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The EMG JVX set-of-two pickups uses a mixture of old, new, and late-model design ideas and was developed to deliver the classic tone and look of the ...Read More

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The EMG JVX set-of-two pickups uses a mixture of old, new, and late-model design ideas and was developed to deliver the classic tone and look of the traditional Jazz Bass. It still maintains the "faded" attack of the offset pole pieces in combination with EMG's lowest-noise preamp. The EMG JVX bass pickup should appeal to the "retro" in you while the coil and electronic design will convince you that this is a replacement pickup to be considered seriously.

The EMG JVX bass pickup and other X-series pickups provide increased headroom, giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMGs are renowned for. The EMG JAX bass pickups are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.

EMG JVX bass pickup package includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System, a split shaft volume/tone control set, an output jack, a battery clip set, plus screws and springs.

A set of two bass pickups with a combo of vintage and new design ideas to deliver classic tone with modern preamp technology.


Appeal to the retro side of your bass' sound while taking advantage of modern design when you order today.

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EMGJVX Bass Pickup Set
 
4.8

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  • Improves sound (3)

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5.0

Excellent

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from Buffalo area

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    I put the jvx pickups in a custom built 32" scale jb style diy project. It had active ceramic magnet pickups. They sounded good for hard modern rock but not authentic for classic rock jazz and country and thats what we play. Installation went well. I read other reviews so knew to pay close attention to wiring diagram. One wire clips in different than others. I think the solder-less design is the best. I have soldered ground wires to the back of vol. and tone pots and hate heating them up worrying about damaging them. No worry here. I adjusted them evenly close to the strings about an eighth away. They sound perfect. Just the right amount of output maybe a little high. They ground to the battery so no need to ground to the bridge nice on a custom build. They are super quiet no more irritating hum at all. I Love the tone. Can cover any style with ease. They can even growl. My favorite bass sounds so much better I have been practicing a lot more. Glad I put them in.

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    5.0

    They just don't come any better than this!

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    from Florida

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fully range of sound/tone
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Battery room
    • Weird wiring thing

    Best Uses

    • EVERYTHING!

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    Me: 25 years on bass playing everything from dive bars to music festivals to opening acts for legendary artists.

    I put these a MIM Jazz that I got from and equipment trade with a friend. The sound of these pickups are unparalleled. I knew I would get a better tone just from the reviews and YouTube videos, but i never expected what I got! The highs are clear as a bell, the low are smooth and full, mid range cuts through the mix just the way you want, no "jazz buzz" at all.

    Bottom line, they made this MIM Jazz sound like a top of the line American deluxe.

    On the bad side, there is zero room for a 9v battery in a jazz compartment. When I first put it together I had to remove the base nut and lock washer from my 2 volume knobs to allow enough room to fit the 9v. So those 2 knobs were way to high and looked very awkward. So I purchased and battery box off ebay and routed out a spot on the backside of my Jazz. I know not every one can do that but I highly recommend you do it or find someone who can because the lack of space is a nightmare. Also, changing out the battery would eventually lead to broken wires because of the limited space and you having to push wires out of the way of the battery to reattach the plate.

    Also, during the wiring process, read the directions very carefully. There is one wire that has to be connected in the opposite manner as the rest and it is only notated in the diagram in very small text. I missed it the first time and had to take it all back apart to change that one wire. This was even more irritating when you consider the lack of 9v room I mentioned earlier.

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    5.0

    "Amazing"

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    from Bridgeport, CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Battery Fit

    Best Uses

    • Gigs
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    I put these jvx pickups in my fender mexican bass. All wires plugged in for easy install. Note - One wire on the tone needs to be well, upside down. The vol and tone knobs jacked all the way up for battery to fit. After that its play time.
    The tone is clear and bright, The tone control has many positions not just high, middle, low. I installed a kahler bridge with a wammy bar. Sustain is amazing. The band loved the sound. Cuts threw the mix without having amp wars with the guitar player. And most important, I can hear myself perfect. My mexican Jazz Bass now sounds better than many basses I have played. Customer service is the best.

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    4.0

    Jazz Bass Only?!?

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    My only grip as mentioned earlier is the length of the pickup leads. Had these had been just an inch longer they would have fit my bass.
    If you own a Fender Jazz Bass or very close clone with the same control cavity and distance from the pickups than this pickup set will work. NOTE: The lead provided from the pickups to the volume pots are made to fit exactly with that specific distance in mind. I also think that it would have been nice to have this pre-installed on a Fender Jazz Bass control plate.
    I must say the components included are top notch. Very solid connectors, pots and input jack.
    Had this pickup set had long enough leads to accomidate my bass the value would be comparable to that of Seymour Duncans active set. However, this set doesn't require soldering which is better for the novice DIYer to assemble.

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    5.0

    Awesome pickups!

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    These are now my favorite jazz pickups! They are completley silent and sound great live and in the studio! The install was also a breeze!
    The build quality is great!
    They are a bit expensive, but well worth it! You'll save $$ by being able to install them on your own!

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    5.0

    Great Pickups!

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    from Oklahoma

    Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

    After trying numorous pickups(Dp123's, basslines, fender, Nordy's) in my Fender Jazz, I have finally found the sound I was looking for. They are very open and have a very focused, tight bottom end and nice crisp highs with a classic growl from the bridge pickup. These pup's are dead quiet! They were very easy to install (outstanding directions)...the only issue was trying to get the battery to fit in the bass, but it does fit and everything works and sounds perfectly. IMO, These are by far the best sounding pickups I have ever heard. Great job EMG!

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