EMG 40TWX

EMG 40TWX Pickup f.5 string bass guitar, dual mode pickup, single coil und dualcoil in one housing, comes with Potentiometer, jack and batteryclip, max. string distance 79,37mm, housing 38x102mm, Colour: Black

Further Information

Active Pickup System Yes
Wiring Prewired
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

EMG 40TWX
40% bought this exact product
EMG 40TWX
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£84 Add to Basket
EMG 40DC
17% bought EMG 40DC £69
EMG 40DCX
13% bought EMG 40DCX £70
EMG 35TW-X
5% bought EMG 35TW-X £92
Seymour Duncan SSB-5 Set
5% bought Seymour Duncan SSB-5 Set £109
Our most popular Miscellaneous Pickups for Basses
1 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 /5
  • sound
  • quality
Total
sound
quality
Works great as an 8 string guitar humbucker/single coil
7/8 of the time, 22.11.2020
Once upon a time, the folks at EMG gave me a tip that the TW bass pickups make great guitar neck humbucker/single coil pickups. At the time, I got a 35TW for a 7 string, now I've added this 40TWX as the neck pickup with an 808x in the bridge, it's a great pairing, I'll be enjoying this pickup a lot!
Special note, using the solderless wiring system made it easier than normal BUT still required help... and Konstantinos from the Thomann guitar dept. was a great help. Outstanding customer service and technical knowledge.

This pickup is a TW, which means it has both a humbucker and a single coil inside the pickup, so this switches between them instead of "tapping" the pickup in half. The X part of the pickup means it has the newer preamp, for this model that makes a huge difference because the single coil and humbucker are nicely balanced with no difference in volume, only in sound.
The humbucker is full and rich on cleans, it can squeal and chunk in distortion mode and has a nice wide-open neck tone for leads. One note: the bass is very strong on the humbucker mode, I had to turn down the bass setting on my amp's clean channel. Not a bad thing, but worth knowing. The single coil is great as a reduced/denounced presence (in a good way) without getting quieter (like my old 35TW did before EMG's X preamp was available) and it gives the "slinky" sound that strats and teles are known for. This single coil sound is fantastic for clean and low distortion clarity, and sadly is absent on most factory built guitars with EMGs.
The installation of this pickup was quite easy, but only after I got the right diagrams from EMG and some extra parts (connecting wires & barrel jack) from Thomann, all of which took some time. I advise double and triple checking your guitar/bass from pickup to the input jack to know exactly what you'll need and how you'll install it. Call Thomann and EMG, they have all the answers and were super cool in helping me.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
EMG 40TWX
(1)
EMG 40TWX

EMG 40TWX Pickup f.5 string bass guitar, dual mode pickup, single coil und dualcoil in one housing, comes with Potentiometer, jack and batteryclip, max. string distance 79,37mm, housing 38x102mm,...

EMG 40DC
(35)
EMG 40DC

40DC pickup for electric bassWhile the colleagues in the guitar section are more conservative with comparatively active pickups, the bassists were always more open and eager to experiment. So the...

EMG 40DCX
(19)
EMG 40DCX

Pickup for 5-String Electric Bass Dual coil with 2 parallel coils, Magnet type: Ceramic, Wide magnetic field, For a deep and rich bass Includes EMG's exclusive solder-free installation system: ...

EMG 40HZ
(25)
EMG 40HZ

Pickup For 5-String E-Bass Soapbar, Passive, For string field to 79.4 mm, Ceramic and steel magnets, From high performance goose, High impedance, Dimensions: 102 x 38 mm, Colour: Black

£84
Excluding VAT; plus £8 shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Bass Pickups
Bass Pickups
E-bass pickups influence the sound of your bass decisively.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
11
(11)
Recently Viewed
Audient iD4 MKII

USB-C Audio Interface 24 bit / 44.1 - 96 kHz, ADC dynamic range: 121 dB, DAC dynamic range: 126 dB, @Class A Audient console microphone preamplifier, Mic Gain 58 dB,

Recently Viewed
Alesis Nitro Expansion Pack

Expansion set for Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit Consist of 1x 10" One-Zone Pad and 1x 08" ON zones Tom Pad, Includes necessary rack clips, cymbal holder, L-rods and cables

Recently Viewed
Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand

Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand, 1000 hardware series, gearless basket adjustment, double braced, stable rubber foots,

Recently Viewed
Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz

Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass; low Fuzz settings emulate Vintage Lo-Fi Distortion Sounds created by a Razor Blade applied to a Speaker Cone, a loose Tube or a faulty channel on a Recording…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo White

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation

iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation; mobile recording studio with lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours runtime); 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously; up to 8 tracks per project can be played back; recording format: 24-bit / 48 kHz; up to…

Recently Viewed
Endorphin.es Ground Control

Endorphin.es Ground Control; Eurorack module; performance sequencer; 24-pads keyboard for realtime programming; USB-B port and MIDI in/out for using external MIDI devices and DAW integration; 3 melodic tracks with CV/Gate outputs; 8 drum tracks with trigger outputs; 24 pattern per…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF; Viewfinder fits Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro; Viewfinder with internal proximity sensor, 4-piece glass diopter, built-in status info display and digital test chart; Video and power connections: via Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Universal Audio UAFX Astra Modulation Machine

Enforcement Pedal Stereo modulation, With chorus, flanger and tremolo effects, True or Buffered Bypass, Preset storable, Additional effects downloadable, Live / Preset mode, Dual processor UAFX Engine, 2 Inputs: 6.3 mm pawl (input 2 for stereo connection), 2 Outputs:…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo Black

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

Recently Viewed
Zoom PodTrak P4

Podcasting Recorder Four microphone inputs (XLR, P48V phantom power switchable), Four headphone outputs with individual volume controls (3.5mm stereo jack), Gain control and mute button per input, Mix minus function for automatic feedback suppression for incoming calls, Connection of…

Recently Viewed
Aputure Accent B7c

Aputure Accent B7c; smart 7W RGBWW LED bulb; uses the same colour mixing technology as the Nova P300c, covering the same colour temperature spectrum from 2000 to 10000 Kelvin; built-in Li-Po battery with a runtime of up to 70 minutes…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.