swapping location. EMG pups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by WoodyH, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. WoodyH

    WoodyH

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    Bass has stock, EMG 35J "neck", EMG 35DC bridge. I want to buy an EMG 35P4 to swap out the Jazz neck pup, then put it in the bridge depending on the sound I want. They are installed with quick-connects. I'm wondering if all the EMG 35 series pups connect in the same place, and if I could swap them on rare occasion, without screwing up the connectors?. Having the option of a P, Jazz, and Humbucker, in whatever configuration you want sounds appealing.
     
  2. evermelon

    evermelon Previously srvlives4evr Supporting Member

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    Not ALL EMG 35 series pickups can be swapped in and out, but most can. The EMG 35J, 35P4, 35DC, 35CS, 35JCS and corresponding X-series models use a 3 pin connector and can be swapped one for another. The 35TW and 35TWX use a 7 pin connector. The 35HZ uses a 5 pin connector, but it is passive so don't even really need to worry about that one.
     
  3. WoodyH

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    Now that you mention it the 35 J, P4, and DC are a "soapbar" style, and the 35TW are like a "Music Man" humbucker size. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. JustForSport

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    Anyone know why there are 5 terminals on the 35hz, since it's not powered?
    Splittable, possibly?
     
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    evermelon Previously srvlives4evr Supporting Member

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    Yep. Each coil has seperate leads so you can do combinations of series or parallel or single. and the fifth is shielding lead..
     

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