Sweeping harmonic overtones and clarity, the EMG-J has a full bodied sound that adds new dimensions to your bass playing. Whether you play fretted or fretless bass, you'll get incredible sound yet retain that traditional tone. The original Fender Jazz Bass* pickup is a long, tall, thin pickup. That's why it has such a distinctive tone. The winding length of the coil is about 6 inches per turn resulting in a pickup that has a high DC resistance compared to its inductance. Its aperture is small for long wavelengths so there's less low frequency punch and an accentuated mid-range howl.
The EMG-J Pickups on the other hand, have a very low ratio of resistance to inductance that increases the low frequency response yet the EMG-J still maintains the narrow aperture for that typical Jazz Bass tone. Instead of the side by side Pole pieces the EMG-J uses a single-pole crescent shaped magnetic field to complement the radiused fingerboard. The result is a balanced output across the strings, and a linear attack from note to note. In addition to its standard four string capability, the EMG-J allows adaptation to use five strings.
Recommended maximum overall string width, however, is 2.75 inches (70 mm). The EMG-J comes complete with a prewired harness including dual volume controls, master tone control, output jack, battery clip and pickup adjustment screws. Also available as a separate unit is the EMG-LJ, which is the longer of the two pickups in the EMG-J Set and is usually located in the bridge position.
Package Includes: EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cables (2), prewired control set including 2 volume controls, master tone control, output jack, battery clip, and adjustment screws.