This is a vintage single coil J style pickup made with 60’s era correct Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. In winding these pickups we use a simulated hand wound pattern that lowers the resonant peak of the pickup resulting in a pleasing yet present high end.
These pickups have a very even and full sound with that snap and grind associated with the classic basses of that time.
Includes black covers.
Also available for 7.25" fingerboard radius and Alnico III magnets
These are intended for basses with 7.25" fingerboard radius and have raised A & D poles to provide better sensing and balance.
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 type thing or an R & B sound.
- Length = 3.600"(91mm) Width = 0.73"(19mm)
Please Note:Nordstrand supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.