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EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set Black

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EMG Pickups, along with legendary artist Geezer Butler, have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG found... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

EMG Pickups, along with legendary artist Geezer Butler, have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG founder Rob Turner in 2011, looking to find the classic bass tone 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, the rigors of a world tour.

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 5 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 that both eliminate the noise and hum usually associated with early '70s bass pickups and allow for more power and volume than any other standard single-coil J, giving this set remarkable balance between the P & J. The result is unmistakable early Geezer Butler bass tone with deep, tight low end that you can hear on "Iron Man," "War Pigs" and "Paranoid." Said Geezer, "I never felt comfortable giving my name to any other pickups, but this time these have blown me away."

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EMG vintage-style passive P design
Uses Alnico 5 pole pieces and custom-wound coils
Provides punch and grit

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EMGGeezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Good quality (3)

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5.0

Major upgrade from stock MIM pickups!!!

By Linicks

from Wyoming

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set:

    The EMG Geezer Butler pickup set made a dramatic improvement in the sound of my standard Fender P-Bass. These are well worth the investment, and will turn a boring thud into something musical. I considered a number of alternative pickups from SeymourDuncan, Aguilar, Lindy Fralin, Fender, and others. The SPB-4 set would have been my second pick, but wanted to give these a try, and I'm happy I did. Once you get into this level of quality I'm not sure that you can loose, you just get something with a little different personality.

     
    5.0

    Sound great and easy to install

    By WesK

    from Philly Burbs, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

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    • Improves Sound

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        Comments about EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set:

        These solderless pick-ups are easy to install. I like that the package came with pots, so I did not have to order those separately. I think they sound great. This is my second set of EMG solderless pick-ups. I've used these as upgrades on my MIM basses.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely

        By todd

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set:

        Used these to build my new P bass. Comes with knobs and solderless wires. Super easy to install and the sound far surpasses a new top self bass.

         
        4.0

        Added some growl to my bass!

        By dukenukemz

        from Arleta, CA

        About Me Novice

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        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set:

          I got a Dean $200 bass. Wanted to upgrade rather buy another bass
          & try to find 1 that's comfortable. Gzr pickups added growl to the sound.
          Electronics actually work on my bass now. Awesome

           
          5.0

          just buy them!!!!

          By thumper

          from Aurora Co.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set:

            These are great sounding pups! I got the p/j set 1st for a squire and was blown away by how easy they were to install, any one could do it. But the sound(sounds) you can get, anything from Motown to Sabbeth to Pink! You can do it all and get any sound you want. I got a p bass set next for my fender and ya! same thing.....what ever sound you want. They cut through the mix great! The pots that come with them are smooth and I feel like I get better tone control also. I've used SD quarter pounders and the Steve Harris pickups, also the fender 62's. the EMGs sound sooo much better plus you get new pots!

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