Jim Reilly Announces New Book on Rob Turner and EMG Pickups
Author Jim Reilly has announced another biography of a music industry titan. “Chasing Tone: How Rob Turner and EMG Revolutionized the Guitar’s Sound” examines the life and work of the pickup designer.
EMG Unveils Les Claypool Signature Pickups, Adds Finishes to Trujillo Signature Pickups
EMG has expanded their line of pickup sets with the Les Claypool “Pachyderm Gold” pickup. The company also updated Robert Trujillo’s Rip Tide J pickups with three new finishes. Check out Claypool’s and Trujillo’s announcement and two-bass jam.
EMG Unveils the Robert Trujillo “Rip Tide” Signature Pickup Set
EMG has expanded its lineup of signature bass pickups with the Robert Trujillo Signature “Rip Tide” Set. The Metallica bassist’s new pickups are described as a first with “stainless steel, black chrome caps to the world of the jazz bass.”
EMG Introduces Solderless J System Pickups
Swapping out your Jazz Bass pickups has just gotten a little easier. EMG’s new J System is a completely solderless setup that includes everything you need to drop a new set of their J pickups into your bass. The pickups come with a control plate that’s completely wired with a split shaft volume/tone control, an output jack, a battery clip...
EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets
EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few modern touches. The P set is all solderless and uses Alnico 5...
Gear Watch: EMG X Series Pickup Sets for Jazz Bass
EMG has released Jazz bass versions of their X series pickups: the JX, JAX, and JVX sets. The brand’s X-Series is made to provide increased headroom, giving the voicing an organic and open tone while keeping great clarity and response. EMG describes them as “bridging the gap between passive and active tone.” The JX retains the jazz bass tone while...