Aero Type 4A 4 String Precision Size Humcancelling Pickup

SKU:BBG 6092


4-String Split Coil Humcancelling P-bass Pickups

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Aero makes these by hand and they need a little time. Based on past experience, it typically takes 4-8 weeks to get these to us. Order it now, to reserve your place in line, and we will ship it to you when we receive it from Aero.


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The Type 4A PE Bass is a replacement pickup for 4-String Fender Precision Basses, and other P-basses. These utilize Alnico V Rectangle magnet's and are built by hand to provide the highest quality available for P-bass.

Tonally similar to the Type 1 PE Bass but utilizes larger 1/4" Alnico V pole pieces.

This pickup is intended for 19.00mm spacing measured over the pickup.

Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.


  • Length = 2.20"(56mm) Width = 1.08"(28mm)

Please Note:

Aero does not provide screws with their pickups. If you need pickup screws, you can get them on the Pickup Screws page.

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Question: Where Can I Buy an Aero Type 4A 4 String Precision Size Humcancelling Pickup?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at or chatting with our Bass Techs


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Something different and potent for your P-bass
By Jeff
This is my third Aero pickup - I've become a huge fan. The first one transformed my Musicmaster from the runt of the litter to a roaring tone monster. The second set ended my search after trying Antiquity IIs and Nordstrands in a J-bass. What I love about Aeros is they way they feel so full-range, giving you all the lows, mids and highs you could possibly want from a passive pickup. The magic for me is in the way they manage to avoid being "tame" or easily-buried without boxing you in with any sort of conspicuous voicing. Verbal descriptions don't really do it justice - I wasn't very interested before I actually tried it.
This 4A model is a departure from the traditional design. I wanted a bit more direct attack from having just one magnet pole under each string. Kind of like the older single-coil P-bass design, but this fits in the newer style pickup routs and cancels hum. It gives a great percussive attack with a pick - nice for Rockabilly. Also plenty of "boom" on tap for fingerstyle and thumb playing and I've never really had any issues getting heard in a mix.
The classic "burpy" low-mid split-coil P-bass voicing is not really there - this may not be the best choice for a traditional purist. I would strongly recommend Aeros to anyone looking for something more responsive and less of a one trick pony in a passive pickup, and this model if you're looking for a more single-coil type "bite".