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EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set  Ivory 

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The EMG J-X active bass pickup set features ceramic magnets powered by a newly designed preamp. It has characteristic Jazz Bass tone, but due to EMG'...Click To Read More About This Product


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Offers increased headroom with an organic and open toner.

The EMG J-X active bass pickup set features ceramic magnets powered by a newly designed preamp. It has characteristic Jazz Bass tone, but due to EMG's custom radiused ceramic bar magnet, and the very low ratio of resistance to inductance, the tone has a modern, tight midrange punch, and superior dynamic high-end response-all with less noise and more signal. So whether you play fretted or fretless bass, playing live or in the studio, the EMG bass pickup gives you incredibly full sound. Give it a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting bass players all around the world.

The complete replacement pickup package includes EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect system; control set including 2 volume controls, master active tone control, output jack, battery clip, and adjustment screws.

  • EMG's exclusive Solderless Quik-Connect system Includes:
  • Split shaft volume/active tone control set
  • Output jack
  • Battery clip set
  • Screws & springs

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emgs in a made in mexico jazz bass

By reedorius123

from sarasota florida

Comments about EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

I bought the pickups a couple of days ago and immediately tried setting them up for my jazz bass and i was having a little bit of difficulty. one of the soderless wires didnt quite fit in the pickup but eventually i made it work. Also there was not enough room under the control plate so i had to route out the back of the body and use an old pickguard and the back of a wah pedal to fashion a battery clip. After the battery was in place i realized that i had the wrong type of output jack. I had a mono and needed a stereo jack. i drove down to radioshack and picked one up and plugged the guitar in. I immediatly heard a difference. i can get anywhere from ajaco pastorius sound to a growling sound easily just by tweaking the knobs on the bass. Im really happy with their performance so far and cant wait to test them at a gig.

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By PooF-Xumgb

from Memphis

Comments about EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

I installed these pickups in a mid 90's Ibanez TR 5-string and have been amazed. The bass played well but the sound always suffered. It had a passive setup that sounded like crap, with lots of humming and cracking. The bass now sounds amazing. Good punch and clean tone even on the B. A world of difference for anyone looking to upgrade a good instrument with passive electronics. Not a lick of noise when not playing. A set of these might be headed to my SR590, only in PJ format, to kill the noise on that sweet sounding piece of wood.

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A Step up from stock pickups

By Jbassist

from Newfields, NH

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Comments about EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

These emgs are overall a very good buy. You won't hear a completely different tone coming from your amp if you have jbass stock pickups, but they are definitely a whole different level of pickup. Fairly easy to install. The only trouble I had was fitting the battery in, but I made it work. Slapping is crisp and nice and fingerstyle and pick playing are nice and smooth. Highly recommended to anyone who has stock pickups and would like an upgrade.

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