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 I like turtles. 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

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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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 I like turtles. 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 I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Excellent :)
  13. maurilio

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

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

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