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Increased headroom with an organic and open tone.

The EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup features ceramic magnets coupled with short, squat coils and is powered by a newly designed preamp. The tone is endowed with high-end articulation, warmth, and incredible low-end punch, all with less noise and more signal. Countless pros use this EMG pickup because they find it has a natural presence, powerful lows, punchy midrange, and superior definition. The EMG P-X covers a wide sonic palette of classic and modern bass sounds. Give it a try and experience why the "X" factor is exciting players all around the world.

The complete replacement pickup set includes: EMG's exclusive solderless Quik-Connect system; solid shaft volume/active tone control set, output jack, battery clip set, adjustment screws.

EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set Features:

  • EMG's exclusive Solderless Quik-Connect system Includes:
    Split shaft volume/active tone control set
    Output jack
    Battery clip set
    Screws & springs




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  • EMG P-X/PA-X Active Bass Pickup Set

    As reviewed by Brian on 5/24/2011

    I purchased these pickups as replacements for my made in Mexico Fender Precision Bass. The directions are very clear and thorough. This set comes with almost everything you need to install the pickups in most situations. Pickups do not come with foam or springs to hold them up, I bought adhesive high density foam from the local hardware store and stuck it in the pickup cavity under each pickup. Read the directions carefully so that you understand the wiring and get everything plugged in properly. Take your time There are several wiring diagrams so make sure you choose the appropriate one for your guitar and pickup configuration. The EMG solder-less connect system made the whole process easier and less time-consuming. All the wires connect with plastic connectors and the colored diagram explains each step with illustration. *NOTE* If you are replacing standard pickups that have a ground running to the bridge remove it along with the original electronics. These EMG pickups are internally shielded and don't need a ground to the bridge. Making sure there are no stressed or severely bent areas of any wire is a good idea so everything fits snug but a little loosely. ***NOTE*** the control cavity in my MIM Precision was not large enough to accommodate the EMG universal terminal or the 9-volt battery (not sure if its like this for all fenders), so I had to carve out additional space in the cavity using a rotary tool with a cutting tip, using a finer tip to get the corners. After some careful carving I was able to make it all fit snugly. Hit it with compressed air and put the pick-guard back on and it was done. Aside from having to carve out the cavity it was an easy install. As far as the sound, I have EMGs in a few other basses so I am already familiar with and love the sound. They really sound terrific in my P bass. Tone is nicely enhanced and there is a lot more headroom..I've installed the P-X and the PA-X and both feature the newly designed pre-amp so the tone is great on both..the PA-X uses the alnico magnets which makes it my favorite P pickup set because they sound very warm and give it a more vintage-esque feel. There are videos on the EMG website where you can listen to the various P pickups, the videos do them no justice but you will get an idea of how great they sound. If you are looking to replace pickups in a Fender P or any P style bass these are the ones for the job. Awesome sound, superior design and craftsmanship, excellent value. Buy them!

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  • emg p-x awesome mod

    As reviewed by brandon campbell on 4/22/2011

    i bought this in January to upgrade my fender p bass mim. it was well worth the money it gives a crisp high and deep bottom best upgrade so far. well worth it but its hard to fit the battery in only problem.

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