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EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup Black 

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Natural presence, powerful lows, punchy midrange, and superior definition

The EMG-P is the bass pickup of choice since it was developed. The EMG-P pickup, like all the original EMG's, went through a redesign in 1979. The original "Embossed EMG Logo" model made everybody sit up and listen. The pre-'79 models are still used by players like Lee Sklar and Alphonso Johnson. More than a few have gravitated to the EMG-P for stage performance and studio recording. The EMG-P uses short, squat coils that have very little resistance and plenty of inductance. Because the coils are not in series like the passive types, there's about twice as much low end as a passive pickup. Ceramic magnets are used to add clarity. Countless pros use it because they find it has a natural presence, powerful lows, punchy midrange, and superior definition.

The EMG-P Precision bass pickup features hum-free noiseless operation with an even-timbred response. The P design was adapted for Ned Steinberger and became the EMG-SS (Steinberger Sound) used exclusively on the Steinberger Headless Bass. In order to make the composite bass sound more natural, EMG added steel poles for warmth and midrange. In addition to the standard EMG-P Pickup, the EMG-P5 and EMG-P6 are available for use in five and six string basses, respectively.

Package includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable, prewired solid shaft volume/tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, adjustment screws.


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EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup Specifications:

  • Logo Color: Silver
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 4.5
  • RMS Output Voltage: 1.0
  • Peak Output Voltage: 1.40
  • Output Noise (dBV): -90
  • Output Impedance (Kohm): 10
  • Current@ 9V (Microamps): 80
  • Battery Life (Hours): 3000
  • Maximum Supply (Volts DC): 27
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EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't go wrong

      By StanSki

      from Portage, WI

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      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

        I picked up a used Fender Squire P-Bass for $100 from a friend of a friend. The bass is in almost new condition. I swapped out the stock pick-ups with these EMGs and BLAMMO! The (now) $200 bass sounds like a million bucks. I have a '62 with the same setup. Both basses are identical in sound so I no longer have to risk my '62 on gigs if I don't want to. Installing these was a plug and play snap. Not a bit of soldering needed.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome pickups

        By Cajun Jeaux

        from Kansas CIty, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Very Simple To Install

        Cons

        • No complaints

        Best Uses

          Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

          love these pickups. I've had EMG pickups in my 1979 P-Bass since 1990. After 20+ years the pickups finally needed replacing. Ordered online, received the shipment in 3 days. The best sounding pickups out of all my basses. Monster sound, fat on the high end and big on the bottom. Easy to install. I'm a player, not big on technical electronics and I've installed these in less than 20 minutes. Thank you EMG and thanks Musician's Friend for having such a curtious staff when I've had to call in with questions!!!

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          5.0

          Great

          By Dino

          from Florence, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

            These Pickups makes even the cheepest bass sound good I have a squier Affinity Series P Bass I removed the electronics and replaced them with the EMG's Great Tone well worth every penny

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These are some rockin pickups

            By dave crazy bass

            from Buffalo, NY

            Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

            I bought these pickups and put them in my mexican fender P and they blew me away. They have a nice punch with clarity and a great tone.I have used them on stage and in the studio for recording and they have always performed flawlessly. As stated in previously in other reviews putting the battery in the control cavity does require some work but it is well worth it for the sound.I have had these in my bass for 16 years and will probably have to replace the bass before the pickups. I have only put a 4.5 for features as it would be nice to have a bass and treble control.All in all well worth the cost.

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            4.0

            EMG P-Bass Pick-Up

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

            Sounds good. Holds the sound of the oringal pick-up but with ALOT more headroom! I put it in an USA made Fender P Bass, be aware that getting a nine volt battery inside the control cavity can be a pain in the axx. The instructions recommend using 2 nine volt batteries wired in series. I got both of them in but not without having to router out the control cavity with a Dremel. But with that aside, it sounds good. Im used to active electronics in my basses. This is the first active pick-up I used. Overall Im happy with the purchase. I use a Ampeg 450 head and a 8x10 cabinet. The sound is loud clear and robust. The only downfall is with only your standered volume and one tone control your limited to the tone you get.If this was to quit working I would diffently get a replacement for it again. To bad they dont make a special 9-volt that is relly small. (lol) Dont forget your Dremel!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Add some high end sizzle to your P tone.

            By Todd-m7O6z

            from Boca Raton, FL

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            Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

            I bought these many years ago to upgrade the stock electronics in my Mexican P Bass. The sound difference was incredible. The new pickups gave me the actual ability to have a bit more highs in my tone. I've recently removed these pickups, and I'm routing the body to add a J cavity. The P/J setup will give me a bit more options. However, if you just want to add a new set of P pickups, EMG makes it easy. The only down side was trying to stuff a 9V battery in that little control cavity. These pickups are totally worth the price.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic P-bass pickup

            By meev992

            from Union City, CA

            Comments about EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup:

            These EMG's give you that "Hi-fi" aesthetic that often isn't available with most P pickups. Super hot output with a tone knob that can give you a lot of versatility. I bought these for my first bass and had them professionally installed. I still go to these EMG's because the sound these put out just can't be achieved by others (not saying that it's bad, but these are certainly different). I only give a 4.5 for overall because the output is too hot on the E string side and had to be lowered a great deal.If you're looking for a hi-fi sound or something different, give these a try, you won't be dissapointed. The battery last a great deal of time if you're careful, and it will give you all of the output that you need.

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