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EMG Geezer Butler Precision Pickup Set

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EMG-GZR-P

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EMG Pickups along with legendary artist Geezer Butler have collaborated to develop the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass sets. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player started working with EMG founder Rob Turner in 2011 looking to find the classic bass tone he had in Black Sabbaths early days. As Geezer and Black Sabbath moved from studio to touring in 2013 the final component of getting the classic Geezer tone was in play, the rigors of a world tour.

To recapture Geezers early Black Sabbath tone, it meant a new EMG vintage style passive P & PJ design with a few modern touches. The all solderless P set uses Alnico 5 pole pieces and custom wound coils for just the right amount of punch and grit. The J (PJ set) also uses Alnico 5 poles and features two custom wound split-coils that both eliminate the noise and hum usually associated with early 70s bass pickups and allow for more power and volume than any other standard single coil J giving this set remarkable balance between the P & J. The result is unmistakable early Geezer Butler bass tone with deep, tight low end that you can hear on Iron Man, War Pigs, and Paranoid just like 1970s. Said Geezer, I never felt comfortable giving my name to any other pickups, but this time these have blown me away.

Best passive p bass pickup2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
This is a sweet sounding pickup no mater what kind of music you play. Nice even punchy mids and the low end is boomy but very focused. Super sweet best p bass sound I've heard. I put one of these in my American p bass with out any hesitation and it took me less than 20min. Very cool pickup and any sample on YouTube do not do them justice.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2018
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Totally Revitalised my P4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Have a MIM P bass that feels amazing but the PUp's were lifeless and dull. After reading about the EMG Geezer I decided to give them a try. Easy to install and WOW! This Bass is now a TONE MONSTER and my number one player. Aggressive but warm tone that totally cuts through with the band.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2015
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PJ set is amazing5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Own the PJ set. Easy install with solderess kit, includes all you need except wrench and knobs, as included pots are solid shaft, so knobs will need set screw. Packaging and pickups are beautifully made. Sound is very mid forward without losing bottom, and top is controllable with useful tone knob. Not EMG at all (they're fully passive), but more like a vintage set with an aggressive edge. They're on a modified J bass.
Posted by Graham on Jul 23, 2014
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