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  • Aguilar Unveils Super Double Pickups

    Aguilar Unveils Super Double Pickups

    Aguilar introduced the Super Double Pickups at NAMM this year. The pickups feature dual rows of Alnico 5 pole pieces that the company says dishes out a “thick yet articulate tone” as well as hum-canceling performance. The pickups come in versions for four, five, and six-string basses. Aguilar builds them in their New York City... »

  • Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

    Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

    If anyone has a signature sound, it’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and now he’s got a signature line of Custom Shop pickups from Seymour Duncan. Designed for use with Rickenbacker basses, the pickups were modeled after the ones on the bassist’s signature instrument and tweaked for more attack and punch. The Seymour Duncan Lemmy Custom... »

  • Reed James Engineering Introduces RJ Neo Buckers Bass Pickups

    Reed James Engineering Introduces RJ Neo Buckers Bass Pickups

    Reed James Engineering has expanded their line of neodymium pickups with the RJ Neo Bucker, a split coil design built in a soap bar shape with a reverse P-bass format. Utilizing the company’s Vintage Vibe Neo technology, the pickup boasts noiseless operation. The pickup is constructed with pole pieces powered by neodymium magnets. Other features... »

  • Reed James Engineering Introduces Edmond Gilmore Signature Pickup Set

    Reed James Engineering Introduces Edmond Gilmore Signature Pickup Set

    Reed James Engineering has teamed up with bassist Edmond Gilmore to produce the company’s first signature pickup set. Based on their RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Noiseless pickups, the set has a bridge pickup that is wound for more balance and punch while retaining a classic tone. The voicing is suited specifically to Gilmore’s fretless playing.... »

  • Reed James Engineering Introduces RJ NEO Split Blade Bass Pickups

    Reed James Engineering Introduces RJ NEO Split Blade Bass Pickups

    Reed James Engineering has expanded their RJ NEO line of pickups with the RJ NEO Split Blade. Utilizing the same technology as the rest of the series, Reed James describes the new split blade as having the same mid-range and dynamics of their Vintage Vibe Jazz Bass pickups with the smoothness of of the RJ... »

  • Seymour Duncan Announces NYC Bass Pickups

    Seymour Duncan Announces NYC Bass Pickups

    Seymour Duncan has announced a new line of pickups. Similar to pickups found on the city’s handcrafted basses, the new NYC Bass Pickups use a dual coil J-type pickup design with a double row of exposed Alnico pole pieces. They are also made for flexibility with a four conductor cable that allows for three wiring... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Bigman Bass Pickup

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Bigman Bass Pickup

    If you’re looking for a replacement Music Man-style pickup, Nordstrand Pickups has introduced a new model they describe as “not for the faint of heart.” The Bigman is actually two of the company’s Big Single pickups housed under a Music-Man-style cover. “Don’t bother using shorter magnets or less wire – just go for it!,” Nordstrand... »

  • EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

    EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

    EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few modern touches. The P set is all... »

  • Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups

    Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups

    Aguilar has expanded their pickup line with the AG 4M and AG 5M Music Man-Style bass pickups. The humbuckers were designed to recreate the classic Stingray tone while enhancing string-to-string balance, consistency, and harmonic content. They fit as a direct replacement for basses with this style pickup. The company says the pickups are wired in... »

  • Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Jazz Bass Pickups

    Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Jazz Bass Pickups

    Reed James Custom Pickups has released the new RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickup, a single coil pickup that mixed modern and vintage tone with noiseless operation. The Vintage Vibe incorporates exposed poles that are individually charged by small neodymium magnets. Reed James’ RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups come standard... »