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    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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    $129.27
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    EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set
    $99.00
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    EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG PJ-X Active Bass Pickup Set

    Combines the EMG P-X and a versatile EMG LJ-X active bass pickups. The P-X adds warmth and incredible low-end...

    $179.00
    MSRP:
    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    $166.47
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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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    EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set

    Expand your bottom line with this powerful pickup combo!

    $159.00
    MSRP:
    $209.99 (save 24%)
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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
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    $129.99 (save 24%)
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    $92.07
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    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
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    $93.00 (save 30%)
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    Aguilar AG 4J-HC Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-HC Bass Pickup Set
    $189.00
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    $249.00 (save 24%)
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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
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    $159.99 (save 25%)
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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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    $116.24
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    Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set
    $159.99
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    $127.99
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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
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    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    $111.59
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    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Bass PJ Set Pickup Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Bass PJ Set Pickup
    $122.95
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    $176.00 (save 30%)
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    Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup
    $89.99
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    EMG 40HZ Passive 5 String Bass Pickup EMG 40HZ Passive 5 String Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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    $82.77
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    Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup
    Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup

    High output, true single-coil.

    $57.95
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    $83.00 (save 30%)
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    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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    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
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    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    DiMarzio Model P DP122 Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass DiMarzio Model P DP122 Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass
    DiMarzio Model P DP122 Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass

    Breathe new life into any bass by replacing its stock pickup with a DiMarzio Model P. This hum-canceling...

    $69.99
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    $94.99 (save 26%)
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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
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    $129.99 (save 31%)
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    $83.69
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No matter whether you're in the process of piecing together a new electric bass from scratch or just looking to update a trusty instrument, there are plenty of reasons to look into bass pickups. Because they affect everything that comes after them (including your pedals and amplifier) pickups have a big impact on your sound. There are a few major variables to consider when looking for the right pickups for your instrument and musical style. Pickups can be either single or double-coil, moderate or high-output, passive or active and vintage or modern. We'll take these terms one at a time, starting with coil: all magnetic pickups contain a wire coil wrapped around a spindle. The original pickups were single-coil, which delivered great sound but could be noisy since they would transmit electrical hum along with the vibration of the strings. The industry response to this was the "humbucker," which used two coils to cancel out the hum for a cleaner sound. That doesn't make single-coil pickups wrong, though—just different. Today, each coil type is used to give a specific tonal character. If you're looking for bright, crisp sound with sharp note definition, you're leaning toward single-coil bass pickups. For a more powerful, heavier sound, consider Humbuckers. Your choice of output is mostly going to depend on how much distortion you want. Higher-output (or "hotter") pickups send a stronger signal to the amplifier, meaning that you'll probably get distortion at any setting. If you want a clear, lighter sound, stick with moderate-output pickups. The higher the output, the darker the tone tends to become. Maybe you're wondering why you can't have distortion and definition together. In fact, you can: that's one way that the difference between active and passive pickups comes into play. Active pickups are models with built-in preamps that give them the highest output of any pickup and also do some shaping of the tone before it even gets to your main amp. Active pickups are a popular choice for the bass since they produce a signal that's noise-free yet very strong. Deciding on a pickup is the art of choosing how to combine all of these technical characteristics to create the right sound for you. For example, consider an active dual-coil pickup for room-shaking bass power or a single-coil moderate output pickup for lively, agile tones. Looking for an even more unique sound? Consider a vintage pickup. These are made using pre-1970 craftsmanship techniques to emulate the character of pickups from that era. Reading up on particular vintage-style pickups is a good idea, since each one has its own unique behaviors. Whether you go vintage or modern, active or passive, the key is to find the best pickups for your personal tastes. It's really is a matter of preference, so you can be sure that as long as you've done your homework, whichever pickups you choose will be the right ones for you.

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