This pickup is an accurate reproduction of an early pre Ernie Ball™pickup. It features Alnico V magnets and Heavy Forvar wire for an authentic punchy, growly, and inherently fat tone.
The MM4.2 is a two coil version that can be wired series, parallel, or single coil (split-able).
- Length = 3.50"(88.9mm) 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.
Versatile MM pickup
By Darrell Birtcher from on 3/28/2016
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.