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Emg Vs. Nordstrand

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kaleb Smith, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Kaleb Smith

    Kaleb Smith Commercial User

    Mar 11, 2018
    I'm looking into swapping out my emg hz's for some nordstrand big singles (the hz's just aren't cutting in the tone department). Can anybody give me some accurate specs and help determine if they are the right size? From what I've seen, the nordstrand's might be too long.
  2. How many strings?

    To my knowledge the Big Singles are available in EMG sizes.

    Let me know how many strings and I’ll get you the measurements
  3. Kaleb Smith

    Kaleb Smith Commercial User

    Mar 11, 2018

    4 strings
  4. (L x W)

    EMG 35HZ:
    3.5” x 1.5”

    Nordstrand Big Single 4
    3.52” x 1.51”
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Are you against active pickups? I'd go for regular active EMG's but Nordstrands are better than EMG HZ's. I love the active EMG's but HZ's sound horrible, IMHO. I have/had basses with EMG and Nordstrand pickups. The EMG's sound way better to me. My custom jazz currently has Nordies. I plan to go back to EMG.
  6. Kaleb Smith

    Kaleb Smith Commercial User

    Mar 11, 2018
    Well I adore the sound of the nord's. Really fits my tone needs.
    DWBass likes this.

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