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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 in four and five-string sets...

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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 Alnico V magnets. The AG...

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 output jack is held tightly...

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 produce what the company describes...

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. Lace describes the new “Man...

GFS Pickups Introduces REDactive Bass Pickups

GFS Pickups Introduces REDactive Bass Pickups

GFS Pickups has announced new REDactive series of pickups, including Jazz and P Bass styles. The pickups are low impedance, noiseless models with internal preamplifiers. Each pickup is vintage voiced and “position calibrated” by their coils and the internal preamplifier. Beyond standard configurations, each pickup can be matched with REDactive components including pots, jacks, caps, and switches to personalize your...

Aguilar Introduces HOT Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups

Aguilar Introduces HOT Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups

Aguilar has introduced a new set of pickups called the HOT series. The Hot P and Hot J pickups act as direct replacements for 4-string Fender P-Bass and Jazz pickups but feature larger, 16mm magnets and an over-wound design. The result is a hotter output that Aguilar says adds a big and loud tone while retaining the grit and nuance....

Aguilar Introduces AG 4P/J-HC Hum-Canceling Pickup Set

Aguilar Introduces AG 4P/J-HC Hum-Canceling Pickup Set

Aguilar has followed up their hum-canceling J-pickups with the AG 4P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set, which combines their 4P-60 and 4J-HC pickups. Wound in Aguilar’s New York City factory, the set is a direct replacement for 4-string Fender P-Bass and Jazz bridge pickups. The company describes the set as “well-balanced with a flexible array of tones.” As with the 4J-HC...

Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar Bass Pickup

Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar Bass Pickup

Reed James Custom Pickups has added a new pickup to their RJ NEO line. The Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar bass pickup combines neodymium and Alnico components into a single pickup with one of the coils mimicking a vintage Jazz bass pickup while the other is a neodymium powered coil. Four conductor lead wires allow for switching from full humbucker...

Aguilar Introduces Hum-Canceling J-Style Bass Series Pickups

Aguilar Introduces Hum-Canceling J-Style Bass Series Pickups

Aguilar has introduced a pair of new hum-canceling single coil pickups called the AG 4J-HC and AG 5J-HC. Made for 4- and 5-string basses respectively, the pickups act as direct replacements for 4- and 5-string Fender Jazz and other J-style basses. The new pickups were designed to eliminate the hum that comes from neck and bridge pickups being at different...

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces NP4V Vintage P Pickup

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces NP4V Vintage P Pickup

Nordstand Pickups has expanded their NP4 line with the NP4V, a P-style pickup designed to deliver old school tone. The new pickup is “made to exacting early 60’s specs”, including its vintage correct size traditional Alnico V magnets. The NP4V acts as a direct replacement and fits into nearly all P-style basses. Its split coil hum-canceling configuration offers noise-free operation,...

Watson Pickups Launches Product Line

Watson Pickups Launches Product Line

Watson Guitars has just launched a new pickups company, specializing in a variety of bass pickups. Run by former Nordstrand employee Michael Cooper, Watson Pickups’ new line offers products ranging from vintage replacements to completely custom creations for extended-range instruments. Cooper designed the entire line. “My current favorite design is a tap-able modern P pickup,” Cooper explains, “which fits into...