Is there anyone tested EMG J with CS, are they good together?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by airbass0, Jul 9, 2013.


  1. airbass0

    airbass0

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    I have a Schecter Stiletto Studio 6 and I modified it to active. It has EMG DC/CS (neck/bridge) now. I loved CS very very much at the bridge but it was too boomy at the neck. However I didn't like DC in either way it has too much bass and treble. It's very harsh also (even if I play metal most of the times I didn't like it much). So what can I do guys, I looked that EMG J can be a good choice it has really nice mids which I'm looking for and has less lows and trebles. However it's single coil and there can be some volume differences with the CS. Is there anyone tested this or can you give me another advice if this isn't a good, consistent way?
     
  2. tylerwylie

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    Look at the output levels, the J is way under the DC/CS. You should go X series and get the CSX and TWX :D
     
  3. airbass0

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    Wow, that sounds expensive :crying: I need a cheaper way I want to use my CS pickup which sounds great. There is no need to change it. Do CS(normal) and JX work together or I can use another pickup with similar character with EMG J which has a higher output level. Any advices?
     
  4. airbass0

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    By the way lots of bass guitars have double coil bridge and single coil neck pickups (like carvin lb series or some warwicks) Are they suffering from the volume difference? If they are, this shouldn't be a big problem. However if they are not suffering from any volume difference why EMG has this problem?
     
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  6. MontzterMash

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    Haven't tried a J and CS separately, but I do have JCS pickups (the X series), and they sound great. They might be about the same volume as a CS. Got mine at beatbassgear.com, who were very helpful with my questions and the order (was a special order at the time).
     
  7. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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    I'm just speaking from my experience, I ran a DCX and a JX for a while and the volume output was dramatically different, and I wasn't able to alleviate the difference by adjusting pickup heights. Given that the CSX is very close to the DCX in output, I'd imagine it'd be the same in this case.

    Also, X series just flat out own the old EMG's, especially on 6 strings too.
     

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