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  1. Aguilar AG 4J-70 70's Era 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-70 70's Era 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $149.00
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    $199.00 (save 25%)
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  2. 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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  3. Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $149.99
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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
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    $129.99 (save 31%)
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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 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
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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  3. EMG HZ Passive Bass Pickup EMG HZ Passive 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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  1. 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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    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup
    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup

    Adds depth and smooth tone.

    $139.99
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    $141.00 (save 1%)
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  3. Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.0 5-String Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.0 5-String
    Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 4.0 5-String

    These are 4.0" pickups for a 5-string bass from Lace's environmentally friendly Alumitone series.

    $112.00
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    $159.99 (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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  1. Aguilar AG 5J-60 '60s Era 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-60 '60s Era 5-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $189.00
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    $249.00 (save 24%)
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  2. Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2 Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2
    $159.99
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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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    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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  1. Aguilar 6SS-D4 Super Single 6-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set Aguilar 6SS-D4 Super Single 6-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set
    $225.00
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    $300.00 (save 25%)
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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
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    $219.99 (save 23%)
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  3. Aguilar AG 5P/J-HC 5-String Precision/Jazz Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5P/J-HC 5-String Precision/Jazz Pickup Set
    $209.00
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    $279.00 (save 25%)
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  4. Aguilar AG 5J-HOT - Hot 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-HOT - Hot 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $205.00
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    $275.00 (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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