Nordstrand Pickups

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Nordstrand Pickups

Nordstrand

Nordstrand pickups have become one of the most well respected manufacturers of pickups for bass in the world. Their forward thinking approach and unique signature designs allow you the player to have a wide variety of options to create your own unique and satisfying tone.

Their pickups are built on a vintage paradigm. They are not what one would consider a modern hi-fi approach that commonly utilize closed cover, or strictly rail/blade build approach. Each pickup is handwand on their machines, built with a removable cover with most models utilizing Alnico V magnets, and most are built with exposed pole piece construction and built with spacing to satisfy most instruments. They are also able to custom manufacture pickups in spacing to suit your desires on your own custom build.

They offer the basic 3 commonly known styles of pickups for Jazz Bass, P-bass and MusicMan basses, but also have sizes in Bartolini BC, P2, P4, and EMG sizes in EMG 35, 40, and 45.

The standard offerings of the common pickups include those for 4 and 5-Strings in Single Coil and Split-Coils for Jazz Bass and P-bass and Dual, Quad-Coil, and even the O.E Tri-Coil for MusicMan basses.

They also have their own signature line that utilize the Bartolini and EMG shapes and include the massive Big Single, muscular Big Split, complex Dual Coil, unique Fat Stack, and even a new design for those that prefer a rail/blade approach with the Dual Blade Neo models. These pickups are built in 4, 5, and 6-String configurations and can be custom spaced depending on the model for your build.

Nordstrand pickups can be found on such high end boutique builders including Sadowsky, Valenti, Roscoe, Modulus, Brubaker, Clement, Mayones, Mike Lull, Jerome Little, Overwater, New York Bass Works, SEI, Stambaugh, Wilkins, and Tino Tedesco. You can also find Nordstrand electronics on O.E manufacturers models from Ibanez, and Warwick as well.

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Question: Where Can I Buy Nordstrand Pickups?

Answer: You can buy these from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs

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  1. Nordstrand Jazz Bars

    $84.00 - $240.00
    Jazz Bar Soap Bar Jazz Style Bass Pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes the jazz bar pickup line (jb series) makes available all the standard nordstrand jazz style pickups in the most popular soapbar size covers. Jazz...
  2. Nordstrand 5 and 6-String Fat Stacks

    $131.00 - $312.00
    Fat Stacks Stacked Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 5, & 6 String sizes These are a proprietary Nordstrand design. The traditional bi-pole magnet layout was, literally, twisted in a new direction. By rotating the...
  3. Nordstrand Bigman

    $173.00 - $216.00
    BigMan 2 Big Singles in a MM Cover This BigMan 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...
  4. Nordstrand Dingwall FD3

    $152.00 - $336.00
    FD3 Soap Bar Offset Split Coil Bass Pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes These pickups are a result of a conversation Carey had with Sheldon Dingwall shortly after the 2013 namm show. The idea was to offer the great unique pickups...
  5. Nordstrand CND for Ibanez Replacements

    $118.04 - $168.20
    *Replacement Pickups for Ibanez Basses*
    This pickup is sized perfectly for replacement of "Carey Nordstrand Designed" pickups that are found on some Ibanez basses. These pickups do not include a plastic cover. You will need to use the original pickup cover that is found on the bass. Some...
  6. Nordstrand DC5 Roscoe 5 String P2 Size Parallel Wind Dual Coil Set

    $328.00
    5 string Dual Coil Parallel Wind P2 Size Bass Pickup Set (For Roscoe)
    These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other is designed to be wired in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too...
  7. Nordstrand NJ5 Set 70's Wind

    $189.00
    5 String Single Coil Pickup Set
    Five string single coil pickups in the same style as the NJ4. Featuring Alnico V magnets and the same winding pattern as the four. This pickup is available with an alternative "70's wind"featuring enamel wire and have less winds than the 60's...
  8. Nordstrand Series Wind Dual Coils

    $131.00 - $374.00
    Series Dual Coils Dual Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes This is a modern design dual coil humbucking pickup. Pickups like these are usually found on very high end basses. They use Alnico V...
  9. Nordstrand Parallel Wind Dual Coils

    $131.00 - $374.00
    Parallel Dual Coils Dual Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes This is a modern design dual coil humbucking pickup. Pickups like these are usually found on very high end basses. They use Alnico...

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where Can I Buy Nordstrand Pickups?

Answer: You can buy these from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs

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