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Fishman Unveils Fluence Soapbar Multi-Voice Bass Pickups

Fishman Unveils Fluence Soapbar Multi-Voice Bass Pickups

Fishman has expanded their Fluence line of pickups with a new set of Soapbar multi-voice bass pickups. The active pickups, come in four and five-string versions, offer three distinct voices to cover different playing styles.

Lollar Pickups Introduces ’70s J-Bass Pickup Set

Lollar Pickups Introduces ’70s J-Bass Pickup Set

Lollar Pickups has expanded their line of bass pickups with a new ’70s J-Bass set. The new pickups are designed to replicate the sound of an original ’75 Jazz Bass, but they’re not exact replicas.

Nordstrand Audio Introduces the Zen Blade Bass Pickup

Nordstrand Audio Introduces the Zen Blade Bass Pickup

Nordstrand Audio’s pickup line has gotten a little bigger with the Zen Blade, a classic sidewinder-style pickup with a ceramic bar magnet and slotted steel blade. The design allows for even tone across the fretboard and steady impedance, Nordstrand says. “One of its finest qualities is that the difference between its parallel and series personalities is subtle, creating a dimension...

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Nordstrand Audio Unveils the Nordenbocker Pickup

Nordstrand Audio Unveils the Nordenbocker Pickup

Nordstrand Audio has expanded their pickup line with a drop-in replacement to fit a Rickenbacker 4003 neck pickup. The Nordenbocker is Nordstrand’s Big Single pickup design housed in the unique pickup size. “It even uses your stock pickup screws,” the company writes. “Louder and more aggressive tones can now be found in your neck pickup to keep up with the...

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 aggression,” Nordstrand writes. “Its composition...

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 Cannibal Corpse, Alex Webster’s monstrous...

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 as a drop-in replacement for...

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 P bass vigor we all...

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 pickups and we are actually...

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 parts of the string movement,...

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 bass’s top as possible while...

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 writes. “Plus, as proven by...