The original EMG PJ-Set was a staple of heavy metal bass giant Frank Bello’s legendary tone. A long-time EMG family member, he was one of the first artists to switch to X series pickups for the added headroom they provide. EMG began to experiment with different PJ combinations for Bello and the result was a pairing of epic proportions, the FB Signature Set. Loaded in a red housing, the PCSX paired with the LJAX gave him the ultimate tonal spectrum with the aesthetic he’d always wanted. The thundering chest-punch from the PCSX coupled with the articulate growl of the LJAX was the knockout combo.
The added X preamp gives both modes more headroom and touch response, bridging the gap between passive and active pickups. A push/pull volume (or tone) pot allows you to change from the rich clarity of a JCSX pickup sound to the fatness of the CSX humbucker.
Make sure to check the instructions for pickup measurements before purchasing to compare your existing pickups with EMG models.