Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5

Big BladeMan 5 pickup has an immense amount of raw power literally at your fingertips. The power in this bass humbucker pickup’s is enhanced by filtering its aggression through the custom Nordstrand 3B preamp. Giving you the ability to open up or tame it’s depth of fury.

The Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5 Pickup is the Papa of our up and coming blade arsenal, it’s all knowing and all powerful in terms of what the blade line stands for tonally.

It’s mean, gritty, big, powerful, bombastic, and LOUD!

If not displayed as “In Stock” any back orders need 6-8 weeks to be made and dispatched. We will confirm a delivery timeline once receiving your order & will e-mail you again with the tracking details once dispatched. All orders are sent on a track and trace courier.


NZD $385.00 excl GST

Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5

SKU NBBM4-1 Category

Product Description

Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5 pickup’s blueprint is Carey Nordstrand’s take on the highly praised and nowadays rarely seen Wal® Bass Pickup. It is a simpler, more hands on design whose monstrous tone is easy to manipulate and shape to fit any player’s own personal style. The birth of the Big BladeMan 4 was catalyzed by a conversation with Tool’s Justin Chancellor.* Through using Justin’s famous tone as a base for shaping the pickup’s sonic character, Carey was able to come up with a design combining the Nordstrand aesthetic with Justin’s edgy and powerful bass lines. Essentially, through using the power we have discovered within the prospects of our various blade designs, Carey attempted to Nordify a few details within Justin’s sound. Many would agree that he did a damn good job. Try one today!

Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5 Pickup Specifications:

  • 2 Big Jazz Blades in a 5 String MM cover.
  • Drop-in replacement 5 String MM bass pickup.
  • Ceramic magnets.
  • Laser cut vulcanized fiber bobbins.
  • Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
  • Default wiring is Parallel.

*The JC-3b preamp is specifically configured to work with the Dual Big BladeMan pickups in a manner that brings out the edgy penetrating mids and high end character so widely recognized as essential to Justin’s iconic tone. We use a 500k volume pot and the common side of the blend pot is left ungrounded. Also, we have trim pots mounted for each pickups that allow one to balance (turn down) the series output to the parallel output. With all of these tweaks, the JC 3 band preamp, when combined with the Dual Big BladeMan pickups provides a rarefied degree of versatility, delivering everything from the mid forward grindy presence of classic JC tone to a super fat, wide, and deep modern sound with loads of punch.

**Any reference on this website to Wahl®, Tool, or Justin Chancellor, or services related to such person or organization, does not constitute or imply the endorsement or recommendation.

Tone Merchants are the official distributor of Nordstrand Pickups throughout New Zealand & Australia. All orders for a Nordstrand Big BladeMan 5 Pickup are sent via Track and Trace Courier from our shop in Auckland.  All courier details will be sent to you by e-mail. This e-mail comes from our courier provider and can sometimes go into your Spam/Junk folder. So please check this and contact us if you have not received an e-mail within 48hrs of placing your order.


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