Nordstrand NM4 4 String Mustang Size Split Coil Pickup

SKU:BBG 1375


4 string Split Coil Mustang Bass Pickup
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Nordstrand makes these by hand and they need a little time. Based on past experience, it typically takes 4-8 weeks to get these to us. Order it now, to reserve your place in line, and we will ship it to you when we receive it from Nordstrand.


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Do you have a Mustang bass languishing in a closet because of flat and uninspiring tone?

Nordstrand Pickups' new NM4 4 string Mustang replacement bass pickup uses our proprietary angled pole piece technology to deliver the largest coil and maximum amount of tone from this tiny pickup. You won’t believe the fat full tone that now flows from such a diminutive bass. It'll give your Mustang bass some new kick!

This all new pickup features:

  • Direct replacement size
  • Split coil hum-cancelling configuration for noise-free operation
  • Simulated hand wound pattern offers sweeter highs
  • Traditional Alnico V magnets
  • Angled pole piece arrangement maximizes coil size and tone
  • - Does not include covers - use your existing covers

The NM4 is a drop in replacement for the reissue Mustang bass pickup.

Nordstrand will build this pickup to fit your model, but they require you to send them the covers from your instrument. There is no extra charge for this, but it typically takes 1-2 weeks from the time they receive the covers for them to build the coils.

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 NM4 4 String Mustang Size Split Coil Pickup?

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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Verified Buyer
looking for the sound of a p-bass?
By matt bednash
bought these pickups because I was looking for a sound closer to a p-bass and these deliver it! 2 wire install so its very easy and they replaced my Duncan designed stock pickups. they are installed in my modified mikey way mustang bass and they actually came with covers. only downfall was they came with only 2 springs n screws and u need 4 but no biggie
Verified Buyer
The result is now wonderfully good sound
By Shin Kaneko
The result is now wonderfully good sound. I am completely satisfied. I am a user of Fender Master Builder, Custom Shop. Also has a Mustang Bass.
Verified Buyer
By Brad Wilson
This takes a short scale bass and makes it have the sound of a long scale P Bass. I Love the sound of my Fender Jazz, but Me at 53 years old my fingers are not as strong as they use to be and the Mustang is a nice easy to play shorter scale. These pick-ups help me get the big sound from a short scale. Highly recomend the upgrade. Hard to find pick-ups for the Mustang. They seem to give a better low-mid lift and a strong bottom end.