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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Electric Bass Pickups

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    Basslines Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Basslines Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup
    Basslines Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup

    Traditional Jazz Bass tone.

    $57.95
    MSRP:
    $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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    DiMarzio Model P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard DiMarzio Model P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard
    DiMarzio Model P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard

    The DiMarzio Model P® pre-wired pickguard is a hum-cancelling two-piece pickup and pickguard that brings big,...

    $139.99
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    $199.99 (save 30%)
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  4. EMG EMG-35CS Active Ceramic Steel Bass Pickup EMG EMG-35CS Active Ceramic Steel Bass Pickup
    $99.00
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    $129.99 (save 24%)
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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
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    $229.99 (save 22%)
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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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  3. Bartolini MMC MusicMan Bass Pickup Bartolini MMC MusicMan Bass Pickup
    Bartolini MMC MusicMan Bass Pickup

    Bright, smooth humbucker - strong lows and low mids.

    $99.99
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    $134.00 (save 25%)
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    DiMarzio DP145 Will Power Bass Neck Pickup DiMarzio DP145 Will Power Bass Neck Pickup
    DiMarzio DP145 Will Power Bass Neck Pickup

    Deep-sounding with great low-end definition.

    $99.99
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    $134.99 (save 26%)
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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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  2. 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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    Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2 Fender N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups Set of 2
    $104.94
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  4. Aguilar DCB-G4 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-G4 Bass Pickup Set
    $225.00
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    $300.00 (save 25%)
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  1. Aguilar AG 4M 4-String MusicMan Pickup Aguilar AG 4M 4-String MusicMan Pickup
    $109.00
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    $145.00 (save 25%)
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  2. Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
    Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup

    Reduces hum, increases tonal range, and adds growl.

    $74.99
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    $88.00 (save 15%)
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  3. 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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    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.

    $94.97
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    $159.99 (save 41%)
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  1. Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set
    $195.00
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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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  3. 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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    Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups Fender Custom Shop '62 P Bass Pickups
    $119.99
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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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