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  1. Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck & Bridge Set Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck & Bridge Set
    Basslines ASB-BO-5s Blackouts for 5-String Bass - Neck &...

    The full-length dual blades of the ASB-BO Blackouts accommodate maximum string spacings up to 3.10" for a...

    $187.95
    MSRP:
    $268.00 (save 30%)
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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...

    $197.95
    MSRP:
    $282.00 (save 30%)
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  3. Basslines APB-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass Basslines APB-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass
    Basslines APB-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Replacement Pickup...

    Fat, present tone. Warm and woody mids. Vintage looks hide a modern preamp. Ultra-quiet single battery preamp....

    $108.95
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    $156.00 (save 30%)
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  4. Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge
    Aguilar AG 4J-70 4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Bridge

    Jazz bass style with the perfect balance of lows to highs.

    $79.00
    MSRP:
    $99.00 (save 20%)
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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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  2. 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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  3. Basslines SJ5-3N Quarter Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar Basslines SJ5-3N Quarter Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar
    Basslines SJ5-3N Quarter Pounder Pickup for 5-String Jazz...

    This is a high-output true single-coil pickup for 5-string bass guitar. Recommended for blues, classic rock,...

    $66.95
    MSRP:
    $95.00 (save 30%)
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  4. Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 4 String Bass Bridge Pickup

    Maintains authentic J-Bass tone and character but with extended frequency response and articulation.

    $159.95
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    $169.95 (save 6%)
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    $108.77
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  1. 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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    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
    MSRP:
    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass
    Basslines SRB-1 Pickup for Rickenbacker Bass

    Improves tone and output over stock Rickenbacker bass pickups; also reduces noise and hum. Neck and bridge...

    $98.95
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    $141.00 (save 30%)
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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
    MSRP:
    $325.00 (save 12%)
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  1. 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
    MSRP:
    $134.00 (save 25%)
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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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  3. Bill Lawrence JB2 Jazz Bass Bridge Position Pickup Bill Lawrence JB2 Jazz Bass Bridge Position Pickup
    Bill Lawrence JB2 Jazz Bass Bridge Position Pickup

    The JB2 is the original Bill Lawrence 'Black-Label' vintage single coil Jazz Bass Pickup designed for the...

    $32.24
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    $75.00 (save 57%)
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  4. Basslines AJJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Jazz-Bass Pickup Set Basslines AJJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Jazz-Bass Pickup Set
    Basslines AJJ-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Jazz-Bass Pickup Set

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

    $157.95
    MSRP:
    $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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    $108.79
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  2. Aguilar DCB-G4 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-G4 Bass Pickup Set
    $225.00
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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.

    $112.00
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 30%)
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    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Pickup Set Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Pickup Set
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 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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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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