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what EMG?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by nobles, Dec 23, 2004.


  1. nobles

    nobles

    Dec 5, 2004
    im making a new bass and dont know what pickups to use.. decided on active EMGs but cant decide what model... any help?
     
  2. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    What kind of sound do you want? Try reading EMg's own assessment of each of their active bass pups, the different construction used on each one changes the character of the tone. It all depends on what you're looking for.
     
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I second Ralphdaddy´s question..

    The character of the sound can be entirely different depending on what woods you are using.

    What kind of sound are you looking for? What do you want from it? What kind of music do you play?

    etc.etc.etc.
     
  4. nobles

    nobles

    Dec 5, 2004
    im looking for a warm sounding bass that is a moderately good all-rounder... a bit of slap etc.. types of music i play funk, soul etc it needs a warm tone
     
  5. Bassme

    Bassme

    Dec 26, 2004
    St-Louis
    a Fender Jazz bass should do the trick, but its not only the pickups that give the sound and tone ... the body, neck and pickups
     
  6. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    EMG JV series. I put them in my warwick and I'm not going back!
     
  7. nobles

    nobles

    Dec 5, 2004
    why the f**k would i want a fender??! man they r soo crap...
     
  8. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    :scowl:
     
  9. nobles

    nobles

    Dec 5, 2004
    oh come on you've got to admit they are middle of the range
     
  10. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    No, they are not (IMHO of course).

    There is a reason why the Fender P and J basses are the most recorded basses in history.

    I once disliked them intensly because of the way they looked. Then I went to a concert one night and I was blown away with the sound from a MIJ Jazz. I bought a MIA Jazz and I couldn´t be happier.
    Granted, Sadowskys are the Holy Grail for me, but my Fender does the job and then some.
     
  11. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    I prefer the DC series. Those are in the Spector Euro and USA basses. I love them.
     
  12. nobles

    nobles

    Dec 5, 2004
    i still dislike fender...
     
  13. pdusen

    pdusen

    Aug 18, 2004
    How many have you played?
     
  14. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    Who is this directed at?
     
  15. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Who would talk to you!? Go build me a bass! Hurry! :p

    (I think he's talking to the other dude, the one who needs his mouth washed out with soap)
     
  16. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    HA! I see how it is!:spit:

    I am workin on some stuff right now. Just got my wood to make neck blanks today :)
     
  17. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I hope it turns into another whorish masterpiece :) . Really though, I dug the stuff you did in the past.