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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 NJ5 Set 70's Wind

    $189.00
    Five string single coil pickups in the same style as the NJ4. Featuring Alnico V magnets and the same winding pattern as the four. This pickup is available with an alternative "70's wind"featuring enamel wire and have less winds than the 60's...
  2. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic BC Size Template

    $9.00
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini BC, Nordstrand 4 String BC Soapbar pickups, and others *Please Note: The...
  3. Nordstrand NJ4 70's wind neck

    $82.00
    This is a vintage single coil J style pickup made with 60's era correct Heavy Formar wire and Alnico V magnets. This pickup is available with an alternative "70's wind"featuring enamel wire and have less winds than the 60's version. this results...
  4. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 5 String M5(EMG 45) Size Single Coil Set

    $198.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  5. Nordstrand Big Single 4 String BC Size Alnico III Single Coil Set

    $173.00
    Big Single 4 Set Single Coil Bass Pickup These pickups are all about huge, full, loud, aggressive single coil tone. They use the same magnet layout as the fat stack, and the resultantly big coil is about as much single coil...
  6. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String BC Size 70's Wind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  7. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size 70's Wind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  8. Nordstrand Big Single 4 String BC Size Single Coil Set

    $173.00
    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...
  9. Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Jazz L/S Size Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    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...
  10. Nordstrand Big Blade 4 String BC Size Single Coil Set

    $183.00
    Big Blade is a result of the pursuit of a continuous sensing blade style pickup whose tone brings with it the huge, rich, and powerful characteristics so well established by our famous Big Singles. The sound is a bit more modern and aggressive,...
  11. Nordstrand Big Blade 4 String M3 (EMG 35) Size Single Coil Set

    $183.00
    Big Blade is a result of the pursuit of a continuous sensing blade style pickup whose tone brings with it the huge, rich, and powerful characteristics so well established by our famous Big Singles. The sound is a bit more modern and aggressive,...
  12. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  13. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size 70's Wind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  14. Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Jazz L/S Size Alnico III Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    NJ4 Pickup Set Single Coil 4 String Jazz Style Bass Pickup This is a vintage single coil j style pickup made with 60
  15. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String BC Size Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  16. Nordstrand 7.25" Radius NJ4 4 String Jazz L/S Size 70's Wind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    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...
  17. Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Jazz L/S Size 70's Wind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    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...
  18. Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Jazz L/S Size 5% Overwind Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    This set has the bridge wound 5% over with the neck pickup standard wound.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...
  19. Nordstrand Jazz Bar 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Single Coil Set

    $164.00
    Jazz Bar Pickups Presenting the Jazz Bar pickup line from Nordstrand. The new Jazz Bar provides all the standards of the J style pickups in the most popular soapbar shapes. Now you can install that sought after rich and engaging...
  20. Nordstrand NPJ4SV 4 String P/J Size Split Coil Set

    $252.00
    Combines the split coil, humcancelling bridge pickup from the NJ4SV set with the NP4. 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...
  21. Nordstrand NJ4SE 4 String Jazz L/S Size Split Coil Set

    $240.00
    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...
  22. Nordstrand DC4 4 String BC Size Series Wind Dual Coil Set

    $260.00
    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...
  23. Nordstrand DC4 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Series Wind Dual Coil Set

    $260.00
    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...
  24. Nordstrand DC4 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $260.00
    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 NPJ4 4 String P/J Size Set

    $211.00
    NJ4-Bridge Pickup. 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...
  26. Nordstrand NJ4SV 4 String Jazz L/S Size Split Coil Set

    $240.00
    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...
  27. Nordstrand Dual Blade Neo 4 String BC Size Dual Coil Set

    $197.00
    This is a modern design dual blade humbucking pickup. It features four neomagnets paired with three steel blades. This provides an even stringsensing field across the width of the pickup. they offer a modern yet richand lush tone. They are also...
  28. Nordstrand 7.25" Radius NJ4SV 4 String Jazz L/S Size Split Coil Set

    $240.00
    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...
  29. Nordstrand Fat Stack 4 String BC Size Stacked Coil Set

    $216.00
    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...
  30. Nordstrand DC4 4 String BC Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $260.00
    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...