Nordstrand

Nordstrand

Nordstrand

Nordstrand pickups was founded by Carey Nordstrand with the goal to build pickups, and electronics for their own personal builds and to inspire others in their musical pursuits.

Carey's view on building, both electronics and guitars, is simple. It boils down to skill, experience, and ingeniuity and not some 'voodoo' or 'magic'. Many of the experienced building skills come from years in the music industry. Carey Nordstrand has worked in high profile shops including Azola Basses, and Suhr Guitars. The experienced gained at these locations is what laid the framework for the inqenuity that Nordstrand uses in their current lineup.

Offering both pickups and 2 or 3-band onboard preamps, Nordstrand grew from only a small group of individuals, to a full scale production company employing a tight knit group of skilled professionals.

Their pickups are built on a vintage paradigm. What this translates to is a pickup that will have a great deal of warmth in contrast to the modern-hi design. Their pickups utilize vintage spec'd components including Alnico V magnets that create a very open and responsive pickup to highlight the players the dynamics in the players attack.

Nordstrand produces a wide array of pickups in standard Jazz Bass, and P-Bass styles for 4 and 5-String as well as their unique signature designs including sizes for Bartolini BC, P2, P4, and EMG 35,40, and 45. They are also able to handle custom pickup orders. This is not a service you would commonly find in a pickup manufacturer. They can over, underwind, and even build neck and bridge sets that utlized custom spaced pole pieces for your personal build.

Their preamps are a unique solution to those in search of further tonal manipulation of their sound. Combined with Nordstrand pickups, the 2-band or 3-band preamp is their to assist in tone shaping and not injecting its own personality. Their design uses high quality Op-Amp's (IC's) to allow tone shaping without contouring the natural feel of your pickups. When the EQ is set flat and toggled between active and passive their is little to any noticeable changes in town albeit a small amount of gain increase.

Nordstrand pickups and preamps 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 BigRig 4 String

    $109.00 - $216.00
    Nordstrand BigRig 4 String
    BigRig The BigRig 4 is a pickup came about very organically, as a result of a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. A dual 51 P style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept, but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand....
  2. Nordstrand 2B+3b 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+3b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble/bass stack
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+3b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble/bass stack The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential....
  3. Nordstrand 2B+3a 1-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Treb - Bass

    $156.00
    PREWIRED 2B+3a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+3a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering more...
  4. Nordstrand 2B+4c 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Tone - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4c: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack)
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4c: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack) The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping...
  5. Nordstrand 2B+4b 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering...
  6. Nordstrand 2B+4a 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Vol - Bass - Treb

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4a – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering...
  7. Nordstrand 2B+ 2-Band Bass Preamp (with 2 EQ Pots)

    $88.50
    2B+ 2 band bass preamp with 2 eq pots
    New for 2017! 2b+ 2-Band Preamp with 2 EQ Pots The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering more boost than our standard 2 band preamp the 2B+...
  8. Nordstrand BigRig 6 String

    $156.00 - $312.00
    Nordstrand BigRig 6 String
    BigRig The BigRig 6 is a pickup came about very organically, as a result of a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. A dual 51 P style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept, but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand....
  9. Nordstrand BigRig 5 String

    $131.00 - $260.00
    Nordstrand BigRig 5 String
    BigRig The BigRig 5 is a pickup came about very organically, as a result of a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. A dual 51 P style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept, but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand....
  10. Nordstrand 2B-4a 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Vol - Treb - Bass

    $163.50
    2-pickup, 2-band, 4-knob Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) - Volume - Treble - Bass
    Nordstrand 2B-4a Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) Volume Treble Bass Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the module Treble: ...
  11. Nordstrand 4-String Fat Stacks

    Regular Price: $109.00

    Special Price $87.20 - $216.00

    Fat Stacks Stacked Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 4 String sizes 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...
  12. Nordstrand Big J-Blade Series

    $169.00 - $204.00
    Nordstrand Big J-Blade 5 String Series Pickups
    Big J-Blades Pre-Order Only. The newest addition to our line of original Signature pickups, the Big J-Blade is Jazz-style single coil pickup, with a continuous sensing blade offered in two different winds to provide the style...
  13. Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Jazz Bass Single Coil

    $84.00 - $164.00
    *Standard and Custom Sets and Singles*
    NJ4 Single Coil Jazz Bass Pickups for 4 String Basses Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NJ4 60's Wind This is a vintage single...
  14. Nordstrand DC5 Roscoe 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    5 string Dual Coil Parallel Wind P2 Size Bass Pickup Set (For Roscoe)
    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...
  15. Nordstrand 4 String SE and SV Jazz Bass Humbucking

    $121.00 - $240.00
    *Standard and Custom Sets and Singles*
    NJ4 Split Coil Split Coil Humcancelling Jazz Bass Pickups for 4 String Basses Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NJ4SE These are...
  16. Nordstrand 4 String P Bass Pickups (Humbucking)

    $123.00
    NP4 Split Coil Split Coil Humcancelling Precision Bass Pickups for 4 String Basses Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NP4 This...
  17. Nordstrand 4 String P/J Sets

    $205.00 - $252.00
    *P/J Sets for your 4 String P Bass*
    P/J Sets Split Coil Humcancelling Precision Bass Pickup for the Neck Position and Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup for 4 String Basses Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NPJ4 NP4...
  18. Nordstrand 5 String Jazz Bass Single Coil

    $96.00 - $198.00
    *Sets and Singles for your 5 String Basses*
    NJ5 Single Coil 5 String Jazz Bass Pickups Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NJ5 Single coil 5 String jazz bass pickups Five...
  19. Nordstrand 5 String Jazz Bass Humbucking

    $127.00 - $252.00
    NJ5S Split Coil Humcancelling 5 String Jazz Bass Pickups Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NJ5S Split coil 5 String jazz bass pickup These...
  20. Nordstrand 6 String Jazz Bass

    $123.00 - $302.00
    6 String Jazz Style Pickups Uniquely sized 6 String Jazz Style pickups Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NJ6 Single coil 6 string jazz-type...
  21. Nordstrand 5 String P Bass Pickups (Humbucking)

    Regular Price: $131.00

    Special Price $104.80 - $131.00

    NP5 Split Coil Humcancelling 5 String Precision Bass Pickups Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NP5F 5 String Fender® Precision Pickup This...
  22. Nordstrand 5 String P/J Sets

    $226.00 - $257.00
    *P/J Sets for your 5 String P Bass*
    P/J Split Coil Humcancelling Precision Bass Pickup for the Neck Position and Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup for 5 String Basses Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. NPJ5 NP5...
  23. Nordstrand 4 String 51 P Bass

    $78.00 - $123.00
    '51 Precision Original 4 string P style pickup Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. 51P4 Original 4 string P style pickup This...
  24. Nordstrand 5 String 51 P bass

    $93.00 - $131.00
    '51 Precision Bass Pickups Original 5 String Precision Bass pickup Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. 51P5 Original 5 String Precision...
  25. Nordstrand NM4 4 String Mustang Size Split Coil Pickup

    $80.00
    4 string Split Coil Mustang Bass Pickup
    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...
  26. Nordstrand 4 String Musicman

    $114.00 - $149.04
    4 String MusicMan® Pickups Replacement pickups for 4 String MusicMan® bass guitars Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. MM 4.2 Humbucking...
  27. Nordstrand 5 String Musicman

    Regular Price: $121.00

    Special Price $89.00 - $149.00

    MusicMan 5 String Humbucking 5 string Music Man®-type bass pickups MM 5.2 Humbucking (dual coil) 5 string Music Man® bass pickups A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.2, itself an accurate...
  28. Nordstrand Big Splits

    $109.00 - $312.00
    Big Splits Split Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes These are a split coil version of the Big Single. They are very close to the Big Single tonally with a full rich pallette. They use the same...
  29. Nordstrand Big Singles

    $88.00 - $274.00
    *Soapbar sized Single Coil*
    Big Singles Single Coil Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes 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...
  30. Nordstrand 5 and 6-String Fat Stacks

    $131.00 - $312.00
    Fat Stacks Stacked Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 5, & 6 String sizes These are a proprietary Nordstrand design. The traditional bi-pole magnet layout was, literally, twisted in a new direction. By rotating the...