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PJ pickups for 5 string?


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Looking at adding PJ pickups to my 5 string custom bass.

I play in a function band so music from 60s-present day. I like having both pickups wide open most of the time and definitely prefer a more modern sound to vintage.

Only thing is I'd rather not have exposed poll pieces from an asthetics point of view. That probably limits my options but would much prefer it this way.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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I looked at this a while ago.

 

EMGs or Barts if you want covered PJ 5 string. There’s not many options, and depending on your string spacing it might be limited even with pole pieces.

 

FWIW I really rate the EMG X series. Loads of headroom and the P actually sounds like a good P pickup.

 

Nordstrand will make you a custom set if you want but it’s a bit spendy! 

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55 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

I looked at this a while ago.

 

EMGs or Barts if you want covered PJ 5 string. There’s not many options, and depending on your string spacing it might be limited even with pole pieces.

 

FWIW I really rate the EMG X series. Loads of headroom and the P actually sounds like a good P pickup.

 

Nordstrand will make you a custom set if you want but it’s a bit spendy! 

 

Thanks...Have you had enough experience with EMG/Barts to describe differences? 

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