Blackouts Bass Soapbar high-output active bass pickups ( ASB-BO-5S ) were designed to make getting an aggressive bass tone simple.
Instead of having to EQ a lesser pickup into submission, we voiced the Blackouts with big bass tone in mind. We went all-in on this one, with a huge dynamic range, thunderous lows, and crisp highs that deliver forceful raw energy, all focused into a super-responsive soapbar. The 5-string version extends those qualities to handle even more boom.
They are a direct replacement for the EMG 40.
Many players combine the Blackouts Bass Soapbar with a Blackouts 2-band tone circuit (STC-2C-BO or STC-2S-BO)