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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

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  1. 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
    MSRP:
    $325.00 (save 12%)
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  2. 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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  3. Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-G5 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
    MSRP:
    $340.00 (save 25%)
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  4. 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
    MSRP:
    $79.00 (save 24%)
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  1. Aguilar AG 5J-HC 5-String Bass Pickup Set Aguilar AG 5J-HC 5-String Bass Pickup Set
    $219.00
    MSRP:
    $289.00 (save 24%)
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  2. 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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  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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  4. Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Bridge Pickup Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 String Bass Bridge Pickup
    Joe Barden Pickups J-Style 5 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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    $127.96
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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
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    $268.00 (save 30%)
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    $174.79
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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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  3. Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set Aguilar DCB-D4 Bass Pickup Set
    $255.00
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    $340.00 (save 25%)
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  4. 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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    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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  2. DiMarzio DP248 Area J Bridge Pickup DiMarzio DP248 Area J Bridge Pickup
    DiMarzio DP248 Area J Bridge Pickup

    Sounds like a vintage J Bass pickup with hum canceling.

    $69.99
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    $94.99 (save 26%)
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  1. 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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  2. Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Fender Pure Vintage '74 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    $149.99
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    $199.99 (save 25%)
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  3. 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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    $260.00 (save 25%)
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  4. Aguilar AG 6P/J-HC 6-String Precision/Jazz Pickup Set Aguilar AG 6P/J-HC 6-String Precision/Jazz Pickup Set
    $249.00
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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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