Nordstrand 4-String Fat Stacks

Size/Purchasing Option  4-String
Bartolini BC (Standard)
F. Stack 4 Set
F. Stack 4 Bridge
F. Stack 4 Neck
EMG 35 (Custom)
F. Stack 4 Set EMG35
F. Stack 4 Bridge EMG35
F. Stack 4 Neck EMG35
EMG 40 (Custom)
F. Stack 4 Set EMG40
F. Stack 4 Bridge EMG40
F. Stack 4 Neck EMG40
$109.00 - $216.00
$109.00 - $216.00

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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 for each set we have increased the size of the traditional J style coil by 50%, making it wider, or “fatter”. This results in a larger aperature, which captures more harmonic content from the string, resulting in a “fatter” tone.

These pickups have a tone reminiscent of a J style single coil, but they are bigger and bolder. Full range and a present but pleasant high end response. These pickups have a great deal of midrange detail and fullness. Due to the naturally lower output of this design, these pickups can sometimes benefit from a pre-amp with 3 or more db of gain.

These pickups are shipped with three conductor wire for a split-able installation. When the third lead is shorted to ground only the top coil will remain active for a louder, more aggressive and mean version of the fat tone these pickups deliver (albeit with 60 cycle noise that single coils inherently possess). Think of it as a turbo charger for tone!

Standard spacing is 19mm ctc at the bridge.

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

Please Note:

Choosing all standard options ensures a quicker delivery time. Custom options require extra time for delivery. If you have any questions regarding lead times or custom options please contact us at or (877) 839-3531 10AM - 7PM EST Monday - Friday

Bartolini BC Size (Standard)

  • This pickup will fit as a replacement for Bartolini™ BC pickups.
  • Includes black cover.
  • Pickup Length: 101.35mm (3.99")
  • Pickup Width: 32.26mm (1.27")

EMG 35 Size (Custom)

  • This pickup will fit as a replacement for EMG35® BC pickups.
  • Includes black cover.
  • Pickup Length: 89.41mm (3.5")
  • Pickup Width: 38.35mm (1.51")

EMG 40 Size (Custom)

  • This pickup will fit as a replacement for EMG40® BC pickups.
  • Includes black cover.
  • Pickup Length: 102.11mm (4.02")
  • Pickup Width: 38.35mm (1.51")

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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Question: Where Can I Buy a Nordstrand 4-String Fat Stack?

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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By mark
Products sold without schematics or directions should be shamed into correcting such issues. Big Single Nordstrands...fall into that category. Screws that strip springs to raise and lower and in fact such wide holes in the plates as to make springs useless...and no directions or schematics available...great sound yes, but wtf?