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Seymour Duncan Releases The Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker Pickup

Seymour Duncan Releases The Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker Pickup

Seymour Duncan has added to their line of bass pickups with the Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker. The new model employs two coils that sit next to each other under a standard single-coil-sized cover. Duncan’s head of R&D Kevin Beller designed the pickups to get a warm, traditional sound with modern attributes to clean up the sound. “I’ve been playing...

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Jazz Bar Series

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Jazz Bar Series

Nordstrand Pickups has introduced the Jazz Bar pickup line, a series takes all of the company’s standard J-style pickups and puts them in soapbar shapes. Available in most popular EMG and Bartolini casing sizes, the JB Series includes Nordstrand’s single coil models (NJ4, NJ4 70’s, NJ5, and NJ6) as well as their hum canceling models (NJ4SV, NJ4SE, NJ5s, and NJ6s)....

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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 humbuckers are wired in parallel...

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 it really fills out the...

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 a frequency range of 10Hz...

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 factory with 42-gauge Formvar wire....

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 Shop pickup is available in...

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 include ABS plastic covers, a...

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. The new pickup set also...

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 NEO. The RJ NEO Split...