Fat Stack 5 Neck
These are a proprietary Nordstrand design.
The traditional bi-pole magnet layout was, literally, twisted in a new direction. By rotating the pole 45 degrees for each set we have increased the size of the traditional J style coil by 50%, making it wider, or “fatter”. This results in a larger aperature, which captures more harmonic content from the string, resulting in a “fatter” tone.
These pickups have a tone reminiscent of a J style single coil, but they are bigger and bolder. Full range and a present but pleasant high end response. These pickups have a great deal of midrange detail and fullness. Due to the naturally lower output of this design, these pickups can sometimes benefit from a pre-amp with 3 or more db of gain.
These pickups are shipped with three conductor wire for a split-able installation. When the third lead is shorted to ground only the top coil will remain active for a louder, more aggressive and mean version of the fat tone these pickups deliver (albeit with 60 cycle noise that single coils inherently possess). Think of it as a turbo charger for tone!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 839-3531 10AM - 7PM EST Monday - Friday.
Available in Bartolini® P2, EMG 40®, & EMG 45® sizes
- Length = 4.27"(108.46mm) Width = 1.27"(32.26mm)
- Length = 4.02"(102.11mm) Width = 1.51"(38.35mm)
- 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
Please Note:Nordstrand supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.
By Tonemannz from on 1/17/2014
Great support from Nordstrand through their forum too!
Add an Aguilar or Nordstrand preamp to really kick butt!