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Just put EMG 40DC and 40J in my Essex BG205

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Aug 8, 2003.


  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Sound is very clean, completely quiet. Review to follow when I get a chance to test drive it thoroughly.:bassist:
     
  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Played for about 1 hour today. The pups are really loud AND quiet! Great ballsy tone. It seems line the low B is more clearly defined.

    Can't wait to get on stage next week and really crank it up! :bassist: :cool:
     
  3. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    nice!....I put 2 40DCs in my BG205, with an EMG BTC onboard pre-amp also, at 18 volts (which I strongly recommend!).

    It's a totally new bass with this upgrade...no comparison to stock.

    FYI, I also put on a Scahller roller-bridge...it drops right in.


    peace

    BTB
     
  4. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Thanks Bruno.

    Yeah, I have heard that 18v makes a big diff. Next upgrade.

    I was looking at a Badass II, but it sounds like th Schaller is a better fit. Where'd you get yours? Did it help the low B?
     
  5. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    I bought the bridge used, but I believe it's sold on warmoth.com. Yes...the B string can be properly intonated now.

    good luck

    BTB
     
  6. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Got any pics?