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EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set  Black

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The PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set combines the EMG P-X and a versatile EMG LJ-X active bass pickups. The EMG P-X adds warmth, and incredible low end pu...Click To Read More About This Product


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Increased headroom with an organic and open tone.

The PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set combines the EMG P-X and a versatile EMG LJ-X active bass pickups. The EMG P-X adds warmth, and incredible low end punch, while the EMG LJ-X gives tight mid-range punch and dynamic high-end response for a well defined attack. Used separately, or in combination, these EMG pickups offer unsurpassed flexibility in bass tone, accommodating both new and traditional bass playing styles, and making your bass sound the way a bass should. The result is pure capability; the capacity to produce everything from tight slap funk to smooth Motown groove, all with a sound that will set you apart.

The replacement pickup package includes: EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect system; solid shaft volume/active tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, 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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EMGPJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set

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Easy to install.

By Toy

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Comments about PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

Good sound, but not the best volume and tone knob configuration..


Boost to sound and my performance

By Peter-TWOBlue

from Dubai

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


    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Excellent Replacement

    Comments about EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

    The set was easy to install. I have omitted the PU switch, implementing only the two volume controls and a tone control. It sounds fabulous in my Yamaha bass. I find it easy to vary and control my sound. Truly successful - and a boost to my performance


    Not your normal EMGs (great!)

    By Barry Anderson

    from Austin, Texas

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    • Improves Sound


    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

    Installation was NOT as easy as stated. I had to take it to a tech after I botched the wiring. Once I got it back...I was extremely happy with the power and tone of these pickups. I had these installed in an ESP LTD FB-204 (lower moddle Frank Bello signature), these PJ-Xs come in the upper end models of the Frank Bello model. The ESP standard pickups were pretty decent but I wanted to get as close to the FB204 as possible. These do not disappoint. As stated they do sound like hot, passive pickups with emphasis on low and high end (so a little scooped). Excellent with fingerstyle rock / punk. Very surprised by these as past EMGs I've played lacked character and sounded anemic/boring to me. These PJXs are a whole other EMG. Highly recommended.

    (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


    Bad experience

    By Rootboy Slim

    from Jacksonville, Florida

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    Comments about EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

    I bought these for my PJ Fender and never got them to work. I spoke with Rick at EMG and emailed him a picture of my wiring which he said was correct. He told me to send them directly to him and he would test them out. I took them to a guitar tech at GC and he told me he cringes when someone brings him a guitar with EMGs because the solderless system is a joke. He advised that I send them back which I did.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    X series

    By julian gallows

    from knoxville Tn

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    Comments about EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

    I love Emgs, but I'm a big fan of passives also. I am a firm believer that it depends on your application, ie. amp, guitar, stage, recording, etc. That being said, Three years ago I purchased a mexi jazz bass, enjoyed the sound, of the stock pups, but of course I am never satisfied. Knowing how big of a difference emgs, made in my six strings, I decided that was the way to go for bass also. Well I was wrong. They were extremely clear, and overly harsh. The lows, seemed overly compressed, and the highs were sharp as a razor, and the tone knob does very little after installation. A year later the emg x series is released, claiming to be more organic, so I put them into an ltd vintage 204, and this is what I think. They are definitely much more organic than the regular line, but I still find the highs too harsh,but they are actually controllable with the tone knob now, the lows don't seem to be nearly as compressed, but they still don't hit the sub harmonic lows, like my dimarzios, seymours, or delanos. I use this bass mainly for recording so they suit that need perfectly, but if your wanting a raw,vintage open sound with a lot of versatility then these probably are not for you, but if you want bright, tight, and cutting, then these are perfect!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Great bass pickups

    By Gary Stevens - GS Custom Guitars

    from Las Cruces, New Mexico

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    Comments about EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set:

    I am a professional guitar and bass builder. I have been using EMG pickups since 1989. I just installed this set into a bass with a hollow mahogany body, birch/mahogany neck and a Cocobolo fretboard. I wired them with two 9 volt batteries for 18 volts. As always, these pickups are wonderful; clear with lots of headroom. Great with efects. I am playing through Mesa Quad Preamp and Mesa 295 power amp.

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