EMG 35HZ vs Seymour Duncan STK-j1

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MilosJanic, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. MilosJanic

    MilosJanic

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    I want to add second pickup in bridge position into my p-bass for more tone versatility.
    Which one would you suggest EMG 35hz or Seymour Duncan STK-J1? I m on a limited budget so these 2 are the only ones I can afford. I would avoid SJB1 and SJB2, because I can't stand any hum noise. Can anyone describe what kind of tone each one of the pickups have? I m a noob regarding pickups.
    Thanks :D
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    skip 'em both!

    a dimarzio area J or ultra J will be way better for about the same money.
  3. MilosJanic

    MilosJanic

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    Thanks for the suggestion. But there is only one DiMarzio distributor in my country and I don't see any Area J or Ultra J on their site. I 'll contact them about ordering, and hoping the price would not be higher because of that.
    Anyway, if I couldn't get DiMarzio what is better option between the EMG and Duncan?
  4. MilosJanic

    MilosJanic

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    Can anyone describe the tone of this specific EMG's and compare them to these Duncan? Can't find any audio samples.

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