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MF MD HG Ask Our Gearheads 07-08-14

Bass Pickups

  1. Bass Pickups (124)

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  1. Top Rated
    Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups
    Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups

    Maximum output, extended frequency range.

    $64.95
    MSRP:
    $93.00 (save 30%)
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    DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set

    Breathe new life into your bass by replacing its stock pickups with the DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck & Bridge Bass...

    $119.99
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set

    DiMarzio Model J(TM) pickups reproduce the warmth and roundness of the traditional Fender Jazz Bass sound with...

    $119.99
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Reduces hum, increases tonal range, and adds growl.

    $129.99
    MSRP:
    $176.00 (save 26%)
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    Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup
    Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup

    These painstaking reproductions of 1962 Precision Bass® pups are also used on the American Vintage '62 P Bass....

    $89.99
    MSRP:
    $109.99 (save 18%)
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    EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup
    EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup

    Natural presence, powerful lows, punchy midrange, and superior definition

    $95.00
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 27%)
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    EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set
    EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set

    A set of two bass pickups with a combo of vintage and new design ideas to deliver classic tone with modern...

    $179.00
    MSRP:
    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass
    DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass

    Widen the sound of your gear with a Split P pickup. Each half of this unique double-blade P-style pickup is a...

    Starting at $84.99
    MSRP:
    $119.99 (save 29%)
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    Basslines SJ5-3S Quarter-Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz Bass Set Basslines SJ5-3S Quarter-Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz Bass Set
    Basslines SJ5-3S Quarter-Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz...

    This is a high-output true single-coil pickup set for 5-string bass guitar. Recommended for blues, classic...

    $124.99
    MSRP:
    $179.00 (save 30%)
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    EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup
    EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup

    Beefy yet brilliantly clear sound.

    $99.00
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 24%)
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    Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Reduces hum and increases tonal range.

    $139.99
    MSRP:
    $187.00 (save 25%)
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    EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set

    Increases low-frequency response while maintaining traditional tone.<br />

    $159.00
    MSRP:
    $209.99 (save 24%)
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  1. EMG Geezer Butler Signature PJ Bass Pickup Set EMG Geezer Butler Signature PJ Bass Pickup Set
    $139.00
    MSRP:
    $239.99 (save 42%)
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    DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard
    DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard

    The DiMarzio Split P™ pre-wired pickguard is EQ'd to expand the range of your bass by extending both low- and...

    $169.99
    MSRP:
    $219.99 (save 23%)
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    EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set

    The P-X Active Bass Pickup Set offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the...

    $109.00
    MSRP:
    $139.99 (save 22%)
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    $101.37
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    DiMarzio DP120 Model One Bass Humbucker Pickup DiMarzio DP120 Model One Bass Humbucker Pickup
    DiMarzio DP120 Model One Bass Humbucker Pickup

    By combining the Model One LF pickup as the "woofer" with a split P, DiMarzio Model P, or DiMarzio Model J as...

    $89.99
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 31%)
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    DiMarzio DP149 Ultra Jazz Bass Pickup Set DiMarzio DP149 Ultra Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP149 Ultra Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Lows are deeper, highs are more percussive and the mid-range is round but not muddy.

    $119.99
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    EMG JAX Bass Pickup Set EMG JAX Bass Pickup Set
    EMG JAX Bass Pickup Set

    A set of two bass pickups with vintage sound, an expansive midrange, and commanding lows.

    $179.00
    MSRP:
    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    $166.47
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    Shadow Double Side Upright Bass Professional Bridge Pickup Shadow Double Side Upright Bass Professional Bridge Pickup
    $189.60
    MSRP:
    $272.55 (save 30%)
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  4. Aguilar AG 4J-HC Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-HC Bass Pickup Set
    $189.00
    MSRP:
    $249.00 (save 24%)
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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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