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builder profile: colibrí guitars and basses méxico

Rodrigo Javier Castellanos Garcia of Colibrí Guitars and Basses México, a man of many names who builds beautiful instruments, is from Mexico City.  Every time he contacts the shop we are bound to say his name in full.  With emphasis. Where are you located? We are located in Mexico City, in the … Continue reading

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bigrig – inspired hum canceling

The BigRig is a pickup came about very organically, as a result of a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. (Rigoni…Rig…that’s magic!) A dual 51 P style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept, but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand. What developed is a hum canceling pickup where … Continue reading

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Nordstrand On YouTube

check out the nordstrand youtube channel and subscribe. bass demo videos featuring the latest happenings at the shop, pickup and instrument demos, instrument building, the creative process and much more. Nordy vJ5 with NJ5 Carey Nordstrand demos a killer Nordy vJ5 loaded with Nordy NJ5 70’s wound pickups. Carey Talks … Continue reading

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Nordstrand Pickups Releases Alnico III line of bass pickups

Redlands, CA – February 4th, 2015- Following the incredible reception of the Alnico III NVT Tele pickup set, Nordstrand Pickups has decided to expand the use of Alnico III into a full line of bass pickups. Extensive testing has revealed alnico III to be a fantastic magnet for bass pickups – it’s sweeter, more … Continue reading

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Touching Bass with Julio Hernandez

Renowned bassist Julio Hernandez’s childhood was anything but humdrum, but Hernandez didn’t know it at the time. Whether he was jumping on crooner Paul Anka’s bed for a morning wakeup call or innocently attempting to snap a picture of camera shy, Lady Sings the Blues-era Diana Ross, brushes with fame … Continue reading

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