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"EMG PJ set active pickups". What do they sound like?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by trackskinz, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. trackskinz


    Nov 1, 2011
    Found a frankenbass cheap on craigslist that says it has these.

    Any comments, or things I should look for or avoid?
  2. For what it's worth, that's what Victor Wooten uses.
  3. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    I bought a Carvin neck thru body on craigslist for cheap cheap that had space for a PJ. The EMG Actives were my choice. Don't regret it one bit. It's currently my go to bass.
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Best actives on the market IMHO, the only ones I like.
  5. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Very punchy
  6. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Lots of sound clips on YouTube that will give you a sense of the sound. I think they sound great. The bridge pickup is pretty thin by itself (that's where an onboard eq comes in handy) but it does a great job of balancing out the P-pickup when they're both on full.
  7. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
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