Need suggestions on MM pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Vic Winters, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    I'm currently upgrading my OLP MM2. I have my Bart NTBT 2 band EQ with a push/pull (active/passive) volume pot all wired up on my control plate. The routing for the preamp and battery will be done in the next few weeks. All I need is a nice pickup to seal the deal. I've been looking at the AlNiCo Basslines, but I'd like some other opinions just to be sure I get the right pickup. I want something with good midrange presence since I don't have a mid eq knob to boost the mids. Right now I do mostly 90s/modern rock covers. Fingers 80%, pick 15% and slap 5%. And if possible, I'd like to stay at or below the $100 mark. Thanks.
  2. r379

    r379 Guest

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Never listened to one, but Nordstrand makes MM pickups.
  3. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    Bump for more opinions.
  4. DavidRavenMoon

    DavidRavenMoon Inactive

    Oct 20, 2004
    I like the ceramic Basslines better than the alnico. The alnicos sound dull to me.
  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nordstrand 4.2 is $108 at I like mine a lot. Sounds good active and passive.
  6. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    Me too!

    I think ceramic is a little punchier in the mid frequency, that's the main difference between a Stingray (alnico) and a Sterling (ceramic) IMO.