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EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set Black

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The EMG JVX set-of-two pickups uses a mixture of old, new, and late-model design ideas and was developed to deliver the classic tone and look of the traditional Jazz Bass. It still maintains the "fade... 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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The EMG JVX set-of-two pickups uses a mixture of old, new, and late-model design ideas and was developed to deliver the classic tone and look of the traditional Jazz Bass. It still maintains the "faded" attack of the offset pole pieces in combination with EMG's lowest-noise preamp. The EMG JVX bass pickup should appeal to the "retro" in you while the coil and electronic design will convince you that this is a replacement pickup to be considered seriously.

The EMG JVX bass pickup and other X-series pickups provide increased headroom, giving the voicing an organic and open tone while still maintaining the clarity and response that EMGs are renowned for. The EMG JAX bass pickups are best described as bridging the gap between passive and active tone.

EMG JVX bass pickup package includes: EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System, a split shaft volume/tone control set, an output jack, a battery clip set, plus screws and springs.

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EMGJVX Bass Pickup Set
 
4.8

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4.0

Great sounding, but not a perfect fit for Jazz basses.

By Roger Gumbs

from Baltimore

Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

Ed Friedland has a great review of these pickups on Youtube, and it's one of the reasons why I purchased them. Documented in Ed's review is the difficulty in getting the electronics to fit in a Jazz bass's narrow control cavity. I can attest to this...it was extremely challenging. If you're not dealing with a tradition Jazz cavity, installation would be extremely simple because of EMG's quick connect(solderless) installation. The bass I installed them in was an American Standard Jazz bass, which I modified by adding a battery box, and side jack. Initially I kept it with the volume, volume, tone, and used a 3 hole plate from a '62 Reisse. When played through my Markbass CMD 102P it had a very nice crisp tone, with some punch, and a slight grittiness when digging in. The harmonics were also very nice. I can't say it had the thump that I get from the Dimarzio Model J pickups that I have in my other Jazz, but still a very nice and usable tone. Additionally, unlike a stock Fender/CTS tone pot, which has a tendency to muddy the sound, the EMG tone pot maintained clarity, albeit with the highs rolled off. With that being said, I decided to add a BTC Control (Bass & Treble EQ), while keeping the volume, volume, tone. This really did it for me...I love this bass. Pros: Nice crisp tone, vintage/traditional appearance, quick connect installation Cons: tight fit in traditional jazz cavity

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5.0

WOW!!!

By Billy Crum

from Greeneville, Tennessee

Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

Absolutely the best thing you could ever do to a bass.I had stock active pickups in my sqire jazz bass. These turned it into a beast. What a difference! You cannot go wrong if you purchase these pickups. They will make price bass sound a thousand dollars better.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STOP THINKING AND BUY THESE THINGS!

By seneca block

from Boston, MA

Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

I have tried many different brands of pickups and preamps, but I have come back to emg. I had Emg's in a Modulus and thought it was a little cold sounding,more likely due to the graphite neck, but then I took a chance on these jvx's in my MIJ jazz bass. IF you think these are going to sound "sterile" in your jazz bass, THEY WONT! They are so articulate,clear , warmer then and thought and sensitive to BOTH of your hands. They sound amazing when you slap and pop or use a finger style. What I like about them too is that double stops sound really clear and you hear chorded notes really well too. THese pickups dont get muddy like my stock pickups did. I have never written a review for gear before, but I liked these so much I felt the need to! Highly recommend these pickups, best I've used yet! Ps. the body cavity is crazy tight, but I some how managed to get the screws back on. Totally worth it!

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5.0

Amazing

By Cliff Car

from CT

Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

I put these jvx pickups in my fender mexican bass. All wires plugged in for easy install. Note - One wire on the tone needs to be well, upside down. The vol and tone knobs jacked all the way up for battery to fit. After that its play time. The tone is clear and bright, The tone control has many positions not just high, middle, low. I installed a kahler bridge with a wammy bar. Sustain is amazing. The band loved the sound. Cuts threw the mix without having amp wars with the guitar player. And most important, I can hear myself perfect. My mexican Jazz Bass now sounds better than many basses I have played.

 
5.0

New Tone in my Geddy Lee Jazz

By Lou

from Cleveland, OH

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Comments about EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set:

Installed these on my GL jazz bass. I acknowledge too the cavity is limited for this install (will likely rout out a section for the 9V). Still give them 5 stars for sound. First of all, the noise is completely gone, no more 60 cycle hum on the previous passive PU's. I've got the mid level tone up front and growl I've been looking for. No more muddy sound. Added a new set of Rotosound 66's to boot. I have a new tool for tone. Thanks EMG for a great product.

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