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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gillento, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups

    I am looking to replace the PU on my brand new Sandberg PM5.

    I am looking for ALNICO P and MM PU for 5 string.

    Who makes good ALNICO 5 sring P and MM PUs?
    Nordstrand? I didn't see a P5 on his website, although Nino seems to be using them in his basses.
    Who else?
  2. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
  3. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Wow, that is a great looking bass!

    I opted for the Norstdrand NP5 and MM5.4.

    I'll be getting them in a month.
  4. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Well apparently the dimensions of the Nordies are different than the Sandbergs.
    So no Nordies for me :(

    This bass might come up in the For sale section in a couple of days....
  5. lowstar


    Jul 3, 2001
    hi gillento,

    what happened ? you don´t like the sandberg anymore ? what are the reasons ? the pu´s, the whole thing ?
    i´m just trying to decide if i should get a sandberg PM5 (alder body, hardcore aged finish) that i have borrowed for the next 2 weeks to try out...so far i like it very much. so i´d like to know what threw you off because it might help me decide.

  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    These Delanos are alnico. Coincidentally, I had Mike Dolan install them for me:
    Have you made an inquiry with Delano?

  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I believe the Sandbergs are copies of Delanos so they Delano pickups should fit fine.
  8. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    I think the delano is good in that bass. What you don't like about it, the sound or the bass?

    Delano are good pickup and pretty expensive too. The p and mm should give you tons of mid to cut via and also punchy bass as well.

    Can you record any clips flat so we can listen you bass?
  9. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    In the meantime I had german PU guru Harry Häussel make me some PUs and they are the bomb. I replaced the stock Glockenklang preamp with a Sadowsky preamp too.

    Now the bass sounds a lot darker and has more punch in the lows and low mids. Perfect for pick playing :)

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