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Seymour Duncan or Nordstrand for MM pickup?

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

  1. Nordstrand MM 4.3

    12 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. tortoise.sg

    tortoise.sg Guest

    Mar 10, 2004
    Castle Hill, Sydney
    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. tortoise.sg

    tortoise.sg Guest

    Mar 10, 2004
    Castle Hill, Sydney
  3. funky_bass_guy

    funky_bass_guy Guest

    Jul 30, 2004
    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.
  4. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & 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,

  5. fookgub

    fookgub Guest

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Agreed. The 4.4 can do everything the 4.3 does, and the route is smaller.
  6. 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. ;)
  7. tortoise.sg

    tortoise.sg Guest

    Mar 10, 2004
    Castle Hill, Sydney
    hey thanks guys.. i'll get the 4.4 and update when it's done.