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Nordstrand NJ4 or Aguilar 4J-60 ???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by im2jazzc4you, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    I'm planning to get a new pickups for my 4 string jazz bass USA and keep it Passive... which one is better for you guys ? Is The NJ4 or The 4J-60 ? Please help me choose one...

    Thanks all... ;)
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    You'd get more feedback if you said you bass was an MIM and is better than any MIA. Then ask your question.

    I have used and like the Nordie. Lots of good choices out there. You won't believe this, but I'm a "passive guy" and I think the EMG JAX is easily the best jazz pickup I have tried.
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  4. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    Thanks for the correction wvbass...my bass is mia.
    Wow that's something new for me, i've tried the JX Set and it don't impress me too much, but let me check out the JAX set... Thanks... :smug:
  5. Darren Low

    Darren Low

    Sep 28, 2012
    I like my nj4s. Never tried the other set though.
  6. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    Got it, thanks Darren Low ;)
  7. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Moved to Pickups & Electronics
  8. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    Thank you mr Moderator 'smperry' ... So sorry i put it in the wrong section, won't be next time... Thanks :smug:
  9. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    I tried both, the NJ4's have much more flavor and character. Warm, bump in the mids without an overly harsh high end. My favorite J pickup ever.

    I gave the Aguilars a spin. They were similar to the Nordy's but without the flavorful bump in the mids. They were very "flat" I would say... almost boring flat IMO. They were warm, but no real "character" in the mids.

    Just my opinion.
  10. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    Great opinion...thanks so much Modern Growl :hyper:

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