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55-01 with Nordstrand Dual Coils

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by billbern, Dec 10, 2006.


  1. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    i finally got my dual coils in my 55-01. so far, i like the change. i haven't had the chance to test it in a band setting, that won't be 'till friday. i'll post a better review and sound clips when i can.
    Lakland 55-01, Bart NTMB-L, Nordstrand Dual Coils
    DSC02636.
     
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Cool! Series or parallel wired?
    Let us know how do you like 'em :hyper:
    BTW, you could use a P/P (maybe on the vol pot) and split them for single coil sound!

    M
     
  3. moro

    moro Geek

    Sep 5, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    Ooo, that's what I've been wanting to do to my 55-01. Very cool.

    *waits for sound clips*
     
  4. msquared

    msquared

    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    How well do they fit into the existing routes?
     
  5. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    they're wired parallel. i do have two switches installed for series/single coil/parallel choices. the switches are in the control cavity untill i decide if i'm going to be happy with this mod, then i'll drill holes in the bass. there is a 3/32 gap at the neck and bridge side of each pickup routings. this photo will show the gap.

    DSC02639.
     
  6. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
  7. 1kinal

    1kinal

    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    Thanks for the clips!

    I really dig the series setting!:bassist:
     
  8. moro

    moro Geek

    Sep 5, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    That's my favorite too. Thanks for the clips, billbern.

    How do the Nordstrands sound dirty?
     
  9. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Cool to know that Nordstrands are a drop-in replacement. I've been considering getting a 55-01 for a while now, but I don't really like the MK-1 PU's in my Ibanez, so I'm afraid I won't like the Lakie's tone.
     
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  10. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Bartolini makes a drop in replacement too. MK5cbc
     
  11. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    (Subscribes so I can find this later).



    dcr
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    subscribed, and a little swerve:
    I looove Nord pups, and the several incarnations of "big J pups" are killer:
    51TeleP_12.
     
  13. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    That looks awesome. I'm anxious to read the gig review, but suspect it will be positive.

    I have NJ5Fs in one of my basses and totally dig them. I'll be looking to Nordize some more of my basses.
     
  14. Is it possible to see a pic of the cavity?
     
  15. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    i've got pics of the control cavity before the mod. will that help? the switches were just taped up and loose in there now.
    bill
     
  16. lonotes

    lonotes A place for everything, & everything out of place

    Oct 15, 2003
    Port Richey,FL

    Has anyone done any comparisons between the Bart and the Nordie? I'm considering changing the pups on my 55-01, and am considering either of these. The only clips that I have heard, are the ones in this thread, and I like what I hear, but am still curious about the Barts.

    I have previously replaced the MK1 pre with a U-Retro Deluxe, and am wondering what I can expect from either option.
     
  17. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    If only I could get a set of Nordstrand DC's to fit in my G&L. :(
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    You could if you stacked two of them together like a Reverend BH5...
    :)
     
  19. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Actually maybe if I got two pair of Nordstrand Jazz pickups I could make a custom pickup housing for them and they'd fit...yeeeeaaaahhhh


    :(
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    like this mang:
    bh5.
     

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