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Nordstrand Audio Releases the Nordenbocker: Big Single Neck Pickup

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Love your hi-gain Rickenbacker™ 4003 bridge pickup, but feel like the neck pickup is a little lo-gain? Here is your answer! The classic Nordstrand Big Single is now available in Rickenbacker size. The Nordenbocker: Big Single neck pickup is a drop-in replacement that fits without marring your bass. It even uses your stock pickup screws. Louder and more aggressive tones can now be found in your neck pickup to keep up with the gutsy stock bridge pickup. As an added bonus, with this Big Single your bass won’t have 60 cycle hum when you run both pickups together. Can you say bolder sound with less noise?! Street Price $113.

    Technical Details:
    • Angled poles.
    • Available in Alnico V for an all around more pulverizing and striking sound.
    • Laser cut vulcanized fiber bobbins.
    • Potted in a paraffin-beeswax mix to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
    • Classic Big Single in Rickenbacker size.
    • Slightly shorter magnet spacing, which makes for a thicker coil and thus a higher inductance. BOOM TIME!

    Founded by respected bass guitar maker and pickup builder Carey Nordstrand in 2005, Nordstrand Audio offers innovative designs rooted in traditional tried-and-true methods and materials. The fast-growing company offers premium quality replacement pickups and preamps to discriminating guitarists and bassists, as well as expanding into the world of effect pedals via his Rocket Surgeon brand.

    Nordenbocker - Rickenbacker™ Replacement

    Nordstrand_Pickups_Nordenbocker_BigSingles_back. Nordstrand_Pickups_Nordenbocker_BigSingles_front. Nordstrand_Pickups_Nordenbocker_BigSingles_installed.
  2. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    On the shopping list.
  3. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What a cool idea!!
  4. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    You had me at "laser cut vulcanized fiber bobbins".
  5. Oh Myyyy!!!!!
  6. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I’m intrigued - I’ll consult my Ouija board for guidance
    Novarocker, Leiria and smtp4me like this.
  7. LiveToWin


    Oct 18, 2017
    This is great !
    Pardon me, there will be bridge pickup also ? I'd love to try it !
    BrentSimons and son_of_mogh like this.
  8. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
  9. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
  10. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am a Nordstrand fanboy every since I played an LTD B-1005SE with Big Splits. I quickly bought a pair and put them in my Dingwall Afterburner.

    I do have a 4003...
    spiritbass, LiveToWin and son_of_mogh like this.
  11. SactoBass

    SactoBass I like all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    LiveToWin likes this.
  12. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Im interested in these as well. My stock 4003 neck pickup is definitely weak sounding.
    MDBass and Joe Kyle like this.
  13. flyingfinbar

    flyingfinbar Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Long Island, New York
  14. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    Charlzm, Gizmot, azwhofan and 2 others like this.
  15. Joe Kyle

    Joe Kyle

    Oct 18, 2008
    Definitely. I will be nabbing one of these. After adding a hipshot bridge to 'er, nothing is sacred anymore. lol.
    southpaw723, cataract and DirtyDuke like this.
  16. Any clips anywhere yet?
    TJH3113 likes this.
  17. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    How would these sound in a bass that has an NP4 in the bridge position?

    First world Frankenstein problems. :p
  18. Rickter

    Rickter Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Nashville, TN
  19. DiMarco


    Feb 4, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Just throw a toaster in there. There I fixed it.
  20. azwhofan

    azwhofan Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    DirtyDuke likes this.

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