dual coils.

humbucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups

This is a modern design dual coil humbucking pickup. Pickups like these are usually found on very high end basses. They use Alnico V magnets and the traditional bi-pole layout with two poles per string. It’s almost like two Jazz Bass® stlye pickups in one cover.

These pickups are available in two different versions. One set is designed to be wired in parallel, and the other in series. The reason we do this is that a pickup that is made to sound good wired parallel will usually be too hot and dark sounding if wires in series. So, we put less wire on a series dual coil than a parallel dual coil. In general, a pickup wired in series will have a fuller and fatter midrange with a subdued high end than a pickup wired in parallel, which will typically have more highs and a deeper low end with a cleaner midrange. Series pickups also have more output than parallel pickups. Parallel pickups are generally a better choice for a split-able installation, as there will not be the gain loss associated with series pickups.

*now available with Alnico III (A3) Magnets
Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend A3 for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and A5 is great for a modern slap type thing or an R and B sound.

These pickups are available only in black plastic covers with exposed pole pieces.

4 String Set – $260.00 – purchase now
4 String Bridge or Neck Single Pickup $131.00- purchase now

5 String Set – $328.00 – purchase now
5 String Bridge or Neck Single Pickup $164.00 – purchase now

6 String Set – $425.00- purchase now
6 String Bridge or Neck Single Pickup $215.00 – purchase now

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Available Sizes:

4 String:
Bartolini® BC (3.99″ x 1.27)
EMG35® (1.51″ x 3.52″)
EMG40® (1.51″ x 4.02″)

5 String:
Bartolini® P2 (4.27″ x 1.27″)
EMG40® (1.51″ x 4.02″)
EMG45® (1.51″ x 4.52″)

6 String:
Bartolini® P4 (4.675″ x 1.27″)
EMG45® (1.51″ x 4.52″)

Artists using this pickup:

  Ben Williams
  Edo Castro
  Federico Malamn
  Igor Saavedra
  Juan Aldrete (Mars Volta)
  Owen Biddle (John Legend, The Roots, Al Greene, Baba Maal, Mister Barrington)
  Paulo Roberto Diniz Jr (Jota Quest – Brazil)
  Rafe Bradford
  Robin Zielhorst (Excivious, Cynic)
  Roland Guerin
  Scott Pazera
  Steve DiGiorgio
  Stew McKinsey
  The Zamora (Alien Ant Farm)
  Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton, ScottHenderson, Robben Ford)

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