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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMG35P4 AND 35P4CS

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Schecter_4_life, Nov 24, 2013.


  1. Schecter_4_life

    Schecter_4_life

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    Hello just like the title says I bought a 35p4cs and can't find any info on it. What is the difference between it and the 35p4? The EMG site doesn't sell the 35p4cs so is this a discontinued pickup?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I do not know, but EMG customer service is pretty great, so if you don't get an answer here, call or email them tomorrow.
     
  3. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

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    The difference is that the 35 models uses a ceramic bar magnet. The CS designation usually means a steel bar with a ceramic loading magnet which sounds warmer with more inductance so it has a more muted high-frequency response. However, I cannot see that there is a 35P4CS currently made. I did a google search and found an ebay listing that just ended Nov 19, 2013 with a $40 high bid. I think it was a misprint on the model number. The seller did not provide pictures of the bottom of the pickup which said what the model number actually was; so we have to go by his listing description. However, one person selling something on ebay does not mean the said pickup actually exists. I cannot find enough google search entries to even verify that EMG ever made or sold one of these pickups with the model number 35P4CS; but anything is possible I guess.

    My guess is that this pickup doesn't exist. When you get it it will likely say it is a 35CS or 35JCS on the bottom. Please if I am wrong update this thread.
     
  4. DistortedBass

    DistortedBass Supporting Member

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    The CS is more subtle, traditional sounding. Definitely smoother than the normal P4. The 35P4 is more aggressive. The classic EMG tone.
     
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  6. Schecter_4_life

    Schecter_4_life

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    joelb79 I'm actually the one that one it and on the bottom of the pickup it is a 35P4CS so it must be a discontinued pickup. Probably similar to the 35JCS where it has both steel and ceramic inside.
     
  7. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

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    Precisely. EMG knows what they make, but those model codes are confusing since its not a current product and there isnt a manual online for it.

    I would suspect its like we both deduct, P coils with Ceramic/Steel magnets.
     

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