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  1. Basslines AJB-5 Active 5-String Single-Coil Bass Pickup Basslines AJB-5 Active 5-String Single-Coil Bass Pickup
    Basslines AJB-5 Active 5-String Single-Coil Bass Pickup

    These active pickups for 5-string basses were designed with the needs of modern bass players and their...

    $108.95
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    $156.00 (save 30%)
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  2. Aguilar AG 4P-HOT Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4P-HOT Bass Pickup Set
    $119.00
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    $159.00 (save 25%)
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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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    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. EMG HZ Passive Bass Pickup EMG HZ Passive Bass Pickup
    $89.00
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    $109.99 (save 19%)
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    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup
    Bartolini 8S P-Bass Pickup

    Adds depth and smooth tone.

    $109.99
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    $141.00 (save 22%)
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  3. 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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  4. EMG EMG-35CS Active Ceramic Steel Bass Pickup EMG EMG-35CS Active Ceramic Steel Bass Pickup
    $99.00
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    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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    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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    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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    Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set Aguilar AG DCB-G3 4-String Set
    $195.00
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    Aguilar AG 6P-60 P Bass Pickup Aguilar AG 6P-60 P Bass Pickup
    $125.00
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    Aguilar AG 4J-HOT 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4J-HOT 4-String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $165.00
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    Aguilar AG 4M 4-String MusicMan Pickup Aguilar AG 4M 4-String MusicMan Pickup
    $109.00
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    Aguilar AG 5M - 5 String MusicMan Pickup Aguilar AG 5M - 5 String MusicMan Pickup
    $119.00
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    Aguilar AG 4P/J-HC 4-String Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 4P/J-HC 4-String Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $185.00
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    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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  3. Basslines ASB-BO-4 Blackouts Pickup for 4-string Bass Basslines ASB-BO-4 Blackouts Pickup for 4-string Bass
    Basslines ASB-BO-4 Blackouts Pickup for 4-string Bass

    The full-length dual blades of the active Basslines ASB-BO-4 Blackouts accommodates maximum string spacings up...

    $97.95
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    $139.00 (save 30%)
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  4. Fender Super 55 Split Coil Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Super 55 Split Coil Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $159.99
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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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