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EMG, Fender, Bartolini, etc?????

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Trykon300, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Trykon300


    Mar 6, 2012
    Gentlemen share some advice with me please. I am building a bass on a Jazz body and Pbass neck. I am needing some advice on which pickup system to use. I havnt bought a control panel yet either. EMG JVX series comes with a wiring harness system. I am considering them. I am also considering the Fender Custom Shop 60's pups with a jazz control panel with orange drop capacitor. The other consideration is Bartolini's with the Jazz control panels. You guys have more experience with this than I do. I am a pretty progressive player and do several techniques: finger style, slap, tapping, chording, etc.

    I have bolted the pBass neck on my pastorious signature just to test the sound, and loved the vintage sound. My concern with swapping the necks is that I dont want them to get loose over time with all the swapping. Id rather not swap, however I did love the sound!

    The JVX's require a battery, and truthfully I never use the actives on my Deluxe, and my fretless is passive only.
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Love EMG's, love the Fender high end pickups, too. There's good reasons to get both, but they don't really sound a lot alike. EMG's are cleaner and slightly more compressed and offer infinite tone tweaking, whereas the 60's CS pickups are, well, a little dirtier and less compressed, and they usually just let you turn treble down, although you can use an active preamp with them.

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