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Replacing EMG's... is this possible?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by eupharies, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. eupharies

    eupharies

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    Can i replace to EMG HB's with a J + a P pickup.... without it looking a total mess..

    Or are there any p/j pickups which well... are the humbucker shape...

    Im after a different sound... the only option maybe would be to change the preamp...

    Any suggestions?? :)
  2. dax21

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    EMG has P and J pickups in humbucker housing, check their website. :)
  3. eupharies

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    :) just on it now infact!

    Although it said the EMG HB... is actually a precision style pickup.... how different would it be to well the EMG 35P4....

    Also how different would an emg P pickup sound to like another make P pickup?
  4. eupharies

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    how different would be p4 be to the hb?
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    Awesome thanks!

    I dont suppose you know which pickup is like the identical version of the EMG HB?

    it said on the website

    The HB has been replaced with the 35 Extended Series Bass Pickups as a production equivalent.

    But doesnt actually say which one...
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    You could always contact EMG.
  8. eupharies

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    :), i could your right, i just want different pickups, gutted they are a pain to replace!
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    It's the same pickup.

    EMG Ps have the two coils wired in parallel, so they are not as thick sounding as a stock P.
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    ahhhh ok cool, that explains alot! I loved how the P sounded on an old Jaguar bass i had, totally different to the HB, nowhere near as nice!
  11. eupharies

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    SGD are you based in the USA or the UK?
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    Just to add to the conversation.
    Nordstrand put their NJ (jazz) pickups in EMG covers for me. It was really cool how they customized it for me. It looks like they could fit a P pickup in that Emg cover too. Just call them.
    The guys are right there to answer the phone.
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    I'm in the US.
  14. SGD Lutherie

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    You can't fit either of those in a guitar humbucker (HB) size cover.

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