Nordstrand DC5 5 String Parallel Wind Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

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Parallel Dual Coil 5 Bridge

This is a modern design dual coil humbucking pickup.

Pickups like these are usually found on very high end basses. They use Alnico V magnets and the traditional bi-pole layout with two poles per string. It’s almost like two Jazz Bass® stlye pickups in one cover.

These pickups are available in two different versions.

One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other in series.

The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too hot and dark sounding if wires in series. So, we put less wire on a series dual coil than a parallel dual coil.

In general, a pickup wired in series will have a fuller and fatter midrange with a subdued high end than a pickup wired in parallel, which will typically have more highs and a deeper low end with a cleaner midrange. Series pickups also have more output than parallel pickups. Parallel pickups are generally a better choice for a split-able installation, as there will not be the gain loss associated with series pickups.

Also available with Alnico III magnets & for wood covers

Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend Alnico III for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and Alnico V is great for a modern slap type thing or an R & B sound.

Wood cover models are built to fit into wood covers . Nordstrand does not supply wood covers with their pickups. These will have to be built for the pickup.

Please Note:

Choosing all standard options ensures a quicker delivery time. Custom options require extra time for delivery. If you have any questions regarding lead times or custom options please contact us at or (877) 839-3531 10AM - 7PM EST Monday - Friday.

Available in Bartolini® P2, EMG 40®, & EMG 45® sizes


    Bartolini® P2

  • Length = 4.27"(108.46mm) Width = 1.27"(32.26mm)
  • EMG 40®

  • Length = 4.02"(102.11mm) Width = 1.51"(38.35mm)
  • EMG 45®

  • Length = 4.52"(114.81mm)Width = 1.51"(38.35mm)

Custom Spacing is available

Use the following article to determine what custom spacing option is best suited for your bass

Calculating Bridge Spacing

Please Note:Nordstrand supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.

Click Here for Pickup Screws.


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