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EMG

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 Pickups are available to suit your needs for your 4,5, or 6 string upgrade or custom build.Enjoy the EMG Sound!

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!".

The reason behind choosing EMG pickups & electronics is simple. They are just simply the easiest to install in an instrument. Each pickup & preamp features their own Quik-Connect™ header and mating cable for quick installation and removal. All of their pickup models are designed for direct retrofit on O.E models, and each pickup & preamp comes complete with every piece from wiring diagrams, pickup screws, controls, and in some cases knobs.

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Question: Where Can I Buy EMG?

Answer: You can buy these 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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  1. EMG 45HZ 6 String M5(EMG 45) Pickup

    $109.00
    The EMG 45HZ, is our passive Extended series pickup for 6 string bass.
    The EMG 45HZ, is our passive Extended series pickup for 6 string bass. This modern passive model features a humbucking design for low noise and plenty of output. Using ceramic bar magnets with steel, the tone is warm with a smooth attack and a big...
  2. EMG Red Series Pickups

    $108.00 - $189.00
    EMG Red Series Pickups
    EMG Red Series PickupsThanks to the EMG Red Series, some of your favorite pickups are ready to make a bold visual statement!The Red Series includes humbucking and single-coil pickups. Package Includes: (but...
  3. EMG ES-918 9v/18v Phantom Power Supply

    $129.00
    The ES-918 is an external 18 Volt power supply for EMG Pickups. Eliminates internal 9v battery required by EMG active pickups and electronics - Quick access to battery compartment - No routing required on your instrument - No pickguard removal to access...
  4. 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...
  5. EMG MMTW Series Dual Mode MusicMan

    $119.00 - $129.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The MMTW is a direct replacement for the Music Man large profile bass pickup. Inside the MMTW are two independent pickup tones. One is a ceramic and steel humbucking pickup that gives players an incredibly rich bass tone. The wide spread...
  6. EMG PJ Series for P/J Bass

    $179.00 - $189.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The EMG PJ Set provides bass players flexibility with a wide range of tonal combinations. EMG's original P adds warmth, and incredible low end punch, while the LJ provides a tight mid-range with dynamic high end response for a well defined attack....
  7. EMG GZR 'Geezer Butler' Signature Series

    $109.00 - $153.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG along with legendary artist Geezer Butler have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG founder Rob Turner in 2011, looking to recreate the...
  8. EMG MMCS Series MusicMan

    $109.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The MMCS is a direct replacement for the Music Man large profile bass pickup. This humbucking pickup has wide bobbins combined with a large coil surface area that gives the MMCS an incredibly rich bass tone. Utilizing EMG’s popular ceramic...
  9. EMG TB Series Thunderbird Bass

    $89.00 - $119.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG Thunderbird size pickups are available for the String bass guitar in a wide array of different coil configurations to provide you the player with different tonal options for your bass. All EMG pickups are humcancelling and available in Stacked...
  10. 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...

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where Can I Buy EMG?

Answer: You can buy these 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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