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    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Pickup Set Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Pickup Set
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 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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    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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    EMG MM HZ Passive 4 String Bass Pickup EMG MM HZ Passive 4 String Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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    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
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    $169.99 (save 30%)
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    Basslines APJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Electric Bass Pickup Set Basslines APJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Electric Bass Pickup Set
    Basslines APJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Electric Bass Pickup Set

    Active, vintage-voiced, hum-canceling ppickups for 4-string Jazz and P-Basses with an exposed pole piece look....

    $157.95
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    $226.00 (save 30%)
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    Fender Noiseless J Bass 2-Pickup Set Fender Noiseless J Bass 2-Pickup Set
    Fender Noiseless J Bass 2-Pickup Set

    Sounds just like a '60s Jazz Bass without the hum.

    $159.99
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    $199.99 (save 20%)
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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.

    $89.95
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    $159.99 (save 44%)
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    EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG J-X Active Bass Pickup Set

    Offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the clarity and response that EMG's...

    $179.00
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    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    DiMarzio DP148 Ultra Jazz Bridge Pickup DiMarzio DP148 Ultra Jazz Bridge Pickup
    DiMarzio DP148 Ultra Jazz Bridge Pickup

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

    $59.99
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    $84.99 (save 29%)
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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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    $169.95 (save 6%)
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  3. 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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    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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    $159.99 (save 38%)
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    Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set
    Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set

    If you took the best selling bass in the world and over-wound the pickups for more punch, mid-range, bass and...

    $159.99
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    $199.99 (save 20%)
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  2. Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups
    $119.99
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    $149.99 (save 20%)
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    EMG PHZ Passive Electric Bass Guitar Pickup EMG PHZ Passive Electric Bass Guitar Pickup
    EMG PHZ Passive Electric Bass Guitar Pickup

    Side-by-side setup with ceramic magnet and steel core for fatter tone. Direct replacement for all Fender and...

    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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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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    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup
    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup

    Adds depth and smooth tone.

    $109.99
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    $141.00 (save 22%)
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  2. Bartolini 59J1 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Bartolini 59J1 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Bartolini 59J1 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Reduces hum, increases tonal range, and adds growl.

    $139.99
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    $187.00 (save 25%)
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    EMG EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup EMG EMG-45DC Dual Coil 6-String Active Bass Pickup
    $99.00
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    $129.99 (save 24%)
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  4. Aguilar AG DCB-D2 5-String Bass Guitar Pickup Set Aguilar AG DCB-D2 5-String Bass Guitar Pickup Set
    $225.00
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    $300.00 (save 25%)
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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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