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  • Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar Amplification is bringing two of their bass pickup models together to create the AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC pickup sets. Calibrated together, the sets include one of the company’s 4M or 5M humbuckers in the bridge position and their AG 4J-HC or 5J-HC in the neck position. The company explains the 4M and 5M... »

  • Nordstrand Introduces Alnico III Series Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Introduces Alnico III Series Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups has launched the Alnico III series of bass pickups. After introducing an Alnico III Tele pickup set, the company realized the alloy works well for bass. “[Alnico III] gives it a slightly more mellow sound,” Stewart McKinsey told us at the NAMM show. “It doesn’t have quite as much crunch to it, but... »

  • Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner has expanded their line of neodymium pickups with the Q2.0 J-bass model. Designed for use with roundwound strings, the new pickup utilizes the company’s humbucker sidewinder technology fit into a standard J-style pickup size. The pickups uses a neodymium blade for passive, noiseless operation. Q-Tuner describes their output as dynamic and exceptionally clean, with... »

  • 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... »