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    Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 3.5 4-String Bass Guitar Pickup Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 3.5 4-String Bass Guitar Pickup
    Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 3.5 4-String Bass Guitar Pickup

    These are 3.5" pickups for a 4-string bass from Lace's environmentally friendly Alumitone series.

    $94.97
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  2. Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set
    $195.00
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    EMG EMG-MMTW Music Man Twin Active Bass Pickup EMG EMG-MMTW Music Man Twin Active Bass Pickup
    $120.00
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    $111.60
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    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set
    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set

    Dynamic vintage tone for today's five-string basses.

    $189.00
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  1. Aguilar AG 5J-60 '60s Era 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-60 '60s Era 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $189.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups
    $119.99
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  3. Lace USAB Ultra Slim Acoustic Bass Pickup Lace USAB Ultra Slim Acoustic Bass Pickup
    $119.00
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  4. Aguilar AG 4P/J-HC 4-String Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4P/J-HC 4-String Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $185.00
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    DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup...

    Warmth, sustain, and a clean, singing tone.

    $139.99
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    $199.99 (save 30%)
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  2. Basslines SCPB Single Coil Pickup for P Bass Basslines SCPB Single Coil Pickup for P Bass
    Basslines SCPB Single Coil Pickup for P Bass

    The original tone from the original design.

    $57.95
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  3. Aguilar AG 4J-HOT 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-HOT 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $165.00
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    EMG 40HZ Passive 5 String Bass Pickup EMG 40HZ Passive 5 String Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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    Joe Barden Pickups P-Style 4 String Bass Pickup Set Joe Barden Pickups P-Style 4 String Bass Pickup Set
    Joe Barden Pickups P-Style 4 String Bass Pickup Set

    P-Style Bass pickup rounds out the JBE bass lineup. They were designed to maintain authentic P-Bass tone and...

    $159.95
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  2. Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup

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

    $159.95
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    Shadow SH 951 Single Side Upright Bass Bridge Pickup Shadow SH 951 Single Side Upright Bass Bridge Pickup
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    Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass
    Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass

    Improves tone and output over stock Rickenbacker bass pickups; also reduces noise and hum. Neck and bridge...

    $98.95
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  1. Bill Lawrence PB1 Vintage Alnico P-Bass Pickup Bill Lawrence PB1 Vintage Alnico P-Bass Pickup
    Bill Lawrence PB1 Vintage Alnico P-Bass Pickup

    The PB1 is the original Bill Lawrence 'Black-Label' vintage single coil Precision Bass Pickup. It is made of...

    $54.95
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    EMG JHZ Passive Bass Pickup Set EMG JHZ Passive Bass Pickup Set
    EMG JHZ Passive Bass Pickup Set

    Increased output and lower noise.

    $99.00
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  3. Aguilar AG 5M - 5 String MusicMan Pickup Aguilar AG 5M - 5 String MusicMan Pickup
    $119.00
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    $159.00 (save 25%)
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  4. Aguilar 6SS-D4 Super Single 6-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set Aguilar 6SS-D4 Super Single 6-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set
    $225.00
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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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