EMG TW Series Dual Mode Soapbar



*For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
Size/Purchasing Option  4-String 5-String 6-String
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Inside the EMG TW are two independent tonal options: a single coil and a humbucker with EMG's renowned preamp circut. The single-coil mode is our JCS pickup built with ceramic magnets and steel pole pieces for a rich, warm tone.

The humbucker mode is our popular CS (ceramic steel) dual-coil for a big, aggressive sound with a pronounced mid-range.

A push/pull volume (or tone) pot allows you to change from the rich clarity of a J pickup sound to the fatness of the CS humbucker.

The added X preamp gives both modes more headroom and touch response, bridging the gap between passive and active pickups.

When using two of TW 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

To complete a set two pickups will be required.

Package Includes

  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable
  • Prewired split shaft push/pull volume/tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Adjustment screws

35TW & 35TWX – “ 4 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 35TW 63.5mm (2.50")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 35TWX 66.5mm (2.62")
  • Dimensions
  • Length = 88.9mm (3.50") Width = 38.1mm (1.50")

40TW & 40TWX – “ 5 String ” Size

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

45TW & 45TWX – “ 6 String ” Size

  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45TW 92.0mm (3.62")
  • Maximum Recommended String Width: 45TWX 95.25mm (3.75")
  • 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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Rate and Review this item
Verified Buyer
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.
Verified Buyer
By Mikhail Chtchetinine
I make convertible fretted/fretless instruments. For my last project, I purchased an EMG 40TWX pickup. It sounds great and really does combine the advantages of both humbucker and double coils. Here is a sound sample of this pickup in action on this unique bass: (youtube) /watch?v=rcX4O3TAVNI
Thank you for the great product and sevice.
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Still overworked
By Moosewood
Love em! From the great sound to the ease of installation...Love em!