Nordstrand NP4A PJ Set features the Nordstrand’s original angled pole piece design P style pickup at the bridge. Combined with their hum-cancelling NJ4SE Jazz style bridge pickup. Delivering a wide ranged of tones at your command with no noise! The Nordstrand NP4A PJ Set is a truly inspiring amalgam of sonic succulence that retains classic P-style while supporting its bombastic extra-dimensional edge. Backed with the tonal variations of a Nordy J pickup at the bridge.
NP4a P Pickup
The NP4a is fused with the simplistic yet throaty and aggressive tone inherent to the P-bass style. The result of this combination produces a vibrational luster that is resonant of all the best aspects of precision-style playing; but is then able to go above and beyond the traditional P Bass Pickup with its hard hitting, note sustaining integrity that administers a voice that will carry your sound farther than any standard P could ever dream. A passive tone knob thrown in conjunction with this pickup will reveal an unrelenting and dynamic spectrum of midrange versatility, divinely blending the pickup’s full-bodied bottom-end with its rippling, staccato highs.
NJ4SE Hum-Canceling Bridge Pickup
Nordstrand NJ4SE Hum-Canceling jazz bass pickup design stems from the pursuit of eradicating all shy and wilting bass tone from the live setting. The team at Nordstrand Audio believe in the maintenance of bold pronunciation. To achieve this they did their best to create the Rottweiler of bass pickups…literally. The techs at Nordstrand siphoned the spirit of Carey Nordstrand’s late pup, Maya, a Boxer-Rottie mix, and embedded it into the fabric of the NJ4SE’s central character. This K-9 had a particular reverence for spatial chaos and impact—a whirlwind of energy akin to that of freeform progressive jazz—and so it is no wonder that the pickup which contains her spirit has the ability to bludgeon audiences with jazzy vigor and relentless articulation.
Nordstrand NP4A PJ Bass Pickup Specs:
- Hum-canceling split coil angled pole piece, 4 string precision-type bass pickup.
- Hum-canceling split coil jazz-type bass pickup for the bridge.
- Drop-in replacement PJ-bass pickup.
- Available in black plastic covers.
- Alnico V magnets standard.
- Standard 19mm string spacing.
- Laser cut bobbins.
- Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
Nordstrand NP4A PJ Set uses Alnico V magnets for a warmer, softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico III is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character.