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EMG BTC versus ToneStyler?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Zooberwerx, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I should have asked this before posting a "WTB" in the classifieds...

    I have a single passive pickup 5 banger that I feel would benefit from the addition of some tone-shaping upgrade. Luckily, this particular bass has a control cavity that will accommodate swap-out of the passive tone control and inclusion of a 9 v battery...but not much else. IOW, I really don't feel like trying to squeeze a full-blown 4 knob EQ harness into this rascal. Two of the more attractive options are the active EMG BTC (active single stacked knob treble / bass) and the passive ToneStyler. Both are in the same league price-wise so that is a non-issue.

    Please feel free to share your opinions...there are no right or wrong answers as I feel anything would be an improvement. Thanks!

  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
    I had a passive P-Bass that I had modded to add J pup in the bridge position. Installed EMG's at first with the included tone knob and then I decided I needed more and swapped it out with a BTC. Big difference. I really liked it! I have since sold it (to fund G.A.S.) but the new owner is extremely happy!
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  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    BTC definitely. Just my HO...

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