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Nordstrand Big Blades?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by sevdog, Jan 4, 2016.


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  1. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    ATX
    I did a quick search, didnt see anything.

    Anybody see this yet? Looks promising. I wonder how they'll compare to Barts.

     
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  2. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Very interesting. I do wish Nordstrand would stop coming out with so many pickups I like. I can't afford to keep buying them...
     
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  3. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Texas
    Very cool. I like the looks and sound of those.
     
  4. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Have been wondering about these....maybe we'll hear more after NAMM.
     
  5. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    ATX
    Yeah, I'm hoping to hear more about the release soon. I'm considering a custom build this year and these would probably get the nod.
     
  6. BeorhtDana

    BeorhtDana

    Sep 7, 2014
    I see these are available on BBG now. Anyone pulled the trigger? I'm probably going to buy a set for my Spector but I don't quite have enough ducats yet.
     
  7. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    these are on my list for something down the road also
     
  8. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
  9. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    mo, I can't figure out from reading on there. Are these single coil, or humbucking?
     
  10. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    single coil…. we are working on humcan version as we speak….
     
  11. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    will the hum cancelling ones be splittable?
     
  12. BeorhtDana

    BeorhtDana

    Sep 7, 2014
    Ordered a pair earlier this week from bestbassgear.com. They said it'll be 8-10 weeks so looks like I'll have to be patient. I'll record some before and after clips if anyone is interested.
     
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  13. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    yes

    please



    would an audere hum cancel preamp matched with these single coil version be the noise free jazz bass I am looking for?
     
  14. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    John here in the shop is wrapping up the BBG shipment of Big Blades right now. I really hope they don't take 8-10 weeks to ship them to you. :)
     
  15. johndough247

    johndough247 Supporting Member

    Very curious about these...I'm contemplating a custom 1-pickup build and now I'm wondering which would have a more aggressive growl between the big blades and the Bigman when put in the P-Bass sweet spot?
     
  16. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Obviously, I can't speak as to the blades since they're not out yet but I do have a bigman in the sweet spot on a Sandberg bass and it has growl for days. It's almost too much when run in series but in parallel, it's really great. Nice, clean highs and lows but that growly midrange presence is always prominent.

    edit: Looks like they are out now just not much info about the sound qualities yet.
     
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  17. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    I'm thinking about a Warmoth build that would have these Big Blade pickups. I definitely have a problem developing with Warmoth. Now, I'm finding Nordstrand to be my favorite pickup manufacturer and somewhat of an enabler. With so many pickup options, there are quite a few killer basses that I could build. LOL

    For those of you who never dealt with Nordstand before, they have GREAT customer service, too.
     
  18. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    Anyone know the tonal differences between the Big Blades & Big Singles?
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  19. Guinness20

    Guinness20

    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Anybody got their hands on these yet? Seriously intrigued...
     
  20. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    I have a pair getting delivered tomorrow from BestBassGear.