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Nordstrand DualCoil Pickups - Review/Sound Clips!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FunkyMan, May 18, 2011.

  1. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Hi All! I received my custom bass today (Utrera Custom) www.utreracustom.com

    I am absolutely in love and amazed with the sound, it has Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups, and i decided to make a humble Review and sound clips to share, so i hope you to enjoy, and let me know what you think about!

    Well, there's not much to say, these pickups are fantastic, are very well built, very professional, The covers are great, it seems to be made of quality plastic, it has a carved "N" Logo, The wires seem good Quality too, Under each pickup there's "N" for neck and "B" for bridge, so nobody get confused :p. The Screws are good but it can be better, like those you find on Warwicks (Or MEC), but that's just me anyway.

    Worth mentioning that the magnets are very powerful, so much so, that the height with respect to the closeness of the strings is very low, about 4 milimeters, for me is too much, because i like to have the pickups close to the strings so they can act as a ramp on that spot, i tried to raise a bit but it caused overtones on G and D strings, must be because they pull the strings too hard? i don't know if this is normal or not, so any suggestions are welcome!

    So let's hear these babys, Mine are wired in series (You can order in parallel) and each one has a switch Single/Dualcoil

    The woods on bass are:
    -Ash Body
    -Quilted Maple Top
    -Maple/Walnut/Maple Neck
    -Tigerstripe Ebony Fingerboard

    I recorded everything in Passive mode, so you can hear how works the pickup alone, without any preamp coloring the sound, no pedals no effects, direct to pc, Adobe Audition 3.0.

    -Both Pickups - Singlecoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0646996001307335914/2 mic single single pasivo.mp3

    -Bridge Pickup - Singlecoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0884067001307336247/bridge single pasivo.mp3

    -Neck Pickup - Singlecoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0253192001307336712/neck single pasive.mp3

    -Both Pickups - Singlecoil Mode - Slap:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0931995001307336860/2 mic single pasivo slap.mp3


    -Both Pickups - Dualcoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0890811001307334348/2 mic dual pasivo.mp3

    Bridge Pickup - Dualcoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0575639001307335170/bridge dual pasive.mp3

    Neck Pickup - Dualcoil Mode:

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0417987001307335616/neck dual pasive.mp3

    -Both Pickups - Dualcoil Mode - Slap

    http://dw3.convertfiles.com/files/0397192001307333844/2 mic dual pasivo slap.mp3

    Well, I hope this helps, and remember that this is a very simple reference sound, is a cheap recording, In Live situation it's another story, totally out of this world, very punchy and clear sound, these are just the first pages of the book ...... In active mode, the earth rumbles!!!!!!!!! :bassist:
  2. Wow... that bass sounds great! YOU sound great! Thanks a bunch for the clips!
  3. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Thanks Kwesi!


    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    links wont load!!!!
  5. GMSweet


    Oct 12, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I'd love to hear these as well, but I can't get the links to work either.


  6. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Links Fixed! :)
  7. keyofnight


    Jun 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Wow. You really do sound great. Nice groove.
  8. The links aren't working for me. Are they still up?
  9. It's too bad that the links don't work anymore. Any chance you can put them up again? Thanks!
  10. 4848277


    Mar 4, 2011
    Name: Tom
    Did you post the sound clips only temporarily, or is convertfiles.com messing with you...? If it's the latter, could you please post the sound clips on a different, (more reliable!) server? :meh:

    I would really like to hear these.

  11. ^what he said!
  12. steelin4u

    steelin4u Supporting Member

    I'm with metal...any back-from-the-dead love on these clips? If anyone else has Nordstrand DC pickup clips, maybe they can hijack and link here, too.
  13. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Zombie bump for clips.
  14. yeah, can you post those clips again?
  15. It's the spaces in the file name I'd guess!

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