Q-turners vs emgs

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DangaDanga, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. DangaDanga


    Mar 26, 2014
    Does any one have a good comparison to emg dcs to q-turners? I played a modulus with emgs and loved them but am curious of experiences with q-turner soapbars. I’m doing a new project and want to put soapbars into a graphite neck bass. I like modern aggressive to funk feel. I’m trying to play more cyberpunk to heavy synth wave music. I also have a bass with neo mms and a darkgrass pre so I’m trying to change up on pups and possibly to a emg pre.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  2. fast slapper

    fast slapper Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    Q-tuner's all the way. EMG's sound nice....until you try Q-tuner's. Big open clear sound, very dynamic. Great starting point for sound shaping downstream.
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  3. Gfkfloyd


    Sep 30, 2017
    I've been considering swapping the original EMGs out of my Steinberger for the Q-Tuners after hearing a set at the local guitar show. Has anyone else compared the 2 pickups?
  4. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    Haven’t compared, but I remember reading that some people find EMGs edgier and more aggressive than Q-Tuners (and other modern sidewinder pickups). The resonant peak is much higher in the treble range with Q-tuner, where our ears don’t perceive it well, which makes it sound more flat.

    I’m not sure which model EMGs people compared, and it may have been the first generation of Q-Tuners they compared them to...
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