EMG pickups with effects....

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mmbongo, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I'll jump right to it...do you feel that EMG pickups work well with effects? Especially distortion/fuzz/overdrives.

    I love the sound of my Spector which has an EMG MMTW Music Man pickup, but I find that my other basses which use passive pickups with active preamps sound better when using effects. The EMG sounds rather sterile and lifeless when running through distortion. It's got me contemplating something I swore I'd never do....replace the EMG in my Spector.

    Just wondering if others have found similar results with EMG's.
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