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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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  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 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...
  6. 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...
  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 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...

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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