Nordstrand BigMan 4 String MusicMan Size Alnico III Dual Coil Pickup

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Bigman 4

2 Big Singles in a MM shell

This pickup is the result of a questionable hair brained idea.

Named after the fellow that had said hair brained idea (and the very imposing nature it possesses) the bigman pickup is not a subtle animal in the least.

Take a music man style cover and jam 2 big single pickups into that cover.

Don’t bother using shorter magnets or less wire – just go for it!

The result is a pickup that is fantastically muscular and unrelentingly powerful. not for the faint of heart.

Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character.

Think of them like a 60′s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path.

Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character.

As another example, we’d recommend Alnico III for fretless or a fat 60′s jaco type thing and Alnico V is great for a modern slap style or a great R & B sound.


  • Length = 4.00"(101.6mm) Width = 1.895"(48.1mm)

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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