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The NordyMute is a great add-on to most any bass. Players looking for an old-school Motown vibe or a pseudo-upright tone will be quite pleased with what this mute can deliver.

The mutes are made out of exotic and domestic hardwoods (Maple, Walnut, Wenge and Rosewood) and fitted with a high quality foam. 

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The Quarter Pounder PJ Bass Pickup Set from Seymour Duncan is an interesting pickup - both sonically and visually. The pole pieces are huge, and eye catching. The sound of the pickup is huge, the output is huge.
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If you have a j bass, you have a multitude of Jazz Bass® pickup options to choose from. Lucky for us bassists, there are more replacement pickups made for Fender’s® iconic model (and all the reproduction and similar basses) than any other bass.
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The Badass series of bridges offered by Leo Quan are quite possibly the most commonly purchased piece of gear for bass upgrades. These bridges have been around for a very long time - over 40 years.
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Rather than create pickups that are an attempt to replicate a previously made pickup, Bartolini Pickups have a tone that is truly their own.   For example, Bartolini J pickups are not trying to be a straight up vintage Jazz Bass® tone. They are the Bartolini tone. 
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Get the tone you are seeking by adding a preamp to your bass or replacing your current preamp. This guide digs into the ins and outs of on-board bass preamps.
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Our Aguilar OBP pre-wiring service can save you time, hassle and potential extensive troubleshooting by delivering a complete kit that is ready to be installed in your bass.
There is a bit of confusion in bass circles regarding active and passive pickups. By in large, the vast majority of pickups in basses are passive. Probably over 95% of basses have passive pickups.
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