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EMG EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup Black

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The EMG-45DC Dual Coil Bass Pickup employs parallel placed coils (ceramic loaded) to produce a deep low end, and yet maintain clarity. All of the DC ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The EMG-45DC Dual Coil Bass Pickup employs parallel placed coils (ceramic loaded) to produce a deep low end, and yet maintain clarity. All of the DC Models are beefy, brilliant, and have more than enough output. The DC also uses the ultra low-noise preamp designed for the EMG-JV model. EMG recommends an 18 Volt supply for extended head room. This replacement pickup for bass guitar uses a 45 Extended housing that is 4.5 inches (115mm).

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

  • Logo Color: Silver
  • Resonant Frequency (KHz): 4.3
  • RMS Output Voltage: 1.4
  • Peak Output Voltage: 2.0
  • Output Noise (dBV): -115
  • Output Impedance (Kohm): 2
  • Current@ 9V (Microamps): 220
  • Battery Life (Hours): 1200
  • Maximum Supply (Volts DC): 27

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Night and Day...

By PhysiBassist

from Virginia Beach, VA

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Comments about EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup:

I bought a Schecter Stiletto Studio-6 string bass which came with EMG-HZ pickups. The HZs are are actually designed for passive basses, and as a result I always thought the tone was thin, weak, etc. I heard about 45DCs, and when I recently upgraded my other equipment I decided to give these a shot.The difference was NIGHT AND DAY, and nothing less. These pickups have turned my bass into one of the best sounding basses I have ever heard, which surpassed my wildest expectations. I really could not believe my ears when I plugged into my amp, the tone was nothing short of phenomenal. Buying these may be (value-wise) the best investment I've ever made in my tone.If your bass sounds weak, thin, or just puny, put these in it. You will hang on to that bass for a LOT longer, that I promise.

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By Kevin Penny

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Comments about EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup:

Look, there really isn't much to compliement this product with. It sounded nice when they worked.
Let me tell you about my set-up:
A ESP-206 with the EMG -45DCX in the neck position and a TW (split-coil) in the bridge spot.

However, I had gotten them for my brithday back in February 2011 (it is now almost 2012) and while they took something like four weeks to get to me, I figured, it'll be totally worth it.

Turns out that, no, they were not and are not.
The first problem was getting them hooked up. The diagrams were nuts, but I finllly got it all done thanks to a local dealer's help.

(First Problem-EMG's Fault)
Scratchy/Poppy Volume Pot. If you give me a split-coil pot, you should probably make sure that it is extra frictionless. Nope! It would pop extrememly loudly when I would switch. It was also very scratchy, even after cleaning it. This isn't the pickup it's self's problem, but it's a potential problem with EMG. had to buy a new one.

(Second Problem-Wiring Fault)
Poppy/Signal-Cutting Jack. So solderless sounds like a good idea on paper, and I wished it hadn't even existed there. The two or three wires that conected to them jack weren't tight enough, so while being plugged into that same afforementioned 1000 sub at 0+- gain (Possibly 400-700 watts), my bass would be very quiet, and then POP, scare the crap out of the entire ensemble that I played with. I had to clamp them down.

(Third Problem-PIckups Fault)
NO HEADROOM! If I have a pickup that descibes its self as having more headroom to it than the normal pickup, when I hook it up, I don't want to hear a bassless, distorted, quiet signal. Even through amixing board througha 1000 watt subwoofer, I couldn't get enough bass for the least bass driven kind of music. The mids and highs were awful. They were, when not distorted, were a pile of garbage noise.
After having that problem for something like 4 months, I learned that you need more batteries to power these. After I got that working, the pickups would cut out randomly, and still weren't very loud.

(Fourth and Final Problem-EMG'/Pickup Fault)
I can't imagine why you would make a pickup system that wouldn't include a three pot EQ system. Typing seems more logical that they would not, however, that means you have to pay more money just to re-wire the already terrible system. Not worth it.

Relly, unless you have time and money to fix these up when you get them... not worth it at all.
Stock pickups sound bettter,.



By Roger

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Comments about EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup:

I never knew what I was missing before I had these installed in my ESP 6 string bass. Took the instrument to a new level.

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