endorser profile: Ten Years with Igor Saavedra, Renaissance Man

If you are not acquainted with extended range or solo bass then you may not know the name Igor Saavedra. If that’s the case, here is a chance to learn some about a master musician, career educator and Renaissance Man, and about his latest album, Organic Bass 1. Igor has … Continue reading

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Alberto Rigoni inspires the BigRig HC pickup

Ok bass fans, out of nowhere, we have a new pickup design that is just killer! Alberto Rigoni asked about a custom pickup for a Warwick bass he is having made. I can’t reveal details about it yet, but it’s hum cancelling and sounds both balanced and massive at the … Continue reading

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Finding Tone with Jeff Potts

We switched out the stock Ibanez pickups in Jeff Potts’ guitar with some Nordstrand NVH Pickups.  So what’s the difference?  Check it out!   About the tone of Jeff Potts’ NVH This is a hot-rodded version of a traditional humbucker with an Alnico V bar magnet. It is slightly overwound … Continue reading

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Dean “Dino” Monoxelos shows off the Big Blades

Thank you Dino for this sweet demo of our Big Blades. Learn more about Dino at his website www.monotunesmusic.com

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Nordstrand Video Archive

Over the past several years we’ve put together dozens of bass demo videos documenting the latest happenings at the shop, demos of pickups and instruments, videos about building guitars and basses, discussions and jamming with some of our favorite players and videos about the creative process as a whole. There’s … Continue reading

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Carey Nordstrand and Maurilio Mina

Carey Nordstrand and Maurilio Mina are building some of the music industries best built instruments. These instruments not only look and play great, they are also used by countless professional touring and recording musicians. Maurilio “Mo” Mina has been working at the Nordstrand Shop since 2007. He assembles all of … Continue reading

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Amanda Ruzza: A Musical Chameleon

A few years back, amid NAMM buzz, bassist Amanda Ruzza escaped the mega music convention’s sensory overload at the Nordstrand booth for a bit of respite. And, no surprise, after checking out a few of our high-end instruments, she didn’t leave anytime soon. As she made music, we filled her … Continue reading

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Dan Lutz Signature Nordy DL vM5

Dan Lutz is one of LA’s finest and busiest bassists. Dan is versed in all genres of music and plays electric and double bass equally fierce. Lutz is the musical director for Jonathan Butler, and has upcoming shows overseas with both Butler and Oleta Adams. Dan Lutz recently received his … Continue reading

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Nordy vP5 Auction for Nepal Earthquake Relief

We here at Nordstrand Pickups and Guitars were devastated when we heard the news about the earthquake in Nepal. Thousands of people lost their lives and millions will be affected for years to come. When we heard that bassist, Steven Friedman, was auctioning a Nordstrand bass and will be donating … Continue reading

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Nordy Basses In The Works

Check out some of the new Nordy basses we’re working on in the shop. First up is a very unique Nordy vM5 that is being custom made for LA touring and session bassist Dan Lutz. It will have an alder body, and a one piece maple neck. This bass will … Continue reading

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