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Ruokangas Introduces Tube Powered Pickups for Bass

Ruokangas Introduces Tube Powered Pickups for Bass

Ruokangas made history in 2019 by introducing the first tube-powered active pickup system for guitars. Now they’ve announced the Valvebucker Mk2, which expands the concept to their four and five-string basses.

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Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set

Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set

Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new set of bass pickups called the Heavy Weather set. The pair of single coils is described as a slightly brighter take on early ’60s jazz bass tone.

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups

After launching the Acinonyx (aka Cat Bass) in 2020, Nordstrand Audio is now offering the model’s pickups on their own. The CatPups are vintage-styled in their sound and style.

Sheptone Announces the Miles Bass Pickup

Sheptone Announces the Miles Bass Pickup

Sheptone has unveiled the Miles Bass Pickup, a single-coil design that “goes the distance” for vintage tone. It was created to accurately reproduce the tone of the original Fender 1951 Precision Bass, they shared.

EMG Unveils Les Claypool Signature Pickups, Adds Finishes to Trujillo Signature Pickups

EMG Unveils Les Claypool Signature Pickups, Adds Finishes to Trujillo Signature Pickups

EMG has expanded their line of pickup sets with the Les Claypool “Pachyderm Gold” pickup. The company also updated Robert Trujillo’s Rip Tide J pickups with three new finishes. Check out Claypool’s and Trujillo’s announcement and two-bass jam.

Aguilar Announces DCB P and J Style Pickups

Aguilar Announces DCB P and J Style Pickups

Aguilar has blended their DCB pickup design into traditional shapes with the new DCB 4P, 4J, 5J, and 4PJ pickups. The dual ceramic bar style introduces a “new and unique voice for Jazz and Precision style basses,” they say.

Nordstrand Audio Announces Power Blade 5 Pickup

Nordstrand Audio Announces Power Blade 5 Pickup

Nordstrand Audio has expanded its Power Blade pickup line with a new five-string version. The hum-canceling pickup can be used as a drop-in replacement for a P-bass.

DiMarzio Collaborates with Billy Sheehan for Relentless Pickups

DiMarzio Collaborates with Billy Sheehan for Relentless Pickups

DiMarzio has unveiled a new P-style pickup that was designed with bass legend Billy Sheehan. The Relentless bass pickups feature sculpted metal covers for added form and function, the company says.

MEC Pickups With Brushed Metal Housings Now Available

MEC Pickups With Brushed Metal Housings Now Available

Among their many new products shown at NAMM, Warwick announced that MEC bass pickups would now be available with brushed metal housings. Now the pickups are available for purchase. The sets come in gold, black, and silver finishes.

Fishman Introduces Fluence Legacy Series Pickups with Mike Inez

Fishman Introduces Fluence Legacy Series Pickups with Mike Inez

Fishman’s new multi-voiced Fluence pickups have gotten a new sub-category with the Fluence Legacy series, which brings recording artists in to recreate the tone for which they are known. They’ve launched the lineup with Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez.

EMG Unveils the Robert Trujillo “Rip Tide” Signature Pickup Set

EMG Unveils the Robert Trujillo “Rip Tide” Signature Pickup Set

EMG has expanded its lineup of signature bass pickups with the Robert Trujillo Signature “Rip Tide” Set. The Metallica bassist’s new pickups are described as a first with “stainless steel, black chrome caps to the world of the jazz bass.”

Northern Lutherie Introduces “Da Crusher” Double Bass Pickup

Northern Lutherie Introduces “Da Crusher” Double Bass Pickup

Northern Lutherie has introduced a new upright bass pickup called Da Crusher. Named in honor of the wrestler “who made Milwaukee famous,” the pickup is a stacked 20mm piezo system that is fitted into the bridge.