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MM pick ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Worshiper, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    Can anyone tell me who makes a good bridge MM style pickup? Does it even matter if it is a bridge pick up or not or will any MM style pick up work how it should wherever it is positioned under the strings? I an trying to put a pickup system on my latest bass similar to that of a sterling or a stingray. Any help would be apreciated. Thanks.
  2. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    I know Seymour Duncan and Bartolini make that style of pickup. By the way, MusicMan basses only have one pickup, unless you get piezo.
  3. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    Hambone will probably move this to pups but you can do a search in the pups forum for "experiment" and pull up Dimento's HB style pup experiment (oops, it's under MM style not HB) and there's several of the common MM's reviewed - and a Nordstrand 4.2 will be added shortly.

    Personally I've found the alnico MM's more to my likeing - Nord, SD, and Carvin (among others make them).

    An MM is an MM to my knowledge in terms of neck/bridge, since in actuallity, they are all intended as replacements for original MMs. I've also found I prefer them closer to the bridge than standard position.
  4. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    If the Nordstrand NJ4 Jazz pickups are any indication, you might want to take a look at his MM offerings. I love the NJ4 pickups I got from www.bestbassgear.com. Carey Nordstrand is the man.
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Kent Armstrong's are good, too.
  6. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I absolutely love my Nordstrand MM replacement. I have the MM5.2.
  7. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    MM pickups aren't wound "neck" or "bridge" like singlecoil jazz pickup are, so you don't have to worry about that. Just pick the one you like and drop 'er in! ;)
  8. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    another thing worthy of consideration is I've ran two J pups side by side in an MM position and they sound very much like an MM pup. For anybody into tone quest the advantage of two such J's over an MM is the combinations are practically endless since there have probably been more different J pups made than all other bass pups combined and their dimentions are very consistent.