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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 JAX Bass Pickup Set EMG JAX Bass Pickup Set
    EMG JAX Bass Pickup Set

    A set of two bass pickups with vintage sound, an expansive midrange, and commanding lows.

    $179.00
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    $229.99 (save 22%)
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  3. 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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  4. 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
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    $268.00 (save 30%)
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  1. 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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  2. Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
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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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    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set
    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5-String Bass Pickup Set

    Dynamic vintage tone for today's five-string basses.

    $189.00
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    $249.00 (save 24%)
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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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    $260.00 (save 25%)
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  2. Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set
    $199.00
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  3. 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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    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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  1. Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
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  2. Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck
    Aguilar AG 5J-70 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup Neck

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

    $95.00
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    $125.00 (save 24%)
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    EMG 45HZ Passive 6 String Bass Pickup EMG 45HZ Passive 6 String Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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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
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    $282.00 (save 30%)
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  1. Aguilar AG 6J-HC 6-String Jazz Bass Passive Pickup Set Aguilar AG 6J-HC 6-String Jazz Bass Passive Pickup Set
    $249.00
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    $329.00 (save 24%)
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  2. Fender Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $149.99
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    $199.99 (save 25%)
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  3. Joe Barden Pickups '50s P-Style Bass Pickup Joe Barden Pickups '50s P-Style Bass Pickup
    $169.95
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  4. Aguilar DCB-D1 4-String Dual Ceramic Bar Magnet Set Aguilar DCB-D1 4-String Dual Ceramic Bar Magnet Set
    $195.00
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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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