How does the Nordstrand NP4A P pickup compare to the EMG Geezer Butler and DiMarzio Model P?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by NoiseNinja, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone

    Feb 23, 2011
    I am intrigued by the Nordstrand NP4A P pikcup, and ponder on perhaps at some point acquiring one, so I would like to know how it compares to respectively the EMG Geezer Butler and the DiMarzio Model P, as those are the two P pickups I have most first hand experience with?

    I like the aggressiveness, punch and fullness of the Model P, but prefer the bite, clarity, dynamic sensitivity and articulation of the Geezer, could the Nordstrand possibly give me the best of 2 worlds?
  2. markanini


    Jun 25, 2008
    I would expect the NP4A to be brighter than the Model P, and less growly than the GZR.
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  3. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    I've never used the GZR, but the NP4a is not at all similar to the Model P. It's much more of a traditional voiced P sound, but with slightly accentuated midrange for a bit more of a modern vibe. It's hard to explain. But it'll be lower output and much cleaner sounding than the super aggressive voicing on the Model P.
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