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Nordstrand Pickups
 

NORDSTRAND BASS PICKUPS


J Bass - 4 String | 5 String

P Bass - 4 & 5 String

'51 Style P Bass - 4 String

P/J Sets - 4 String

MM - 4 String | 5 String

Dual Coils - 4, 5 & 6 String

Fat Stacks - 4, 5 & 6 String

Big Singles - 4, 5 & 6 String

Big Splits - 4, 5 & 6 String

Dual Blade Neo - 4,5, & 6-String




Nordstrand NJ4 Pickups
 

Nordstrand NJ4 - 4 String J Pickup Set


NJ4 Set - $155   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4 Bridge Only - $80   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4 Neck Only - $80   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4 Set - 70's Wind - $155   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4 Set - 70's Wind (7.25" R) - $155
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NJ4 Set - 5% Overwind on Bridge Pickup - $ 170
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Click here for bridge dimensions
Click here for neck dimensions


NJ4
This is a vintage single coil J style pickup made with 60's era correct Heavy Formar wire and Alnico V magnets. In winding these pickups we use a simulated hand wound pattern that lowers the resonant peak of the pickup resulting in a pleasing yet present high end. These pickups have a very even and full sound with that snap and grind associated with the classic basses of that time.
Includes black covers (exposed pole pieces).

Pickup length: Bridge = 3.725", Neck = 3.600"







Nordstrand NJ4S
 

Nordstrand NJ4SV/NJ4SE - 4 String J Pickup Set


NJ4SV Set - $230   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4SV Bridge - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]
NJ4SV Neck - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4SV Set (7.25" R)- $230   -   [ Add to cart ]

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NJ4SE Set - $230   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ4SE Bridge - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]
NJ4SE Neck - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]

Click here for bridge dimensions
Click here for neck dimensions


NJ4SV
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 pickups are known to have.
Includes black covers (exposed pole pieces).

NJ4SV Set (7.25" R)
Same as std NJ4SV set except that these are built for vintage instruments with a tight fingerboard radius of 7.25". Poles on A and D strings are raised to accomodate these basses.

NJ4SE
These are a split coil hum cancelling design. They use the same had wound pattern found on our NJ4's but with a finer wire called 43 gauge enamel. The natural character of this design is to have a more pronounced lower midrange, and a slightly muted high end. This makes them exceptionally suited to fingerstryle players that are going for a solo bridge pickup sound with good 'bark' and 'heft'. They are also totally hum cancelling, and great for commonly noisy live situations.
Includes black covers (exposed pole pieces).

Pickup length: Bridge = 3.725", Neck = 3.600"







Nordstrand NM4
 

Nordstrand NM4 - 4 String Mustang Replacement Bass Pickup


NM4 - $99   -   [ Add to cart ]


NPM4
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 amount of tone from this tiny pickup. You wonÍt believe the fat full tone that now flows from such a diminutive bass. It'll give your Mustang bass some new kick!

This all new pickup features:

  • Direct replacement size
  • Split coil hum-cancelling configuration for noise-free operation
  • Simulated hand wound pattern offers sweeter highs
  • Traditional Alnico V magnets
  • Angled pole piece arrangement maximizes coil size and tone
    - Does not include covers - use your existing covers

The NM4 is a drop in replacement for the reissue Mustang bass pickup.

Nordstrand will build this pickup to fit your model, but they require you to send them the covers from your instrument. There is no extra charge for this, but it typically takes 1-2 weeks from the time they receive the covers for them to build the coils.







Nordstrand NP4
 

Nordstrand NP4/NP5 - 4 and 5 String P Pickup


NP4 - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]

NP4v - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]

NP4 - Cover Only $6   -   [ Add to cart ]

NP5 - $125   -   [ Add to cart ]

Click here for dimensions


NP4/NP5
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.

NP4v

Vintage (shorter magnets) 4 string P-style pickup in cover (black)



NP5
Five String version of the NP4.

Both pickups are standard size.







Nordstrand NP5 for Fender
 

Nordstrand NP5 Pickup for Fender 5 String


NP5 (Fender 5 String) - $125   -   [ Add to cart ]


NP5 for Fender 5 String
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.

These pickups are made for Fender 5 string basses where the shells are not equal size. These pickups do not come with pickup shells







Nordstrand 51 Style P
 

Nordstrand '51 Style P


'51 Style NP4 Single Coil - $75   -   [ Add to cart ]

'51 Style NP4 Split-Coil - $115   -   [ Add to cart ]







Nordstrand NP4
Nordstrand NJ4S
 

Nordstrand NPJ4SE - 4 String P/J Pickup Set


NPJ4SE Set - $239   -   [ Add to cart ]

NPJ4SV Set - $239   -   [ Add to cart ]

NPJ4 Set - $200   -   [ Add to cart ]

Click here for P dimensions
Click here for Jazz Bridge dimensions


NPJ4SE
Combines the split coil, humcancelling bridge pickup from the NJ4SE set with the NP4.

NPJ4SV
Combines the split coil, humcancelling bridge pickup from the NJ4SV set with the NP4.

NPJ4
Combines the single coil bridge pickup from the NJ4 set with the NP4.







Nordstrand MM4.2 Pickups
 

Nordstrand MM4.2/MM4.3/MM4.4
- 4 String MM Pickup


MM 4.2 - $108   -   [ Add to cart ]

MM 4.3 - $140   -   [ Add to cart ]

MM 4.4 - $125   -   [ Add to cart ]

Click here for dimensions


MM4.2
This pickup is 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 MM4.2 is a two coil version that can be wired series, parallel, or single coil (split-able).

MM4.3
The MM4.3 will drop into a Music Man Sterling® or other 3 way switched installation, and features a dummy coil on the bottom for silent single coil mode. Like the MM4.2, the MM4.3 features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic early pre-Ernie Ball® tone - punchy, growly, and fat. Includes black pickup cover (exposed pole pieces).

*The MM4.3 is made as direct replacement on MusicMan basses with a tri coil only.

MM4.4
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, parallel... This pickup has all the bases covered.

Pickup length = 4.0", width = 1.895"







Nordstand Dual Coil Pickups
 

Nordstrand Dual Coil Soapbar Sets


DC 4 (Parallel) Set - $249
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DC 4 (Parallel) - Bridge Only - $125
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DC 4 (Parallel) - Neck Only - $125
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DC 4 (Series) Set - $249
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DC 4 (Series) Bridge Only - $125
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DC 4 (Series) Neck Only - $125
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DC 5 (Parallel) Set - $315
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DC 5 (Parallel) - Bridge Only - $157
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DC 5 (Parallel) - Neck Only - $157
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DC 5 (Parallel) Set - For Roscoe SKB5 $315
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DC 5 Set (Series) - $315
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DC 5 (Series) - Bridge Only - $157
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DC 5 (Series) - Neck Only - $157
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DC 6 (Parallel) Set - $403
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DC 6 (Parallel) - Bridge Only- $204
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DC 6 (Parallel) - Neck Only - $204
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DC 6 (Series) Set - $403
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DC 6 (Series) -Bridge Only - $204
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DC 6 (Series) - Neck Only - $204
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DC4, DC5, and DC6 Soapbars
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 hot and dark sounding if wireed in series. So, we put less wire on series dual coils than parallel dual coils.

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 generally are a better choice for a split-able installation as there will not be the gain loss associated with series style pickups.

These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini shapes:

4 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) BC Shape ) - 3.99" X 1.27"
Click here for DC4 dimensions

5 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P2 Shape) - 4.27" X 1.27"
Click here for DC5 dimensions

6 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P4 Shape) - 4.675" X 1.27"
Click here for DC6 dimensions


Standard string spacing for 4 and 5 string is 19mm, center to center, at the bridge.

Standard string spacing for 6 string is 18mm, center to center, at the bridge.

Nordstand Dual Coil Pickups
 

Nordstrand DC Soapbar Sets for Wood Covers


DC 4 Set (Series)- $249   -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 5 Set (Parallel) - $315   -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 5 Set (Parallel, Non-Exposed Poles) - $315
  -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 5 Set (Series, for 18.5mm Bridge Spacing,
Pickup Spacing: 67mm neck, 71mm bridge) -
$315   -   [ Add to cart ]



DC 6 Set (Parallel) - $403   -   [ Add to cart ]
DC 6 Set (Series) - $403   -   [ Add to cart ]


Nordstrand DC Pickups built for wood covers
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.

Nordstrand Dual Coil Soapbar Sets in EMG® Shapes


DC 4 Set - EMG®35 (Parallel)- $249   -   [ Add to cart ]
DC 4 Set - EMG®35 (Series)- $249   -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 4 Set - EMG®40 (Parallel)- $249   -   [ Add to cart ]
DC 4 Set - EMG®40 (Series)- $249   -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 5 Set - EMG®45 (Parallel) - $315   -   [ Add to cart ]
DC 5 Set - EMG®45 (Series) - $315   -   [ Add to cart ]

DC 5 Set - EMG®40 (Parallel) - $315   -   [ Add to cart ]

EMG® Shaped DC Soapbars
Sonically, these are the same as the above. They are built as a replacement for EMG®35, EMG®40, and EMG®45 Shapes.







Nordstand Dual Blade Pickups
 

Nordstrand Dual Blade Neo


Dual Blade Neo 4 Set - $198.00
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Dual Blade Neo 4 Neck Only - $99.00
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Dual Blade Neo 4 Bridge Only - $99.00
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Dual Blade Neo 5 Set - $214.45
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Dual Blade Neo 5 Neck Only - $107.95
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Dual Blade Neo 5 Bridge Only - $107.95
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Dual Blade Neo 6 Set - $238.00
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Dual Blade Neo 6 Bridge Only - $119.00
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Dual Blade Neo 6 Neck Only - $119.00
  -   [ Add to cart ]

Sound Sample



These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini shapes:

    Sensing Area for Pickups:

  • 4-string: 2.903"(73.7mm)
  • 5-string: 3.125"(79.4mm)
  • 6-string: 3.709"(94.2mm)
  • These pickups are recommended for 12-20" finger board radii.



4 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) BC Shape ) - 3.99" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 4 dimensions

5 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P2 Shape) - 4.27" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 5 dimensions

6 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P4 Shape) - 4.675" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 6 dimensions

Nordstand Big Singles Pickups
 

Nordstrand Big Split Soapbar Sets


Big Split 4 Set - $205
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Big Split 4 - Bridge Only - $103
[ Add to cart ]
Big Split 4 - Neck Only - $103
[ Add to cart ]

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Big Split 5 Set - $249
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Big Split 5 - Bridge Only - $125
[ Add to cart ]
Big Split 5 - Neck Only - $125
[ Add to cart ]

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Big Split 6 - Set - $295
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Big Split 6 - Bridge Only - $149
[ Add to cart ]
Big Split 6 - Neck Only - $149
[ Add to cart ]
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Big Split Soapbars
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 coil. This makes them some of the biggest sounding pickup available anywhere. Full fat bottom, solid thick mids, and clean clear highs, these pickups have it all.

These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini shapes:

4 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) BC Shape ) - 3.99" X 1.27"
Click here for Big Split 4 dimensions

5 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P2 Shape) - 4.27" X 1.27"
Click here for Big Split 5 dimensions

6 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P4 Shape) - 4.675" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 6 dimensions



Standard string spacing for 4 and 5 string is 19mm, center to center, at the bridge.

Standard string spacing for 6 string is 18mm, center to center, at the bridge







Nordstand Big Singles Pickups
 

Nordstrand Big Singles Soapbar Sets


Big Singles 4 Set $165
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Big Singles 4 - Bridge Only $84
[ Add to cart ]
Big Singles 4 - Neck Only $84
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Big Singles 5 Set $205
[ Add to cart ]

Big Singles 5 - Bridge Only $103
[ Add to cart ]
Big Singles 5 - Neck Only
$103
[ Add to cart ]

Big Singles 5 Set for Ibanez Bass
$205
[ Add to cart ]

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Big Singles 6 Set $260
[ Add to cart ]

Big Singles 6 - Bridge Only $132
[ Add to cart ]
Big Singles 6 - Neck Only $132
[ Add to cart ]


Big Singles Soapbars
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 ultimate pickup for the Jazz Bass® on steroids purist.

These pickups are available only in black plastic covers with exposed pole pieces.

These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini shapes:

4 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) BC Shape ) - 3.99" X 1.27"
Click here for BS 4 dimensions

5 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P2 Shape) - 4.27" X 1.27"
Click here for BS 5 dimensions

6 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P4 Shape) - 4.675" X 1.27"
Click here for BS 6 dimensions



Standard string spacing for 4 and 5 string is 19mm, center to center, at the bridge.

String spacing for 5 String Set for Ibanez is 16.5mm, center to center, at the bridge.

Standard string spacing 6 string is 18mm, center to center, at the bridge.








Nordstand Fat Stacks Pickups
 

Nordstrand Fat Stack Soapbar Sets


FS 4 Set - $205   -   [ Add to cart ]

FS 4 - Bridge Only - $105   -   [ Add to cart ]
FS 4 - Neck Only - $105   -   [ Add to cart ]

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FS 5 Set - $249   -   [ Add to cart ]

FS 5 - Bridge Only - $125   -   [ Add to cart ]
FS 5 - Neck Only - $125   -   [ Add to cart ]

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FS 6 Set - $295   -   [ Add to cart ]

FS 6 - Bridge Only - $149   -   [ Add to cart ]
FS 6 - Neck Only - $149   -   [ Add to cart ]


Fat Stacks
These are a proprietary Nordstrand design. The traditional bi-pole magnet layout was, literally, twisted in a new direction. By rotating the poles 45 degrees for each set, we have increased the size of the traditional J style coil by 50%, making is wider, or 'Fatter'. This results in a larger aperture, 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 with 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 preamp with 3 or more db of gain.

Standard string spacing for 4 and 5 string is 19mm, center to center, at the bridge.

Standard string spacing for 6 string is 18mm, center to center, at the bridge.

These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini shapes:

4 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) BC Shape ) - 3.99" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 4 dimensions

5 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P2 Shape) - 4.27" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 5 dimensions

6 String - (Similar to Bartolini (tm) P4 Shape) - 4.675" X 1.27"
Click here for FS 6 dimensions







Nordstrand NJ5 Pickups
 

Nordstrand NJ5/NJ5F/NJ5FS - 5 String J Sets


NJ5 Set - $189   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ5 Neck - $94   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ5 Bridge - $94   -   [ Add to cart ]
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NJ5S Set - $239   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ5S Bridge - $119   -   [ Add to cart ]
NJ5S Neck - $119   -   [ Add to cart ]
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NJ5F Set - $180   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ5F Neck - $90   -   [ Add to cart ]
NJ5F Bridge - $90   -   [ Add to cart ]
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NJ5FS Set - $239   -   [ Add to cart ]

NJ5FS Bridge - $120   -   [ Add to cart ]
NJ5FS Neck - $120   -   [ Add to cart ]
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NJ5 (12"Radius) Set - $229   -   [ Add to cart ]
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NJ5SE Set - $239   -   [ Add to cart ]


NJ5
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.

Pickup length: Bridge = 3.725", Neck = 3.725"
Click here for NJ5 dimensions

NJ5S
This is a split hum cancelling design. These pickups are designed to have a tone as close as possible to the single coil version. They will have a clean growl with the same interactive quality that all Nordstrands alnico pickups are known for. Includes black covers.

Pickup length: Bridge = 3.725", Neck = 3.725"
Click here for NJ5S dimensions

NJ5F
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 that makes Nordstrand's NJ4 pickups sound so good: Alnivo V magnets and Heavy Formvar 42 gauge wire wound in a simulated hand pattern. They have a nice growly bridge pickup tone, a big full neck pickup tone and a huge deep earth shaking tone with both pickups on. They will definitely make your bass sound better! These also fit Lakland® Joe Osborn 5 (US and Skyline versions). Includes black covers.

Pickup length: Bridge = 4.10", Neck = 3.965"
Click here for NJ5F Bridge dimensions
Click here for NJ5F Neck dimensions

NJ5SE
These are a split coil hum cancelling design. They use the same had wound pattern found on our NJ5's but with plain enamel. The natural character of this design is to have a more pronounced lower midrange, and a slightly muted high end. This makes them exceptionally suited to fingerstyle players that are going for a solo bridge pickup sound with good 'bark' and 'heft'. They are also totally hum cancelling, and great for commonly noisy live situations. Includes black covers (exposed pole pieces).

Pickup length: Bridge = 3.725", Neck = 3.725"
Click here for NJ5SE dimensions

NJ5FS
Hum-cancelling, Split coil version of NJ5F. Includes black covers.

Pickup length: Bridge = 4.10", Neck = 3.965"
Click here for NJ5FS Bridge dimensions
Click here for NJ5FS Neck dimensions







Nordstrand MM5.2 Pickup
 

Nordstrand MM5.2 - 5 String MM Pickup


MM5.2 (Music Man®)- $115   -   [ Add to cart ]
MM5.2 (Lakland®)- $115   -   [ Add to cart ]
MM5.2 (OLP®)- $115   -   [ Add to cart ]

MM 5.3 (Music Man®) $149   -   [ Add to cart ]
MM 5.3 (Lakland®) $149   -   [ Add to cart ]

MM 5.4 (Music Man®) $140   -   [ Add to cart ]
MM 5.4 (Lakland®) $140   -   [ Add to cart ]
MM 5.4 (OLP®) $140   -   [ Add to cart ]


MM5.2
A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.2, itself an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball&reg 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 coil pickup that can be wired series, parallel, or single coil (split-able). Includes black cover (exposed pole pieces).

MM5.3
The MM5.3 is the 5 string version of the MM4.3 and also utilizes a dummy coil on the bottom to achieve a silent single coil mode. Like the other pickups in this series, the MM5.3 features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic early pre-Ernie Ball® tone - punch, growly, and fat. Includes black cover (exposed pole pieces).

* The MM5.3 is made as direct replacement on MusicMan basses with a tri coil only.

MM5.4
Quad Coil!!!!

Music Man® replacement - for five string basses...the soap bar shape that has no 'ears' and narrow spacing. Pickup length = 4.415", width = 1.950"
Click here for Music Man dimensions

Lakland® replacement - for five string basses...has screw 'ears' and wide spacing. Pickup length = 4.10", width = 1.90"
Click here for Lakland dimensions

OLP® replacement - for five string basses...has screw 'ears' and narrow spacing...may also fit other basses with narrow spacing.
Click here for OLP dimensions