Seymour Duncan or Nordstrand for MM pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Nordstrand MM 4.3

    11 vote(s)
  2. Seymour Duncan SMB-4A/3

    3 vote(s)
  3. Others

    4 vote(s)
  4. Forget the triple coils

    1 vote(s)
  1. Hi guys,

    Need some help here.. I'm in the process of routing my P bass to add a MM pickup and need to decide which one to use. I'll probably go with the splitable MM coils but which one? I was about to order the Nord but thought i should consult you guys first. :smug:

    Thanks :)
  2. I havent had an opportunity to try the Nordstrand but the Seymour Duncan does sound pretty good :) I would be interested to hear the results when you decide which one to use. Good luck.
  3. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    I'm a huge fan of Nordstrand's MM4.4 quad coil, and checked the 'other' category. YMMV of course

    All the best,

  4. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Agreed. The 4.4 can do everything the 4.3 does, and the route is smaller.
  5. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    The 4.3 and 5.3 are really only inteded as drop-in replacements for MM Sterling and MM 5-strings. Otherwise, if you want a MM pickup that will give you series/parallel/siglecoil capabilities, you're probably better off going with a .2 or .4, as these pickups can do it all but do not require the deeper route of the .3s. Hope that helps. ;)
  6. hey thanks guys.. i'll get the 4.4 and update when it's done.