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FS: EMG J5 5 String Pickups

Discussion in 'For Sale: Accessories' started by joelb79, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. joelb79

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    EMG J Set 5 string pickups. Used since July in my 5 string Fender Jazz bass. Purchased here on Talkbass, I had to purchase new pickup leads to make the set work. Included are all the parts, pots and new pickup wires. I do not have the box they came in. These are long short lengths made to fit USA and MIM Fender 5 string basses. The bridge pickup is 4.1" and the Neck is 3.9" long.

    $100 shipped

    Pictures soon; they are currently installed in a bass that I actively gig with and in excellent shape w/o scratches or marks and look minty fresh.
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    Joel - what happened? Last I looked in, your long quest for a perfect J-5 had settled on the EMGs... I'm recalling 'sonic chameleon' ... ?

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    I have bills to pay; and the 5 string bass is going to go bye-bye beacause of how I had to purchase it. I did not have the cash for the 5 string so it went on a credit card. Well, the gig I bought the bass for was not paying me enough money to make the credit card bill. On top of that I am days away from having no cellphones which means no gigs will be coming in anymore because I wont be in contact with the world. Plus, My cars are both broken down and so Its impossilbe to get to gigs. I am a father of two and I am homeless living with my mother right now.. I cannot afford to pay off my past due bills from my old house that I was evicted from by the county treasurer.

    So I am selling all my bass gear to better my life. I will be working a job at fast food because it pays more than playing gigs anyways.. and I will be on welfare as soon as my application is processed. I am sick of living a life of indigency because I play bass guitar. I doesnt matter how good I am, how many people think I am good. I dont care. I am not enjoying playing anymore when I cannot enjoy the basics of my life because money is the issue. I would rather be fed, and have a roof over my head that I pay out of my own pocket for than play bass guitar.

    I know in a few years when my college education grant pays off and my hard work ends up putting a degree in computer programming in my hands that I will be able to afford a Skjold, Warmoth, you name it..

    But for now... I have hard decisions to make which require me to sacrifice things I enjoy for the ones I love.

    So yes they are great- but they are not needed in my life. $100-200 would change my life right now.. EMG pickups are not life-changing for me with everything i spoke about above hanging over my head.
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    What he said, Pics?
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    Pictures of the top are easier to come by; but taking the pickups out will have to wait until tomorrow. I have a person who has offered to purchase them on Friday; if that deal falls through expect pictures of the pickups following with a bump.
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    And they are sold; thanks for the interest everybody.

    The bass they were in should be listed soon; MIM Fender Standard Jazz V 5+1 2010 model, black/white pickguard, rosewood.
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