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  1. Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.5 6-String Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.5 6-String
    Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.5 6-String

    These are 4.5" pickups for a 6-string bass from Lace's environmentally friendly Alumitone series.

    $119.00
    MSRP:
    $169.99 (save 30%)
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    $95.20
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  2. DiMarzio DP247 Area J Neck Pickup DiMarzio DP247 Area J Neck Pickup
    DiMarzio DP247 Area J Neck Pickup

    Vintage J Bass sound with hum canceling.

    $69.99
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    $94.99 (save 26%)
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  3. Seymour Duncan P Bass Pickup Cover Seymour Duncan P Bass Pickup Cover
    $11.95
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    $17.00 (save 30%)
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  4. Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set
    $199.00
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    $265.00 (save 25%)
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  1. Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Pickup Set Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Pickup Set
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Pickup Set

    Maintains authentic J-Bass tone and character but with extended frequency response and articulation.

    $284.95
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    $325.00 (save 12%)
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  2. Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck
    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck

    Jazz bass style with the perfect balance of lows to highs.

    $95.00
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    $125.00 (save 24%)
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    EMG 35HZ Passive 4 String Bass Pickup EMG 35HZ Passive 4 String Bass Pickup
    EMG 35HZ Passive 4 String Bass Pickup

    A dual-coil design for low noise and plenty of output.

    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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  4. Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck & Bridge Set Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck & Bridge Set
    Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck &...

    The full-length dual blades of the ASB-BO Blackouts accommodate maximum string spacings up to 3.10" for a...

    $187.95
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    $268.00 (save 30%)
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    $174.79
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  1. Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
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  2. Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Bridge Pickup Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Bridge Pickup
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Bridge Pickup

    Maintains authentic J-Bass tone and character but with extended frequency response and articulation.

    $159.95
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    $169.95 (save 6%)
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    $127.96
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    Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit
    Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit

    Powerful 4-string, ceramic magnet, hum-canceling pickup. 3-band tone circuit designed specially for mid- and...

    $197.95
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    $282.00 (save 30%)
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  4. Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
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  1. Shadow 4 String Acoustic Bass Bridge Pickup with Saddle Shadow 4 String Acoustic Bass Bridge Pickup with Saddle
    $79.99
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    $114.95 (save 30%)
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  2. Aguilar AG 5J-HC 5-String Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-HC 5-String Bass Pickup Set
    $219.00
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    $289.00 (save 24%)
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  3. Aguilar 4SS-D1 Super Single 4-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set Aguilar 4SS-D1 Super Single 4-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set
    $165.00
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  4. Aguilar AG 5J-HOT - Hot 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-HOT - Hot 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $205.00
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  1. Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge Set Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge Set
    Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge...

    The full-length dual blades of the ASB-BO Blackouts accommodate maximum string spacings up to 2.70" for a...

    $187.95
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    $268.00 (save 30%)
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  2. Basslines ASB-BO-5n Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass - Neck position Basslines ASB-BO-5n Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass - Neck position
    Basslines ASB-BO-5n Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass -...

    The full-length dual blades of the active ASB-BO-5n Blackouts accommodates maximum string spacings up to 3.10"...

    $97.95
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    $139.00 (save 30%)
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  3. Aguilar AG 5P-60 '60s Era 5-String P Bass Pickup Aguilar AG 5P-60 '60s Era 5-String P Bass Pickup
    $119.00
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    $159.00 (save 25%)
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  4. Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge
    Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge

    Jazz bass style with the perfect balance of lows to highs.

    $79.00
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    $99.00 (save 20%)
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Being able to customize your bass is just one of the benefits of modern instrument design. Manufacturers have made it relatively easy to switch out pickups in order to allow the bassist to upgrade or experiment with different styles. Since these little devices have a big impact on your bass tone, it’s a good idea to ensure yours is operating just the way you want it. The two main types of bass pickups are magnetic and piezoelectric or ‘piezo’ for short. Both respond differently to the bass’ vibrations so examining their differences is key to figuring out what you want. Magnetic pickups like the EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set and the Fender Custom Shop 60s J-bass option use interior magnets to absorb the string vibrations and transmit them to your amp. These typically are installed under the strings but do not make contact. The magnetic force is very effective in transmitting not only your bass tone but the powerful vibration behind it. Piezo pickups like the Dtar Bass Soundspot pickup operate by using crystals to absorb the bass vibrations and are often mounted either under the saddle or on the bridge. You’ll often find the piezo styled pickups paired with the standard magnetic option and a preamp. They work using direct contact so the result is more precise which is why these are considered to be higher end. Different pickup designs also can have an impact on your bass tone. Single coil pickups like the Basslines AJB-5 Active bass pickup are known to have a distinct hum and offer a bright and clear tone. Jazz bass pickups like the Joe Barden J-style line are still considered single coil and are also one of the more common options for jazz player since they are considered to have a ‘fat’ and punchy tone. Humbuckers, like the Dimarzio DP120 Model One do away with the hum that single coil pickups are known for, giving you a clean and warm tone. Soap bar pickups on the other hand, like the Lace Alumintone Bass Bar have a more modern feel with the tightly sealed construction and tendency to be used with 5 or 6 stringed bass guitars. They have a crystal clear tone that is ready to be manipulated by your pedal board. Your bass tone is only as good as the pickup that registers it. When you want to be able to create a signature sound, finding a bass pickup that pairs perfectly and makes your carefully chosen bass sound even better is ideal. The array of options available gives you the opportunity to try out different pickups and change it up any time you want.

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