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Re: EMG Pick Ups or not?

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Posted by kevinlee ( on April 27, 2002 at 05:09:17:

In Reply to: EMG Pick Ups or not? posted by Tristan on April 27, 2002 at 03:34:51:

The EMG select pu's work well because they have a bar type magnet instead of four indavidual poles like standard p-bass pu's. This means you don't have to have the strings lined up exactly over each pole. They are active so you do need to use active type pots. I have a set of these I attach to the end of my finger board by velcro so it is removeable. I also have a little metal box underneath that houses the volume and tone pots. I prefer the sound of my k&K piezo pu but the EMG's work better if you need to get really loud.

Although they kind of sound like a giant p-bass, but that's not a bad sound just not really a traditional upright sound. They pack a lot of punch though.


: I need some Precision style pick ups for my bass. I have considered EMG, going on the old saying you get what you pay, and they're the most expensive I can get locally (I live in Australia, there's not many bassists over here). I have now been informed the EMG's come pre-wired with the potentiometers and everything included. I think this may be part of the reason they're more expensive, rather than the quality of the pick ups themselves. So my question is can I get a better pick-up for similar money? I don't mind if they cost a bit more, or if I have to wire them up because I'm an electrician by trade. Thanks for reading. Please respond.

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