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Nordstrand NJ4's

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassfart, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
    I installed a set of Nordstrand NJ4's in my Am St Fender Jazz bass and IMO these are the best Jazz Pickups I have ever heard. The stock Fender pickups weren't all that bad, but these Nordstrands are absolutely KILLER.
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  2. maurilio

    maurilio Guest

    May 25, 2003
  3. M_hubbert

    M_hubbert Guest

    Apr 3, 2013
    Yeah that's pretty much what I thought too. I noticed better response and warmth as soon as I plugged in and played.
  4. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Kind of a modern/vintage sound.
    Nice low end but mids are missing something.
    Nice pups though.
  5. maurilio

    maurilio Guest

    May 25, 2003
    Interesting, IMO the mids are the nordstrand strength.

    …but again….


  6. I found the mids missing on the tone of the CS 60s pickups installed on my Am. Std. Jazz Bass ... I think these pickups are slightly overwound ... I watched a YouTube comparison of Nordstrand NJ5 with AlNiCo 5 and 3 magnets ... the sound of the 5 was the incarnation of the jazz bass sound IMO ...