Tag Archives: Nordstrand Pickups

De Gier Guitars and Basses

Sander of De Gier Guitars and Basses from Schiedam, The Netherlands, started as a luthiers apprentice.  He has been building for 20+ years and produces approximately 40 instruments a year. Why do you build instruments? Passion, I love doing it, I wouldn’t know anything else I’d rather do. When did you … Continue reading

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builder profile: mike lull custom guitars

1995 in Bellvue, Washington, Mike Lull Custom Guitars launched after Mike spent years as a top notch guitar repair tech, including having his own repair business. Since the launch of these two lines (guitars and basses) Mike’s business has continued to grow and he has created and repaired instruments for thousands … Continue reading

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Builder Profile: Lake Effect Guitars™– Great Instruments from the Great Lakes

Lake Effect Guitars is headed up by owner Paul Jollineau. Paul has been building for four years. Paul loves the technical aspects of acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. What inspired you to become a luthier? It started out as a hobby when I was collecting older models of Fender basses. I found that I … Continue reading

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Big J-Blade: The Comparison

Big Blade Jazz-Style Bass Pickup The Big J-Blade is Jazz-style single coil pickup, with a continuous sensing blade offered in two different winds to provide the style of tone specific to the individual player. One wind provides a “warm and wooly” tone, while an alternate wind provides a “clean and … Continue reading

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builder profile: little guitar works–innovative ergonomic design

Jerome Little, of Little Guitar Works, began building basses in 1994 after a lifetime of woodworking and serious bass study since the age of 13. After building his first bass on his own, the passion was further fueled after attending the Formentera Guitar Building Institute on the Spanish island of Formentera … 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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jay bouche uses nvt-a3 pickups

Talented New Orleans guitarist, Jay Bouche, loves his Nordstrand nvt-a3 pickups. This is what he had to say about them: “After I put the Nordstrand nvt-a3 pickups in my red Tele, I was so impressed that I placed an order and put them in 3 of my other working man’s … Continue reading

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Rafe Bradford

Rafe Bradford’s musical journey from dukey to domro to divas Rafe Bradford sat mesmerized in front of the TV. As a young kid in the late 1970s, the future bass extraordinaire saw George Duke and his keytar perform the goofball funk hit “Dukey Stick” on Wolfman Jack’s “Midnight Special Show.” … Continue reading

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