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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 4 String 51 P Bass

    $78.00 - $123.00
    '51 Precision Original 4 string P style pickup Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.51P4 Original 4 string P style pickup This...
  2. Nordstrand 5 String 51 P bass

    $93.00 - $131.00
    '51 Precision Bass Pickups Original 5 String Precision Bass pickup Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.51P5 Original 5 String Precision...
  3. Nordstrand NM4 4 String Mustang Size Split Coil Pickup

    $80.00
    4 string Split Coil Mustang Bass Pickup
    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...
  4. Nordstrand 4 String Musicman

    $114.00 - $149.04
    4 String MusicMan® Pickups Replacement pickups for 4 String MusicMan® bass guitars Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.MM 4.2 Humbucking...
  5. Nordstrand 7.25" Radius NJ4SV 4 String Jazz L Size Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $115.00
    4 string Split Coil Raised A+D Poles Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup Only
    These are a split coil hum cancelling design. This pickup is designed to have a tone as close as possible to the NJ4 single coils. They have a similar clarity and bottom and have a good clean growl with the same interactive quality that all our alnico...
  6. Nordstrand 5 String Musicman

    $121.00 - $149.00
    MusicMan 5 String Humbucking 5 string Music Man®-type bass pickups MM 5.2 Humbucking (dual coil) 5 string Music Man® bass pickups A 5 string version of the otherwise identical MM4.2, itself an accurate...
  7. Nordstrand Big Splits

    $109.00 - $312.00
    Big Splits Split Coil Humcancelling Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes These are a split coil version of the Big Single. They are very close to the Big Single tonally with a full rich pallette. They use the same...
  8. Nordstrand Big Singles

    $88.00 - $274.00
    *Soapbar sized Single Coil*
    Big Singles Single Coil Soapbar pickups for 4, 5, & 6 String sizes These pickups are all about huge, full, loud, aggressive single coil tone. They use the same magnet layout as the Fat Stack, and the resultantly big coil...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Nordstrand Big Blades - Clean and Clear Tone

    $91.50 - $284.00
    Clean & Clear Tone
    Big Blades - Clean and Clear Tone Big Blade Soapbar Bass Pickup Big Blade is a result of the pursuit of a continuous sensing blade style pickup whose tone brings with it the huge, rich, and powerful characteristics so well established...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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. ...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...

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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