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EMG Differences ??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by David-Adler, Mar 10, 2001.


  1. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    I´m thinking about getting EMGs and I can take only one, the 40DC or the 40CS. What are the differences... and mainly: Wich one has more growl ?

    David
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    From the EMG webpages (www.emginc.com):

    "The DC dual coil features side-by-side coils that widen the magnetic aperture delivering a deep, full low end with slightly accentuated midrange.

    The CS dual coil adds a steel bar positioned above the ceramic magnets. This combo gives full, broad response with added warmth, while retaining a crisp, defined high end."

    ...growl? I don't know. I haven't played any EMG's except the passive HZ's! :(
     
  3. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Ah, as a user of EMG DC 45's and 40's, I can help some. I did try out the CS ones, they're very nice, but I found that the standard DC's seemed to cut through in a band situation a bit nicer, and still delivered good warmth, punch, and the ever-elusive growl you are searching for. I just couldn't justify the difference in price, myself.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You should consider the 40 J's. I put a set in a Warmoth 5 I built w/an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp & it growls like a tiger in heat!!!! I aslo have 2 Spectors & a G&L L-5500 w/DC pickups & the 40 J's have the sound I think you're looking for.

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  5. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Doesn`t 40J stand for 40Jazz ???

    I want a rock pickup, with growl, and a hard tone, thats all, so I considered EMG and the CS - Top of the line.

    BTW: The US Spectors use CS

    David
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses