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GZR PJ

EMG along with legendary artist Geezer Butler have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started... >

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EMG along with legendary artist Geezer Butler have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG founder Rob Turner in 2011, looking to recreate the classic bass tones he had in Black Sabbath’s early days. As Geezer and Black Sabbath moved from studio to touring in 2013 the final component of getting the classic Geezer tone was in play - a passive pickup with a truly vintage tone an feel.
To recapture Geezer’s early Black Sabbath tone, it meant a new EMG vintage style passive P & PJ design with a few modern touches. The all solderless P set uses Alnico V pole pieces and custom wound coils for just the right amount of punch and grit. The J (PJ set) also uses Alnico 5 poles and features two custom wound split-coils. This eliminates the noise and hum usually associated with early 70’s bass pickups and allows for more power and volume than any other standard single coil J - creating a remarkable balance between the P and the J. The result is an unmistakable early Geezer Butler bass tone with deep, tight low end that you hear on tunes like “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” and “Paranoid,” just like 1970’s. “I never felt comfortable giving my name to any other pickups, but this time these have blown me away.” - Geezer Butler
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In the Box

Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

2 250k volume pot
1 250k tone pot
1 mono output jack
8 pair mounting screws
1 bridge ground connector
2 pickup cable
2 connect cables
1 output cable
1 bridge ground wire

GZR PJ

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Great value and quality sound

Peter /Reviewed 7/1/2016

I own a Squire P/J Bass. I was having problems with 60 cycle hum with the bridge pickup. I had my local Fender tech take a look at the bass and could not resolve the problem. These were the only P/J pickup kit that I found that I liked. First, the solderless install was great. Had to keep the stock 1/4" jack as the one supplied would not fit(only solder job). The pickups were drop in replacements. My only complaint is that the pots did not come with knobs and the foam for pickup height adjustment was not provided(used the foam from the stocks)
Going forward these sound great. They are a little hotter than the stock pickups, but with tone and volume adjustments you can dial in not only metal but rock and country. I run through a Behringer BXL 3000 combo with 7 band EQ which helps me adjust tonal qualities.
If you are looking for metal pickups these fit the bill. However don't discount them for other genres of music. Buy them and you will be satisfied.

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Best damn pups i have ever used.

alexander /Reviewed 6/26/2015

And thats just the bottom line.. EMG has hit a serious grand slam with these signature pups. 5 stars all around.

i personally run the geezer p/j set in my esp vintage 214 bass. the sound is unmistakable. i put this configuation up against a friend/fellow bass player's p- bass special, which is also a p/j configuration. The geezer's blew what the fender had installed in it. the output on this set is awesome. The versatility ranges anywhere to praise and worship music to more heavier material. although i am not a fan of anything "signature" but this system single-handedly changed my mind as far as pickups go , and speaking as an emg endorsed artist using this system, and geezer butler being a dominant influence on the way i play bass, it is a clear win-win for me

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Really Impressive

Scrizly /Reviewed 2/6/2015

I installed these in a late 80's Spector NS-2A, replacing the stock pickups, which were running through an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp. I left the EMG's completely passive, with the simple 3 control setup that comes in the box. I was immediately impressed with how open, natural, and *quiet* the GZRs were. As I began to experiment with blending the pickups and the tone control I was blown away by how many usable tones I could get out of this simple 3-control setup! From vintage rock growl, to smooth R&B duff, to modern jazz tones. It's really easy to dial in a great sound, and the pickups just feel very expressive. Amazing value!

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Sounds Amazing

Rick /Reviewed 1/2/2015

I installed it on a Fender Squier Body and a '74 Fender Precision neck... Wow...what a sound, I play my Fender Precision next to it.... The Squier blows them away... And amazingly affordable for the quality of sound you're going for...

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The best Bass pickups ever made.

The Spector Godfather /Reviewed 11/9/2014

I have always played EMG Active P/J pickups.
Have never been a fan of passive Pickups.
Until now, I installed these in my Spector Forte4 (with a short J) at the bridge.
I have them wired completely passive and I am loving the tone as much or maybe even more then my Spector NS-2’s.
The P pickup alone can give you a vintage P bass Rock Tone to a Motown Tone with one tweak of the tone knob. The J pickup alone is grinding and much more fuller then expected. Both of them together give you all the positives of passive pickups with none of the negatives of passive pickups.

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