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EMG 35HZ vs Seymour Duncan STK-j1

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MilosJanic, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. MilosJanic


    Jan 7, 2013
    I want to add second pickup in bridge position into my p-bass for more tone versatility.
    Which one would you suggest EMG 35hz or Seymour Duncan STK-J1? I m on a limited budget so these 2 are the only ones I can afford. I would avoid SJB1 and SJB2, because I can't stand any hum noise. Can anyone describe what kind of tone each one of the pickups have? I m a noob regarding pickups.
    Thanks :D
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    skip 'em both!

    a dimarzio area J or ultra J will be way better for about the same money.
  3. MilosJanic


    Jan 7, 2013
    Thanks for the suggestion. But there is only one DiMarzio distributor in my country and I don't see any Area J or Ultra J on their site. I 'll contact them about ordering, and hoping the price would not be higher because of that.
    Anyway, if I couldn't get DiMarzio what is better option between the EMG and Duncan?
  4. MilosJanic


    Jan 7, 2013
    Can anyone describe the tone of this specific EMG's and compare them to these Duncan? Can't find any audio samples.