Quick question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Geezer Brown, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Will using 5 string EMG 40DC's on a 4 string bass majorly screw with my tone? I'm less than satisfied with its tone right now
  2. philly_28


    Dec 5, 2012
    EMGs have blade magnets, so there shouldn't be a problem with string spacing or the string sitting between the magnets.

    Therefore EMG 40DC's can absolutely be used on 4 string basses. It's been done before, by Ibanez for example. The BTB 700DX and the BTB 705DX both have EMG 40DC stock pickups, one being a 4 stringer, the other being a 5 stringer.