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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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    $174.79
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  2. 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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  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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    Basslines STC-2S-BO Blackouts 2-Band Tone Circuit with Separate Bass and Treble Potentiometers Basslines STC-2S-BO Blackouts 2-Band Tone Circuit with Separate Bass and Treble Potentiometers
    Basslines STC-2S-BO Blackouts 2-Band Tone Circuit with...

    STC-2S-BO Blackouts Tone Circuits are for nearly all basses, due to their selectable treble frequency and can...

    $59.95
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    $79.00 (save 24%)
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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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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
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    $95.00 (save 30%)
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  1. 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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  2. Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar Super Single D2 Bass Pickup Set
    $199.00
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    $265.00 (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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  4. Basslines AJJ-1 Pro-active Replacement Pickups for Fender J Bass Basslines AJJ-1 Pro-active Replacement Pickups for Fender J Bass
    Basslines AJJ-1 Pro-active Replacement Pickups for Fender J...

    Active Jazz Bass and P-Bass pickups with modern voicing and non-exposed magnets. All models come with...

    $157.95
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    $226.00 (save 30%)
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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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    $111.60
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  2. 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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    $95.20
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  3. 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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    Joe Barden Pickups '50s P-Style Bass Pickup Joe Barden Pickups '50s P-Style Bass Pickup
    $169.95
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    $179.95 (save 6%)
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  1. Aguilar 4SS-D1 Super Single 4-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set Aguilar 4SS-D1 Super Single 4-String Single Coil Soap Bar Set
    $165.00
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  2. Basslines ASB-BO-5b Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass - Bridge position Basslines ASB-BO-5b Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass - Bridge position
    Basslines ASB-BO-5b Blackouts Pickup for 5-String Bass -...

    The full-length dual blades of the active ASB-BO-5b Blackouts accommodates maximum string spacings up to 3.10"...

    $97.95
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    $139.00 (save 30%)
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  3. Aguilar AG 5P-60CL '60s Era 5-String P Bass Pickup Aguilar AG 5P-60CL '60s Era 5-String P Bass Pickup
    $119.00
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    $159.00 (save 25%)
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  4. Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge Set Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge Set
    Basslines ASB-BO-4s Blackouts for Bass - Neck and Bridge...

    The full-length dual blades of the ASB-BO Blackouts accommodate maximum string spacings up to 2.70" for a...

    $187.95
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    $268.00 (save 30%)
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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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