Nordstrand 4 String Musicman

Size/Purchasing Option  4-String
Dual Coil
MM 4.2
Quad Coil
MM 4.4
Tri Coil
MM 4.3
$114.00 - $149.04
$114.00 - $149.04

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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 (Dual Coil) 4 string Music Man® bass pickups
  • This pickup is an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball® Music Man® pickup.
  • It uses the same wire, the same magnets, and has the same DC resistance. As a result, it sounds just like the early Music Man® basses that are so widely coveted.
  • Includes black cover.

MM 4.3

Humbucking (Tri Coil) 4 string Music Man® bass pickups
  • 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 cover.

MM 4.4

Humbucking (Quad Coil) 4 string Music Man® bass pickups
  • The MM4.4 is the pickup to use if you want all the switching options.
  • 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 basses covered
  • Includes black cover.

Please Note:Nordstrand supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.

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Rate and Review this item
Verified Buyer
Versatile MM pickup
By Darrell Birtcher
I haven't tried all the MusicMan pickups out there but this one came highly recommended by a trusted advisor and I'm glad I tried it.
I now own two of them. It has more warmth and a deeper low end than others I've tried, yet has a nice clear top end that is not harsh.
In series mode (passive) it has the perfect blend of snarl, bark, and warmth. It can lay back for country or come to the front to drive a rock band
hard. I love the way it's presence can really cut through a cluttered mix with good definition without sacrificing any bottom end punch.
It doesn't have that nasty nasal sound that bugs me about other MM pickups. On live recordings and videos it just always seems to
"be there" to set a good foundation. Bandmates always prefer this pickup's sound over anything else I've brought along, for it's great punch and definition.
It's a very versatile workhorse.
Verified Buyer
Sounds fantastic...
By Jeff
heaps of grunt without being to over the top punchy with notes popping out of the mix. In phase/out of phase tonal changes are great with fantastic playability and player response to touch.... extremely satisfied. Someone I know is replacing their original musicman pickup in his bass after hearing it with the same pickup!!!
Verified Buyer
bassist, lutheir, amp tech
By johnk
After comparing the MM4.4 to a stock EBMM pickup, i found it to be just a little darker but still sounds fantastic (clear and fat). i especially love it in the split mode, which is also completely quiet.