fat stacks.

stacked humbucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups

These are a proprietary Nordstrand design. The traditional bi-pole magnet layout was, literally, twisted in a new direction. By rotating the pole 45 degrees for each set we have increased the size of the traditional J style coil by 50%, making it wider, or “fatter”. This results in a larger aperature, which captures more harmonic content from the string, resulting in a “fatter” tone. These pickups have a tone reminiscent of a J style single coil, but they are bigger and bolder. Full range and a present but pleasant high end response. These pickups have a great deal of midrange detail and fullness. Due to the naturally lower output of this design, these pickups can sometimes benefit from a pre-amp with 3 or more db of gain.

These pickups are shipped with three conductor wire for a split-able installation. When the third lead is shorted to ground only the top coil will remain active for a louder, more aggressive and mean version of the fat tone these pickups deliver (albeit with 60 cycle noise that single coils inherently possess). Think of it as a turbo charger for tone!

These pickups will fit as replacements for Bartolini™ P2 (5 string) and BC (4 string) pickups. Dimensions are 4.25″ by 1.25″ and 3.95″ by 1.25″ respectively. Standard spacing is 19mm ctc at the bridge.

4 String Set – $216.00 – purchase now
4 String Bridge or Neck Single Pickup $109.00 – purchase now

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

6 String Set – $312.00 – purchase now
6 String Bridge or Neck Single Pickup $156.00 – purchase now

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:

  Derrick Hodge
  Stew McKinsey
  Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Robben Ford)

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