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  • 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... »

  • Aguilar Announces New Precision and Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar Announces New Precision and Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar has announced the AG 5P-60 Precision Bass pickup and the AG 5P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set. Built for 5-string basses, both pickup sets are wound in Aguilar’s New York City factory with heavy formvar wire. The AG 5P-60 delivers a vintage ’60s P-bass tone and uses period correct parts including Heavy Formvar wire and... »

  • David Gage Instruments Introduces Realist LifeLine Double Bass Pickup

    David Gage Instruments Introduces Realist LifeLine Double Bass Pickup

    David Gage Instruments is adding to their Realist series of instrument pickups with the Realist LifeLine. The new double bass pickup is a self-powered piezo that the company describes as offering a “focused bass sound.” The LifeLine works on basses with adjustable bridges and is mounted on the bridge adjuster without glue or fasteners. Its... »

  • Seymour Duncan Introduces SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Pickup

    Seymour Duncan Introduces SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Pickup

    Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris has a new signature P-Bass pickup from Seymour Duncan called the SPB-4 Steve Harris Model. The new split single coil is the production version of the custom shop pickups Harris has been using for the last 10 years. The SPB-4 utilizes Alnico 5 rod magnets and a vintage-hot coil wind to... »

  • Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

    Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

    Lace Music has released a new line of passive Lace Sensor pickups for bass dubbed the “Man O’ War” Series. Available in J-bass, P-bass, and MM-style configurations, the new pickups are upgraded versions of the Lace pickups originally introduced in the early ‘90s as replacements for Fender’s P Bass Plus and J Bass Plus instruments.... »