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ANY GOOD SOUNDING Passive "P&J" pups in a Humbucker Housing?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LowFreakuency, Apr 13, 2005.


  1. LowFreakuency

    LowFreakuency

    Feb 1, 2005
    I have avtive EMG CS's right now. I would love to be able capture the "P&J tones. Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
  2. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    I know EMG makes p and j style configurations of Humbucker housings. The 35J and 35P4.
     
  3. LowFreakuency

    LowFreakuency

    Feb 1, 2005
    I was told that I would really need to go with passives to really capture the true P&J sounds.
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Somebody in the Pickups forum will probably know. Moved.
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  6. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    I've never heard an EMG P & J combo in the humbucker housing. I know that if you're looking for true P&J tones you're gonna have to go passive. It's just a totally different characteristic going from active to passive. Especially since EMGs tend to be a bit bright.

    -Eric.