Available as a separate unit, the LJVX is the longer of the two pickups in the JVX Set, usually located in the bridge position.The EMG...
  2. EMG J Series Jazz Bass Pickup

    $99.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The original EMG J Set became an instant hit with its sweeping harmonic overtones, punch and quiet operation. This pickup set has classic jazz bass characteristics with a broader tonal frequency range that adds dimensions and clarity to your...
  3. EMG JA Series Jazz Bass

    $99.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The JA Set is based off EMG's original J, but uses radiused Alnico V magnets instead of ceramic. This creates a tone that is warm and open for a more vintage sound with a similar broad frequency range and clarity of the original. The JA provides...
  4. EMG JV Series Jazz Bass

    $99.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The EMG JV Set is a mixture of old and new, utilizing traditional exposed pole pieces and EMG's active circuitry. Developed to deliver the classic tone and look of a vintage Jazz Bass without the noise often associated with vintage passive pickups....
  5. EMG JV52 Pickup Set

    $169.00
    The EMG JV52-HZ Set is a new passive vintage style pickup designed by EMG founder Rob Turner.
    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...
  6. EMG JCS Series Jazz Bass

    $179.00 - $195.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The JCS Set features pickups that utilize ceramic magnets with steel pole pieces with our original J preamp. This twist on jazz bass tone, gives players a much warmer sound and a smoother attack with less high end presence. The JCS Set is less...
  7. EMG J System Control Plate and Pickup Set

    $209.00
    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.
    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....
  8. EMG J Series Soapbar

    $99.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    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...
  9. EMG JCS Series Soapbar

    $99.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG JCS is our JCS pickup in our extended range housing. This pickup utilize ceramic magnets with steel pole pieces for a smooth top end. This twist on jazz bass tone, gives players a much warmer sound and a smoother attack with less high...
  10. EMG P Series Soapbar

    $99.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG P is our P bass pickup in an Extended range housing with the treble magnet closer to the neck (like a Spector or Yamaha bass). The EMG P covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the P utilizes ceramic magnets...
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