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EMG MM5TW 40TW 40DC

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by joplin, Apr 18, 2009.


  1. joplin

    joplin

    Aug 31, 2008
    NYC
    Anyone care to try to explain the differences, or have recordings of these?

    I was looking at a couple different basses online and some have MM5TW, some have 40TW and some have 40DC. Just wondering what the sound differences between them are. I have heard the 40DC and like it but have not heard the MM5TW or 40TW.
     
  2. joplin

    joplin

    Aug 31, 2008
    NYC
    dang, I figured someone would have some experiences to share...
     
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    The TW has two separate pickups in one case, a 40-J and a 40-CS. This way you can switch between a Jazz tone and the CS humbucker.

    The DC is a humbucker with ceramic magnets as blades, so it has less inductance than the CS and has an edgier tone. It's supposed to sound like a MM Stingray pickup.

    The CS humbucker has steel blades and a warmer tone.
     

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