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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...
  11. 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....
  12. EMG P Series Precision Bass Pickup

    $104.00 - $119.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    One of EMG’s original designs and our most popular bass pickup since its introduction in 1979; the EMG P covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the P utilizes ceramic magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone...
  13. EMG PA Series Precision Bass Pickup

    $104.00 - $119.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    The PA pickup is based on the originals EMG P but utilizes Alnico V magnets instead of ceramic. This gives the PA a warmer tone that has more vintage character. Because the PA utilizes Alnico V magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. EMG B348 Toggle Switch

    $49.00
    This North American built toggle switch is beefy and holds up to the rigors of rock & roll. Available in a black or ivory tip with the specific design being "one size fits all" solderless toggle for all Gibson models. The ease of solderless installation...
  17. EMG B289 Toggle Switch

    $28.00
    The B289 switch is a low profile solderless 3 way toggle switch designed to fit standard Gibson style guitars. All switches use EMG’s "BNOG" connector arrangement and include 2 cables (short & long) for easy connection to EMG’s connection buss....
  18. EMG B245 Pickup Buss

    $5.00
    The B245 EMG Pickup Buss is used on two pickup guitars that have a selection switch. The buss provides a convenient way to install either Active or Passive EMG Pickups without soldering.
  19. EMG HB Series Bass

    $99.00
    *For 4 String Basses*
    EMG HB size pickups are availlable for the 4 String bass guitar to provide you the player with different tonal options for your bass. All EMG pickups are humcancelling and the HB size pickups are a Split Coil construction design. EMG's modern...
  20. EMG DC Series Soapbar

    $99.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG DC is a powerful modern sounding humbucker for bass players looking to cut through a big loud mix. The two coils loaded with ceramic bar magnets provide punch and clarity with a crisp top end and plenty of output. This extremely versatile...
  21. EMG CS Series Soapbar

    $89.00 - $109.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    The EMG CS is a big sounding modern humbucker for players looking to tame the higher frequencies in their bass tone. The two coils loaded with ceramic magnets and steel poles provide warmth and punch with a smooth top end and plenty of output....
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. EMG TW Series Dual Mode Soapbar

    $119.00
    *For 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    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...
  26. EMG PJCSX 4 String P/J Size X Series Set

    $189.00
    4 String Humcancelling P/J Pickup Set
    Combining our PX-CS and a versatile LJX-CS, the PJCXS set provides increased headroom giving the voicing a more open tone while retaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. Both the pickups in this set are loaded with ceramic steel...
  27. EMG PJAX 4 String P/J Size X Series Set

    $189.00
    4 String Humcancelling P/J Bass Pickup Set
    Combining our PAX and a versatile LJAX, the PJAX set provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's are renowned for. The PAX adds warmth, and incredible low end punch,...
  28. 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....
  29. 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...
  30. EMG Victor Wooten 4 String P/J Size Set

    $199.99
    4 String Stacked & Split Coil P/J Pickup Set
    The PAX provides increased headroom giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMG’s are renowned for. This new addition differs in that it uses Alnico V magnets instead of the ceramic magnets...
  31. EMG MMHZ 4 String MusicMan Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    4 string HZ MusicMan Pickup
    EMG’s Music Man Bass replacement, the MMHZ packs a passive pickup and a dual-coil design which gives an abundance of output without a lot of noise. Their ceramic and steel design endows the unit with a crisp high end and ground-shaking fat low...
  32. EMG PHZ 4 String Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    4 string Split Coil Pbass Pickup
    The passive version of our original P design, the PHZ covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Because the PHZ utilizes ceramic magnets coupled with short, squat coils, the tone has alot of high-end articulation, warmth, and incredible...
  33. EMG BTS System 2-Pickup 4-knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $129.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass As a complete control system for two pickpup basses the BTS includes an Active Balance Control, separate BTS Bass and Treble controls, and a Master Volume...
  34. EMG BTC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 2-Band Treb/Bass Stack

    $99.00
    2-Band: 1-Knob Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Treble/Bass Stack Why not equip your bass with the most widely used EQ System in the world? With the BTC you’ll get a bass and treble equalizer on a concentric (stacked) pot that will work with any...
  35. EMG BTS Control 1 or 2-Pickup 2-Knob 2-Band Treb - Bass

    $99.00
    2-Band: 2-Knob Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Treble Bass The BTS Control 2-band equalizer is similar to the BTC Control, except with the BTS you'll get separate controls for the bass and treble. Often preferred for their less selective,...
  36. EMG BTS-HZ System 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $129.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass The BTS HZ System is intended for EMG-HZ passive pickups as well as other manufacturers passive pickups. The BTS HZ System comes supplied Volume, Blend,...
  37. EMG BQC-HZ System 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack The BQC HZ System is intended for EMG-HZ passive pickups as well as other manufacturers passive pickups. The BQC HZ System comes supplied...
  38. EMG BQS-HZ 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass Mid/Mid Stack For passive pickups, the BQS HZ System features a pre-wired balance control (blend) and master volume with separate bass and treble...
  39. EMG - Potentiometer - A25KX2 Stacked Volume Control (Hardwired) A25KX2

    $24.00
    Comes with concentric knob, capacitor, wiring diagram, and allen key
    EMG 25k Stack Volume/Volume or Volume/Tone for EMG Active pickups. Comes with concentric knob, capacitor, wiring diagram, and allen key
  40. EMG ABC 25k Blend Potentiometer 6mm Solid Shaft

    $79.00
    25k Ohm Active Balance Control
    The ABC is an active EQ accessory that eliminates insertion loss and is designed to work with all our non-X series pickups that use a standard EMG tone pot. Insertion loss is a naturally occurring yet frustrating phenomenon that occurs most frequently...
  41. EMG BQS System 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass Mid/Mid Stack The BQS System, as a complete control system for your bass guitar, includes Active Balance, Master Volume, and EQ circuits. Unlike...
  42. EMG BQS Control 1 or 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $119.00
    3-Band: 3-Knob Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Treble Bass Mid/Mid Stack Similar to the BQC, the BCS Control works with any active or passive pickup and takes up almost no space. But with the BQS you’ll get separate bass and treble...
  43. EMG BQC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 2-Knob 3-Band Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $119.00
    3-Band: 2- Knob Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack The BQC Control features a bass and treble equalizer on a concentric (stacked) pot along with the concentric (stacked) mid-control. It takes up very little space...
  44. EMG 25k Blend Potentiometer 6mm Solid Shaft

    $24.00
    25k Balance Potentiometer for use with active pickups
    EMG 25k Solid Shaft Blend/Balance Potentiometer
  45. Alpha 25k Volume Potentiometer Audio Taper Push/Pull 6mm Split Shaft

    $12.00
    Alpha 25k Volume Push/Pull Potentiometer
    Alpha 25k Audio Taper Volume Push/Pull Potentiometer with 6mm Split Shaft For use with active pickups like EMG
  46. EMG 25k Volume/Tone Potentiometer Audio Taper 6/8mm Solid Shaft Solderless

    $49.00
    EMG 25k Stack Volume/Volume or Volume/Tone for EMG Active pickups. Solderless
    EMG 25k Stack Volume/Volume or Volume/Tone for EMG Active pickups. Comes with concentric knob, output jack, interconnecting cables, and allen key
  47. EMG BQC System 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob Vol - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Built specifically for EMG pickups, the BQC System works as a complete control system for bass guitars. It incorporates a pre-wired...
  48. EMG VMC Variable Mid Control

    $99.00
    1-Band: 1 Knob Mid/Mid Stack
    Control Configuration Mid/Mid Stack The VMC (Variable-Mid-Control) is perfect for dialing in just the tone you want. Using the cut to reduce the mids gives you that classic full bottom end with a snappy high end. By boosting...
  49. EMG BTC-HZ System 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $129.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack The BTC HZ System is intended for EMG-HZ passive pickups as well as other manufacturers passive pickups. The BTC HZ System comes supplied Volume, Blend, and...
  50. EMG BTC System 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $129.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack As a complete control system for 2 pickup basses the BTC includes an Active Bass control, a BTC control, and a Master Volume control. The Active Balance...
  51. EMG 25k Volume Potentiometer Audio Taper 6mm Split Shaft Solderless

    $18.00
    EMG 25k Solderless Volume Potentiometer
    25k Split-Shaft Volume Pot. Solderless short shaft.
  52. EMG STC-15 TRS 1/4'' to TRS 1/4'' 15' Stereo Cable

    $24.99
    Our STC (15ft) TRS 1/4'' to TRS 1/4'' balanced cables are made exclusively for EMG by Pro Co Sound. Musician's and audio engineers have relied on Pro Co Cables for nearly 40 years. Our STC cables have a lifetime warranty regardless of what happened...
  53. EMG X-Series ABCX Summing

    $79.00
    X-Series ABCX Active Balance Control
    The ABCX is an active EQ accessory that eliminates insertion loss and is designed to work with all our X series pickups that have an active tone pot. Insertion loss is a naturally occurring yet frustrating phenomenon that occurs most frequently with...
  54. EMG Wiring Conversion Kit for Jazz Bass

    $39.00
    ACCESSORY FOR EMG
    Leave that soldering iron on the shelf because with this conversion kit all the components that you'll need for a Jazz Set configuration installation are completely solderless. Package Includes: 2 Volume Pot Tone Pot Pickup...
  55. EMG EXB Active/Passive Pickup Inputs Control

    $79.00
    EXB Active/Passive Input Control
    Get the gain and knockout punch you're looking for in your bass with the EXB Control. The unconventional equalization design acts to simultaneously increase your low and high frequencies while decreasing mid-range. The result is a clarity and percussive...
  56. EMG Fluted Concentric Lower

    $9.00
    EMG Concentric Black Plastic Lower Knob
    EMG Concentric Black Plastic Lower knob. Inner Diamter 8mm.
  57. EMG fluted stacked concentric knob upper

    $9.00
    EMG Concentric Upper knob for EMG preamps and controls.
    EMG Fluted Black Plastic Concentric Knob found on stacked EMG Preamp Controls. Upper knob only.
  58. EMG Single Plastic Fluted Knob

    $9.00
    EMG Concentric Single knob for EMG preamps and controls.
    EMG single fluted knob. 6mm inner diameter.
  59. EMG Solderless Pickup Cable

    $6.00
    Solderless Pickup Cable for EMG pickups
    EMG Solderless Pickup Cable For replacement solderless applications or converting your existing EMG's with quick connect cable option to be solderless in conjunction with EMG preamps or controls 9" in Length Sold Individually
  60. EMG STC-20 TRS 1/4'' to TRS 1/4'' 20' Stereo Cable

    $29.99
    Our STC (20ft) TRS 1/4'' to TRS 1/4'' balanced cables are made exclusively for EMG by Pro Co Sound. Musician's and audio engineers have relied on Pro Co Cables for nearly 40 years. Our STC cables have a lifetime warranty regardless of what happened...
  61. EMG 35P4AX 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size X Series Pickup Alnico

    $109.00
    Magnet Type: A Resonant Frequency (KHz) 2.61 Output Voltage (Finger, Thumb) 2.00 Output Voltage (Thump) 8.50 Output Noise (60 Hz) -101 Output Impedance (Kohm) 2.0 Current@9V(Microamps) 80 Battery Life (Hours) 3000 MaximumSupply(VoltsDC) 27 Alnico...

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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