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Nordstrand

Nordstrand

Nordstrand pickups was founded by Carey Nordstrand with the goal to build pickups, and electronics for their own personal builds and to inspire others in their musical pursuits.

Carey's view on building, both electronics and guitars, is simple. It boils down to skill, experience, and ingeniuity and not some 'voodoo' or 'magic'. Many of the experienced building skills come from years in the music industry. Carey Nordstrand has worked in high profile shops including Azola Basses, and Suhr Guitars. The experienced gained at these locations is what laid the framework for the inqenuity that Nordstrand uses in their current lineup.

Offering both pickups and 2 or 3-band onboard preamps, Nordstrand grew from only a small group of individuals, to a full scale production company employing a tight knit group of skilled professionals.

Their pickups are built on a vintage paradigm. What this translates to is a pickup that will have a great deal of warmth in contrast to the modern-hi design. Their pickups utilize vintage spec'd components including Alnico V magnets that create a very open and responsive pickup to highlight the players the dynamics in the players attack.

Nordstrand produces a wide array of pickups in standard Jazz Bass, and P-Bass styles for 4 and 5-String as well as their unique signature designs including sizes for Bartolini BC, P2, P4, and EMG 35,40, and 45. They are also able to handle custom pickup orders. This is not a service you would commonly find in a pickup manufacturer. They can over, underwind, and even build neck and bridge sets that utlized custom spaced pole pieces for your personal build.

Their preamps are a unique solution to those in search of further tonal manipulation of their sound. Combined with Nordstrand pickups, the 2-band or 3-band preamp is their to assist in tone shaping and not injecting its own personality. Their design uses high quality Op-Amp's (IC's) to allow tone shaping without contouring the natural feel of your pickups. When the EQ is set flat and toggled between active and passive their is little to any noticeable changes in town albeit a small amount of gain increase.

Nordstrand pickups and preamps 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?

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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Builders Pack

    $136.80
    Complete Package including all Acrylic Routing Templates
    Acrylic Routing Templates-Builder's Pack Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" The complete solution for builders in need of a large quanity of routing templates for their customers or own builds. View...
  5. Nordstrand 2B-MM 1-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Treb - Bass

    $160.00
    1 Pickup, 3 Knob: Volume, Treble, Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Treble Bass For everyone looking for that old school pre-Ernie Ball® Music Man@reg; tone, Nordstrand Pickups has the preamp for you. The 2B-MM preamp is a faithful reproduction...
  6. Nordstrand 2-Band 2B Preamp Module (With EQ Pots)

    $88.50
    2B Module
    Nordstrand 2B Module (Module and EQ Pots) Includes 2 EQ pots. Does not include output jack or battery clip. Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the module Treble: ...
  7. Nordstrand 2B-3b 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    2-band, 2-pickup, 3-knob Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) - Blend - Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 2B-3b Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the module Treble: ...
  8. Nordstrand 2B-4c 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Tone - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    2-band, 2-pickup, 4-knob Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) - Blend - Passive Tone - Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 2B-4c Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) Blend Passive Tone Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim...
  9. Nordstrand 3B-3 1-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    3B-3 ( 1 pickup - 3 Knob)- Volume (pull passive)- Mid (pull frequency selector)- Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 3B-3 Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active/Passive) Mid(Push/Pull) Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the...
  10. Nordstrand 3B-4a 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol/Vol Stack - Tone P/P A/P - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    3B-4a ( 2 pickup - 4 Knob)- Volume/Volume Stack- Passive Tone (pull passive)- Mid (pull frequency selector)- Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 3B-4a Control Configuration Volume/Volume Stack Passive Tone (Push/Pull Active/Passive) Mid(Push/Pull) Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: ...
  11. Nordstrand 3B-4b 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol/Tone Stack - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid P/P

    $163.50
    3B-4b ( 2 pickup - 4 Knob)- Volume/Passive Tone Stack- Blend- Mid (pull frequency selector)- Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 3B-4b Control Configuration Volume/Passive Tone Stack Blend Mid(Push/Pull) Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim...
  12. Nordstrand 3B-5a 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass

    $171.00
    2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob Volume Push-Pull (Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble - Mid (Push-Pull) - Bass
    Nordstrand 3B-5b Control Configuration Volume Push-Pull (Active/Passive) Blend Mid(Push/Pull) Treble Bass Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db...
  13. Nordstrand 3B-5b 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Tone - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $171.00
    3B-5b ( 2 pickup - 5 Knob)- Volume (pull passive)- Blend- Passive Tone- Mid (pull frequency selector)- Treble/Bass Stack
    Nordstrand 3B-5b Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active/Passive) Blend Passive Tone Mid(Push/Pull) Treble/Bass Stack Technical Specifications Overall Gain: ...
  14. Nordstrand 2B-4b 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $163.50
    2-band, 2-pickup, 4-knob Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) - Blend - Treble - Bass
    Nordstrand 2B-4b Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) Blend Treble Bass Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the module Treble: ...
  15. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Jazz AS S Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for American Standard Size Jazz Bass Neck Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Template- American Std. Neck Sizing Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" This routing template is designed for Bartolini 57S Neck Pickup, All Delano American Standard Jazz 5-String Neck...
  16. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic M5(EMG 45) Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for EMG 45 Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini M5, Delano SBC-6(EMG 45 Size), Nordstrand DC5(EMG 45), Seymour Duncan ASB2-6(EMG 45), & EMG 45...
  17. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic P2 Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for P2 Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini P2, Delano SBC-5 Driver, Nordstrand P2 Soapbar Shape, & Seymour Duncan ASB-5 *Please...
  18. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic MusicMan Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 4, and some 5 String MusicMan Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for 4- String MusicMan Pickups *Please Note: The dimensions of the opening of the...
  19. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic M4(EMG 40) Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for EMG 40 Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini M4, Delano SBC-5(EMG 40Size), Nordstrand DC4(EMG 40 Size),Seymour Duncan ASB2-5,E & EMG 40 ...
  20. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic M3(EMG 35) Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for EMG 35 Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini M3, Delano SBC4(EMG 35Size), Nordstrand DC4,Seymour Duncan ASB4, & EMG 35 pickups *Please...
  21. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic 18v Battery Box Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 18v Battery Boxes
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for 18v Battery Box *Please Note: The dimensions of the opening of the template are...
  22. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic 9v Battery Box Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 9v Battery Boxes
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for 9v Battery Box *Please Note: The dimensions of the opening of the template are...
  23. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic P4 Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for P4 Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini P4, Delano SBC6, Nordstrand 6 String P4 Soapbar Shape, & Seymour Duncan ASB-6. *Please...
  24. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic MV(Ernie Ball MM) Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for MV Ernie Ball Size MusicMan Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini MV, Delano MC5EB (Ernie Ball Size), Norstrand MM5 (without screw ears), & Seymour Duncan SMB-5a. ...
  25. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic DL5(MusicMan Xtend) Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for DL5 Size Extended MusicMan Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini DL5, Delano MC5, & Nordstrand MusicMan "Lakland" and "OLP" pickups *Please...
  26. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Jazz L Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 4, and some 5 String Jazz Bass Bridge Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for 4 String and some 5 String Jazz Bridge Pickups *Please Note: The dimensions of...
  27. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Jazz S Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 4, and some 5 String Jazz Bass Neck Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for 4 String and some 5 String Jazz Neck Pickups *Please Note: The dimensions of the...
  28. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic BC Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for BC Size Soapbar Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Bartolini BC, Nordstrand 4 String BC Soapbar pickups, and others *Please Note: The...
  29. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Precision Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for 4, 5, and 6 String P Bass Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Templates Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" Routing Template designed for Precision "P" Pickups *Please Note: The dimensions of the opening of the template...
  30. Nordstrand 3/16" Thick Acrylic Jazz AS L Size Template

    $9.00
    Intended for American Standard Size Jazz Bridge Pickups
    Clear Acrylic Routing Template- American Std. Neck Sizing Dimensions - roughly 4" X 6", Thickness - 3/16" This routing template is designed for Bartolini 57S Bridge Pickup, All Delano American Standard Jazz 5-String...

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where Can I Buy Nordstrand?

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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