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  • Pickup Type:
    Precision Bass, two halves, humbucker
    Magnet:
    Ceramic... I believe
    Active or Passive:
    Active
    Price:
    33 bucks used... right here on Talk Bass!
    Other Specs:
    See manufacturers website, it is a GREAT source of information!
    Red Lion 4-19-16 2.jpg

Recent User Reviews

  1. LHbassist
    5/5,
    "EMG Original P-bass Pickup"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - A DEAD QUIET, killer sounding, Hi- fidelity Precision bass replacement pickup that leaves me wanting for nothing any of my passive bass pickups have.
    Cons - If you decide that you want to try this pickup- You will need to ROUT a battery space in vintage basses- DON'T DO THAT... in later basses with a 'Mexican style' continuous rout from the pickup cavity, you probably wont need to do that. Mine is a 2006 Japanese made Fender, and it's lefty. So, I'm never selling it. No one will know I routed it until I'm long gone.
    I do NOT like having to unplug the jack in between sets, and after I'm using it. But, I'm kinda used to that with my main fives.
    Wow... what to say... I have one of my own custom made five strings equipped with two EMG 40 J's, the full BQS system, a PA-2 preamp booster, and 18v power.
    There is absolutely NO shielding whatsoever in the cavities, and it's the quietest bass I own!
    I really wanted to try an EMG P-bass pickup in one of my basses. Even though I have been moving away from active pickups in my new builds... This experiment has amazed me. The output of this pickup is beyond strong. I had a bit of trouble dialing it in on a gig switching to a passive jazz bass! The fidelity and extended upper frequency response of it actually makes the treble cut tone control usable! I like it so much, I bought another one!

User Comments

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  1. ROBERT LEFTY
    LIKE THE LEFTY BASSES!
      LHbassist likes this.
    1. LHbassist
      Glad you do.. gee.. from your name, I would have guessed that you would! lol!
      I have more. A lot more.
      LHbassist, Jul 17, 2016