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EMG 40J in the neck and 40 DC in bridge vs 40J and 40J

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    What would be the tone differences in having a 40J neck and 40DC in the bridge

    vs a 40j in the neck and 40 j in the bridge
  2. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    Do you like the way a J pickup sounds in the bridge position? They've got a particular sort of a midrangy burp/honk that's been a classic part of a lot of music. By the same token, it's not a sound for everyone.

    The DC is going to be a bit less emphasized on the mids.. shading more toward (but not reaching of course) a stringray kinda vibe in bride position.

    What sound are you going for? That'll be the key.

    If I were dropping new EMGs into a 5er that needed pickups, I'd go 40P5 in the neck and 40DC at the bridge, but that's just me.

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