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New Nordstrand Precision pickup - NP4A

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lepew, Jul 10, 2014.


  1. Lepew

    Lepew

    Aug 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Looks cool to me. I hate tetris-block P pups, but if I had to have one, that would be a contender. Love my Big Singles & Big Splits!


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  3. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Just installed a set. Review pending....
     
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  4. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    any updates on these pickups?
     
  5. Bassplayinfoo

    Bassplayinfoo Commercial User

    May 20, 2011
    Riverside, CA
    I work at Nordstrand
    I can tell you that the NP4 angled poles are wound with the same wire and magnet load as the NP4. The main difference is the wider aperture because of the angled poles which theoretically adds more harmonics. I cannot tell much of a difference personally, but it's there. The most audible difference in the NP4 family is the magnet size IMHO. The NP4v has a smaller magnet load and has a more motown, Jamerson sound.
     
  6. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Anyone try a NP4a with a Big Split in a PJ type configuration ? I'm thinking this might be interesting, especially with the NP4a in a reverse P config ...
     
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  7. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    I'll try to get my son to do some sound clips. Put this one together today. IMG_8361-crop.

    IMG_8363-crop.
     
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  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    wow, six knobs and two mini-toggles, all for one pickup!

    what's going on under the hood there?
     
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  9. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Forgot to mention - Audere 4 band Pro-Z preamp. So, there are 4 active tone controls and the other stack is volume/passive tone. One switch is for Z mode switching and the other is active/passive.

    This is my first P bass. Having the extra tone controls really adds versatility.
     
  10. sii.pepenk

    sii.pepenk

    Jun 3, 2010
    Indonesia
    OOT, is this an original NP4A and big singles pickup? im not really sure cuz its pickup covers (especially the P), bobbins and Nordstrand logo on it little bit odd for me

    and one last question, is there any branded bass using this pickup configuration?

    1463762_919454304733848_5101812784969945717_n. IMG_20141225_230920.
     
  11. Budbear

    Budbear Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Staten Island, NYC
    They look odd to me also. Send an email with the photos to Nordstrand. They'll be able to answer that question.
     
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  12. honeyiscool

    honeyiscool

    Jan 28, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Those are CND (Carey Nordstrand Designed) pickups from an Ibanez 650 or 750. They're OEM winds of Nordstrand pickups. I recognize those red bobbins and black glue from my very own Ibanez 655. You want to avoid that. They're not standard sized and will only fit another Ibanez 650 or 750, so I don't know why anyone is selling them.

    THAT SAID, they sound amazing. The neck pickup, in particular, is spectacular. It makes flatwounds sound so sweet, it will bring tears to your eyes.
     

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