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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
    MSRP:
    $109.99 (save 19%)
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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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    $149.99 (save 20%)
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    EMG 35DC Dual Coil 4-String Active Bass Pickup EMG 35DC Dual Coil 4-String Active Bass Pickup
    EMG 35DC Dual Coil 4-String Active Bass Pickup

    Beefy yet brilliant with powerful output

    $99.00
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 24%)
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    Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Divided Bass Pickup Kit Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Divided Bass Pickup Kit
    $289.99
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    $339.00 (save 14%)
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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
    MSRP:
    $84.99 (save 29%)
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    Aguilar AG 4J-60 4-String Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-60 4-String Bass Pickup Set
    Aguilar AG 4J-60 4-String Bass Pickup Set

    Modeled after a mid-'60s single coil Jazz Bass pickup.

    $159.00
    MSRP:
    $199.00 (save 20%)
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    DiMarzio Ultra Jazz Bass Prewired Pickup Set DiMarzio Ultra Jazz Bass Prewired Pickup Set
    DiMarzio Ultra Jazz Bass Prewired Pickup Set

    Easy to install to make lows deeper, highs more percussive, and the mid-range round but not muddy.

    $199.99
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    $269.99 (save 26%)
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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
    MSRP:
    $199.99 (save 30%)
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    Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $149.99
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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
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 38%)
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    EMG 45HZ Passive 6 String Bass Pickup EMG 45HZ Passive 6 String Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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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
    MSRP:
    $83.00 (save 30%)
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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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    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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    $114.56
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    Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups
    $119.99
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    Fender Original Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Original Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $119.99
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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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    $83.69
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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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    Aguilar AG 6J-HC 6-String Jazz Bass Passive Pickup Set Aguilar AG 6J-HC 6-String Jazz Bass Passive Pickup Set
    $249.00
    MSRP:
    $329.00 (save 24%)
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    Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2 Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2
    $159.99
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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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