single coil 4-string jazz-type bass pickups

The NJ4 is a vintage single coil J-style pickup made with 60’s era correct Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. In winding these pickups we use a simulated hand wound pattern lowering the resonant peak of the pickup, resulting in a pleasing, yet present high end. These pickups have a very even and full sound with the snap and grind associated with the classic basses of that time.

This pickup is available with an alternative “70’s wind” featuring enamel wire and have less winds than the 60’s version.  This results in a clearer more open sound with less midrange warmth that is more reminiscent of the Marcus Miller type of tone.

NJ4 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 A3 like a 60’s vintage 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. A5 is great for a modern slap or an R & B sound.

*now available in the Jazz Bar shell

Set – $164.00 – purchase now

Bridge or Neck Single Pickup – $84.00 – purchase now

  • Classic single coil
  • The NJ4 includes black covers with exposed pole pieces
  • Available tailored to taste, with magnet and wind options

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