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  • Nordstrand Audio Unveils the Big SplitMan Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio Unveils the Big SplitMan Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio has expanded their pickup line once again with a new creation called the Big SplitMan. It takes two of their Big Splits and puts them into the MM-style BigMan cover. “In essence, this pickup is a quad-coil BigMan with a cutthroat vendetta against hum and a raw energy slightly superseding the BigMan’s iconic... »

  • Seymour Duncan Unveils Alex Webster Signature Pickups

    Seymour Duncan Unveils Alex Webster Signature Pickups

    Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has teamed up with the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop to introduce a new signature set of bass pickups. The Alex Webster Hammer Smashed Bass pickups are based on the company’s active Blackout soapbars but have been voiced to match Webster’s “aggressive attack and expressive tone”. “As a founding member of... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Releases the Big BladeMan Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio Releases the Big BladeMan Pickup

    Recently we featured Justin Chancellor’s new Warwick as a Bass of the Week. The Tool bassist’s newest axe is fitted with a brand new pickup from Nordstrand Audio, and now that pickup is available to the public. The Big BladeMan features two of the company’s Big J-Blades in an MM-style cover and as such works... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Introduces the Power Blade Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio Introduces the Power Blade Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio has expanded their P-style pickups with the Power Blade. The pickup is built with a thick steel blade, optimized wind, and ceramic magnets that the company says provide an authoritative low-end punch. “With half of its tonal DNA being derived from the classic P design, its character is inherently reminiscent of that hard-hitting... »

  • Q-Tuner Expands Transparent Q2.0 Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner Expands Transparent Q2.0 Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner has expanded their bass offerings with new transparent, red-coiled pickups. Available now in 4, 5, and 6-string versions, the pickups are described as producing a “tight, clean and life-like bass sound loaded with harmonics.” They are created with neodymium magnets in a unique alignment for dynamic range. “There are many steps in making these... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Announces BigRig Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups Announces BigRig Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups has introduced the BigRig, a new hum-cancelling bass pickup that grew from a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. “A dual 51 P-style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept,” Nordstrand explains, “but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand. What developed is a hum canceling pickup where the coils sense different... »

  • Ear Trumpet Labs Introduces Nadine Upright Bass Microphone

    Ear Trumpet Labs Introduces Nadine Upright Bass Microphone

    Double bassists have a new option for amplifying their instrument with the Ear Trumpet Labs Nadine microphone. The medium-large diaphragm condenser mic is specifically designed for upright bass with its low end tuned to give a flat response at the mounting distance. Its cardioid pickup pattern is designed to pick up as much of the... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Announces Big J-Blades

    Nordstrand Pickups Announces Big J-Blades

    Nordstrand Pickups has announced the Big J-Blade, a jazz-style single coil pickup that’s built with a continuous sensing blade. The new model will come in two versions with different winds to provide two unique tones. “One wind provides a ‘warm and wooly’ tone, while an alternate wind provides a ‘clean and clear’ tone,” the company... »

  • Q-Tuner Unveils Transparent Q2.0 Pickups

    Q-Tuner Unveils Transparent Q2.0 Pickups

    Q-Tuner has announced a small-scale production of transparent versions of their neodymium q2.0 bass pickups. Each unit will be one of a kind and made to order. As such, the pickups can be fine-tuned in terms of output, dynamic response and frequency range, the company says. The new models, which will be available later this... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups has once again expanded their signature pickup offerings with the new Big Blade soapbar. The pickup, which is available in standard soapbar shapes and sizes, was built for a “striking and aggressive sound.” “The Big Blade is a result of the pursuit of a continuous sensing blade style pickup whose tone brings with... »