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  1. Electric Bass Pickups (114)

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    Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups
    Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups

    Maximum output, extended frequency range.

    $64.95
    MSRP:
    $93.00 (save 30%)
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    DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set

    DiMarzio Model J(TM) pickups reproduce the warmth and roundness of the traditional Fender Jazz Bass sound with...

    $119.99
    MSRP:
    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set
    DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set

    Breathe new life into your bass by replacing its stock pickups with the DiMarzio DP126 P+J Neck & Bridge Bass...

    $119.99
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    $159.99 (save 25%)
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    EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup
    EMG EMG-40DC Dual Coil 5-String Active Bass Pickup

    Beefy yet brilliantly clear sound.

    $99.00
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 24%)
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    Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup
    Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup

    These painstaking reproductions of 1962 Precision Bass® pups are also used on the American Vintage '62 P Bass....

    $62.95
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    $109.99 (save 43%)
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    EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set
    EMG JVX Bass Pickup Set

    A set of two bass pickups with a combo of vintage and new design ideas to deliver classic tone with modern...

    $179.00
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    $229.99 (save 22%)
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    Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Reduces hum and increases tonal range.

    $139.99
    MSRP:
    $187.00 (save 25%)
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    Roland GK-3B Divided Pickup Roland GK-3B Divided Pickup
    Roland GK-3B Divided Pickup

    Bass players looking to expand their tone palette wont want to miss Rolands GK-3B pickup, designed for driving...

    $219.00
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    $305.50 (save 28%)
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    EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG EMG-PJ Active Bass Pickup Set

    Expand your bottom line with this powerful pickup combo!

    $159.00
    MSRP:
    $209.99 (save 24%)
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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
    MSRP:
    $129.99 (save 24%)
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    Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Bartolini 9J1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set

    Reduces hum, increases tonal range, and adds growl.

    $129.99
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    $176.00 (save 26%)
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  4. EMG Geezer Butler Signature PJ Bass Pickup Set EMG Geezer Butler Signature PJ Bass Pickup Set
    $139.00
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    $239.99 (save 42%)
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    EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG EMG-J Active Bass Pickup Set

    Increases low-frequency response while maintaining traditional tone.<br />

    $159.00
    MSRP:
    $209.99 (save 24%)
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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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    $166.47
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    EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup
    EMG EMG-P Active P-Bass Pickup

    Natural presence, powerful lows, punchy midrange, and superior definition

    $95.00
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    $129.99 (save 27%)
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    EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set
    EMG P-X Active Bass Pickup Set

    The P-X Active Bass Pickup Set offers increased headroom with an organic and open tone while maintaining the...

    $109.00
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    $139.99 (save 22%)
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    $101.37
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    Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set
    Fender Custom Shop '60s J-Bass Pickup Set

    If you took the best selling bass in the world and over-wound the pickups for more punch, mid-range, bass and...

    $159.99
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    $199.99 (save 20%)
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    DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass
    DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass

    Widen the sound of your gear with a Split P pickup. Each half of this unique double-blade P-style pickup is a...

    Starting at $84.99
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    $119.99 (save 29%)
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  3. EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set EMG Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Pickup Set
    $99.00
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    $199.99 (save 51%)
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    $79.20
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    DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard
    DiMarzio Split P Bass Pre-Wired Pickguard

    The DiMarzio Split P™ pre-wired pickguard is EQ'd to expand the range of your bass by extending both low- and...

    $169.99
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    $219.99 (save 23%)
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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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