Does EMG make a split-coil pu like the Lakland?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Roscoe East, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

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    Sort of a follow-up/corollary to my earlier post about What Pickup(s) To Use With An EMG BTC Preamp? from a couple weeks ago:

    Does EMG make a dual-coil* pickup that allows you to use the front & back coils independently, as if they were two separate pickups? Like the bridge pickup in a Lakland, where you can select the front coil, rear coil, or both? And then wire it to a standard Blend control as if they were separate neck & bridge pickups? Am I making sense? :confused:

    *-- or, I guess I really want a quad-coil, so it would be humbucking in every mode, right? --

    Thanks.


    edit: Or, does anyone else make a pickup like I'm describing (with the caveat that it would be connected to an EMG BTC preamp)?
     
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    when you say like lakland's, do you mean the musicman style pickups?
     
  3. tylerwylie

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    They have a few different TW/TWX shapes that allow you to select dual or single coil, but you can't select which coil to be activated in single coil mode.
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Yeah EMG does not make a pickup that can work like that.

    If you want hum cancelling in all positions, you do need a quad coil pickup like a Bartolini which is what Lakland used before they started making their own.

    You should be able to wire each coil to a blend knob, I don't see why not but I don't know for sure. Warwick Fortress and Pro-M basses are wired that way.
     
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  6. Roscoe East

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    Yeah, the big humbucker (sic) they use in the bridge position of their 55-94 and 55-02 models.


    Eh, bummer.


    Hmm, guess I'll check out Barts. Thanks!
     
  7. mmbongo

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  8. JustForSport

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    EMG 40P is a split coil (like a p or reverse P inside) for 5 strings.
    They also have 35P and 45P for 4 or 6 strings
     
  9. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    Nordstrand has the MM5.4
     
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    I forgot about Nordy!
     
  11. Roscoe East

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    I checked w/ the guys at BestBassGear and they confirmed that a Bartolini MV52CBJD Quad-Coil pickup will do exactly what I'm looking for. So no more excuses now, time to get on w/ the Warmoth project that I've been procrastinating on for a couple years now! :hyper:
     
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Excellent :)
     
  13. maurilio

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    Sounds like fun
    Yeah the MVs are the only quad Bart (not custom) humcan in sc
     

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