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Nordstrand pickups have become one of the most well respected manufacturers of pickups for bass in the world. Their forward thinking approach and unique signature designs allow you the player to have a wide variety of options to create your own unique and satisfying tone.

Their pickups are built on a vintage paradigm. They are not what one would consider a modern hi-fi approach that commonly utilize closed cover, or strictly rail/blade build approach. Each pickup is handwand on their machines, built with a removable cover with most models utilizing Alnico V magnets, and most are built with exposed pole piece construction and built with spacing to satisfy most instruments. They are also able to custom manufacture pickups in spacing to suit your desires on your own custom build.

They offer the basic 3 commonly known styles of pickups for Jazz Bass, P-bass and MusicMan basses, but also have sizes in Bartolini BC, P2, P4, and EMG sizes in EMG 35, 40, and 45.

The standard offerings of the common pickups include those for 4 and 5-Strings in Single Coil and Split-Coils for Jazz Bass and P-bass and Dual, Quad-Coil, and even the O.E Tri-Coil for MusicMan basses.

They also have their own signature line that utilize the Bartolini and EMG shapes and include the massive Big Single, muscular Big Split, complex Dual Coil, unique Fat Stack, and even a new design for those that prefer a rail/blade approach with the Dual Blade Neo models. These pickups are built in 4, 5, and 6-String configurations and can be custom spaced depending on the model for your build.

Nordstrand pickups can be found on such high end boutique builders including Sadowsky, Valenti, Roscoe, Modulus, Brubaker, Clement, Mayones, Mike Lull, Jerome Little, Overwater, New York Bass Works, SEI, Stambaugh, Wilkins, and Tino Tedesco. You can also find Nordstrand electronics on O.E manufacturers models from Ibanez, and Warwick as well.

  1. Nordstrand MM5.4 OLP 5 String DL5(MusicMan Xtend) Size Quad Coil Pickup

    $148.00
    Quad Coil A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.4, itself an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball pickup. It features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic punchy, growly, and inherently fat tone. The...
  2. Nordstrand NM4 4 String Mustang Size Split Coil Pickup

    $80.00
    Do you have a Mustang bass languishing in a closet because of flat and uninspiring tone? Nordstrand Pickups' new NM4 4 string Mustang replacement bass pickup uses our proprietary angled pole piece technology to deliver the largest coil and maximum...
  3. Nordstrand NJ5 5 String Jazz L Size Single Coil Bridge Pickup

    $100.00
    Five string single coil pickups in the same style as the NJ4. Featuring Alnico V magnets and the same winding pattern as the four, these are very fat sounding with plenty of growl and bark. Includes black covers. Dimensions Length...
  4. Nordstrand NJ5 5 String Jazz L Size Single Coil Neck Pickup

    $100.00
    Five string single coil pickups in the same style as the NJ4. Featuring Alnico V magnets and the same winding pattern as the four, these are very fat sounding with plenty of growl and bark. Includes black covers. Dimensions Length...
  5. Nordstrand NJ5FS 5 String Jazz AS S Size Split Coil Neck Pickup

    $127.00
    Hum-cancelling, Split coil version of NJ5F. Includes black covers. These are Fender Jazz 5™ replacement pickups. They will fit into your existing covers and make your 5 string Fender™ come to life. They are based on the same formula...
  6. Nordstrand MM5.4 Ernie Ball 5 String MV(Ernie Ball MM) Size Quad Coil Pickup

    $148.00
    The MM5.4 is the 5 string version of the MM4.4 and is split in similar fashion, except that it has a 2 string coil (B and E) and a 3 string coil (A, D and G). The pickup can be split and remain hum cancelling in any configuration. Front coil, rear...
  7. Nordstrand 7.25" Radius NJ4SV 4 String Jazz L Size Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $115.00
    These are a split coil hum cancelling design. This pickup is designed to have a tone as close as possible to the NJ4 single coils. They have a similar clarity and bottom and have a good clean growl with the same interactive quality that all our alnico...
  8. Nordstrand 7.25" Radius NJ4SV 4 String Jazz S Size Split Coil Neck Pickup

    $115.00
    These are a split coil hum cancelling design. This pickup is designed to have a tone as close as possible to the NJ4 single coils. They have a similar clarity and bottom and have a good clean growl with the same interactive quality that all our alnico...
  9. Nordstrand '51 Tele P 4 String 51 Precision Size Single Coil Pickup

    $78.00
    This is a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous pickups in the world. It will give a very big and full tone with the slightly hollow grind that the originals are known for. Dimensions Length = 2.88"(73.1mm) Width = 0.768"(19.5mm) ...
  10. Nordstrand DC5 5 String M5(EMG 45) Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  11. Nordstrand DC5 Roscoe 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  12. Nordstrand DC6 6 String P4 Size Series Wind For Wood Cover Dual Coil Set

    $403.00
    These pickups have been built in such a way that they can be used with wood covers. The poles protrude more from the bobbin fibers for use with wood shells. These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired...
  13. Nordstrand DC5 5 String M4(EMG 40) Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  14. Nordstrand MM5.2 Lakland 5 String DL5(MusicMan Xtend) Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $121.00
    A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.2, itself an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball pickup. It features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic punchy, growly, and inherently fat tone. The MM5.2 is a dual...
  15. Nordstrand MM5.2 OLP 5 String DL5(MusicMan Xtend) Size Dual Coil Pickup

    $121.00
    A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.2, itself an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball pickup. It features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic punchy, growly, and inherently fat tone. The MM5.2 is a dual...
  16. Nordstrand Big Split 5 String P2 Size Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $131.00
    Humcancelling version of the Big Single. Very muscular tone in a soapbar shell. The Big Split offers single coil tone in hum cancelling pickups. They have a wide aperture with our angled magnet alignment and they have a lot of wire on a large...
  17. Nordstrand Big Split 5 String P2 Size Split Coil Neck Pickup

    $131.00
    Humcancelling version of the Big Single. Very muscular tone in a soapbar shell. The Big Split offers single coil tone in hum cancelling pickups. They have a wide aperture with our angled magnet alignment and they have a lot of wire on a large...
  18. Nordstrand DC6 6 String P4 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $215.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  19. Nordstrand DC6 6 String P4 Size Series Wind Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $215.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  20. Nordstrand DC4 4 String BC Size Series Wind Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $131.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  21. Nordstrand DC6 6 String P4 Size Parallel Wind For Wood Cover Dual Coil Set

    $425.00
    These pickups have been built in such a way that they can be used with wood covers. The poles protrude more from the bobbin fibers for use with wood shells. These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired...
  22. Nordstrand Split '51 Tele P 4 String 51 Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $123.00
    Split-Coil.This is a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous pickups in the world. It will give a very big and full tone with the slightly hollow grind that the originals are known for. Includes black covers (exposed pole pieces). Dimensions ...
  23. Nordstrand MM4.4 4 String MusicMan Size Quad Coil Pickup

    $131.00
    The MM4.4 is the pickup to use if you want all the switching options with humcancelling. Each row of magnets is actually 2 coils (2 magnets each), so the pickup can be split and remain hum cancelling in any configuration. Front coil, rear coil, series,...
  24. Nordstrand DC5 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $164.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  25. Nordstrand DC5 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $164.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  26. Nordstrand DC5 5 String P2 Size Series Wind Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $164.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  27. Nordstrand DC5 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind For Wood Cover Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  28. Nordstrand NP4V 4 String Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $123.00
    This is a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous pickups in the world. It will give a very big and full tone with the slightly hollow grind that the original's are known for. Dimensions Length = 2.25"(57mm) Width = 1.10"(28mm)...
  29. Nordstrand Big Single 4 String BC Size Single Coil Bridge Pickup

    $88.00
    These pickups are all about huge, full, loud, aggressive single coil tone. They use the same magnet layout as the Fat Stack, and the resultatly big coil is about as much single coil pickup that can be packaged in a soap-bar cover. This is the...
  30. Nordstrand Big Single 6 String P4 Size Single Coil Neck Pickup

    $140.00
    These pickups are all about huge, full, loud, aggressive single coil tone. They use the same magnet layout as the Fat Stack, and the resultatly big coil is about as much single coil pickup that can be packaged in a soap-bar cover. This is the...