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 bass pickups have enjoyed great popularity for many years.

The EMG 40DC is a double spooler for 5-string basses. Due to the wide magnetic field, it has a very good bass response. Like all EMGs, it features an audible amplification of the mids, which fits very well with more modern soundscapes and helps every bass to be more assertive in the band context, especially with the often critical low H string.

  • 2 parallel coils
  • Wider magnetic field
  • Rich bass
  • Slightly raised centers
  • Maximum string spacing: 79.37 mm
  • Colour: black
  • Includes EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect™ cable, prewired solid shaft volume / tone control set, output jack, battery clip set and adjustment screws

Further Information

Active Pickup System Yes
Wiring 3-Conductor
Colour Black

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If you are upgrading your PUPs, certainly choose 40DC
First of all, if you are deliberating between active & passive pickups, there is little doubt on most of the Bass forums that the consensus is overwhelmingly in favour of Active EMGs. Even if you don't have a battery recess in your bass, the 9V battery can easily be accommodated inside a standard tone pot cavity. I did this with my Peavey Grind 5 string, simply purchased a plastic 9V battery holder from Ebay, then epoxied it to the inside of Tone pot cavity cover.
Its firmly in place and does not interfere with the pots.
But the sound... its fantastic. Replacing the indifferent pickups in the Peavey with a pair of 40DC's was the best upgrade I ever made, the range of tones, clarity, sensitivity and quietness, you can't really beat these, without spending 300 or more Euros on boutique electronics..
I play metal, doom and technical death varieties, the low end growl I get now is priceless! Also, the solderless electroncs system and pot set is just another reason I love these pickups! Its all included and was a joy to set them up. Only one thing! They require weird US sized nobs, the two tiered, `Babel' style - single barrel nobs wont fit -
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  • Active Pickup System: Yes
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