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40TWX

Inside the EMG 40TWX are two independent pickups: a single coil and a humbucker, with the X Series preamp for increased dynamic response and clarity. The single-coil mode is our... >

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Inside the EMG 40TWX are two independent pickups: a single coil and a humbucker, with the X Series preamp for increased dynamic response and clarity. The single-coil mode is our JCSX pickup built with ceramic magnets and steel pole pieces for a rich, warm tone. The humbucker mode is our popular CSX (ceramic steel) dual-coil for a big, aggressive sound with a pronounced mid-range. The added X preamp gives both modes more headroom and touch response, bridging the gap between passive and active pickups. A push/pull volume (or tone) pot allows you to change from the rich clarity of a JCSX pickup sound to the fatness of the CSX humbucker. This five string bass pickup uses a 40 Extended housing that is 4 inches (102mm).

When using two of TWX Pickups in the same instrument it is not recommended that our BT or BQ Systems be used. Each pickup requires a push/pull pot for switching from single coil to humbucker, so the balance control included with the system canÂ’'t be installed. If you want to use the balance control, consider switching single/dual coil outputs with a DPDT toggle switch(s) instead.
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Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 25k active tone pot (VLPF)
1 push/pull pot
1 battery bus
1 stereo output jack
1 pair mounting screws
1 pickup cable
2 connect cables
1 output cable
1 battery cable

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Just what the doctor ordered!

Brent /Reviewed 1/11/2017

I bought one to fit in to my cheapo Ibanez GSR105. This was the perfect upgrade and the sound is fantastic. At the first rehearsal with them I really got how they responded to different styles from plectrum, thumb and fingers to playing near the neck to picking at the bridge. They responded to all the harmonic variations. The simple controls for my single pickup bass are awesome! That I can have a humbucker and single coil in one soapbar is incredible. The only real challenge for me was remembering to put the barrel jack nut on the wires before feeding them through the body and soldering them to the jack. I had to undo my solder twice because I didn't think through the logistics well enough. Might be a good idea to mock up your installation before soldering anything. Other wise the instructions for the different possible configurations and the mostly solderless design was really a breeze. Thanks EMG!

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Great Pickups

Rob /Reviewed 3/15/2014

I bought 2 of these for my Ibanez sr505 and they have been great. They have great sound in both modes and very even switching. I have install the BQS system with them and it was fairly simple to get it all working. This was a great upgrade from my stock pickups that were very quiet.

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