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Electric Bass Pickups

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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 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
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    $129.99 (save 24%)
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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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    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
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    $159.99 (save 38%)
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    Seymour Duncan SPB-2 Hot Precision Bass Pickup Seymour Duncan SPB-2 Hot Precision Bass Pickup
    $64.95
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    Seymour Duncan SMB-4a MusicMan Alnico Bass Pickup Seymour Duncan SMB-4a MusicMan Alnico Bass Pickup
    $84.95
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    Seymour Duncan SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Precision Bass Pickup Seymour Duncan SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Precision Bass Pickup
    $79.95
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    $114.00 (save 30%)
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    Seymour Duncan STK-J2 Hot Stack Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan STK-J2 Hot Stack Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
    $75.95
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    $109.00 (save 30%)
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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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  3. 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.

    $111.12
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    $159.99 (save 31%)
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    Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit
    Basslines SMB-4DS Bassline Pickup and Tone Circuit

    Powerful 4-string, ceramic magnet, hum-canceling pickup. 3-band tone circuit designed specially for mid- and...

    $178.16
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    $282.00 (save 37%)
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    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...

    $169.16
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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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    Bartolini Classic Bass Series 5-String MM Dual Coil Pickup Bartolini Classic Bass Series 5-String MM Dual Coil Pickup
    $110.00
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    $137.00 (save 20%)
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    DiMarzio Model J Bass Pre-Wired Pickup Set DiMarzio Model J Bass Pre-Wired Pickup Set
    DiMarzio Model J Bass Pre-Wired Pickup Set

    The Dimarzio Model J™ pickups reproduce the warmth and roundness of the traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound...

    $199.99
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    $269.99 (save 26%)
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    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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    Bartolini Classic Bass Series 4-String J Bass Single Coil Bright Tone Neck Pickup Short Bartolini Classic Bass Series 4-String J Bass Single Coil Bright Tone Neck Pickup Short
    $66.00
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    Fender Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $134.99
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    $125.54
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    Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set
    $199.00
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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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