The Big Split's nature is of a sort of hybrid P/J character, only it delineates a smoother, stronger, and richer tonal palette. Given the extrapolated personality of its P/J sound, the Big Split is a top notch choice for both fretless playing and the Jazz Bass-on-steroids tone purist. The Big Split uses the same angled magnet layout as out the Big Single, only the coil is split evenly in half. Through fitting as much wire as we could between two coils under a soapbar cover, we have come up with a tone that is fat, clean, and stylistically game changing.
The Big Split design comes from yet another tale of what others might think of as perfunctory whimsicality, but what we at Nordstrand like to think of as simply the madness in our meticulous methods. This pickup’s hybrid timbre was created when Jazz and Precision tone was accidentally dropped into our Sonic Superconducting Particle Collider. The result was sonic pulverization, an explosion of vibe and ventriloquistic parentage; for it was found thereafter that the best aspects of the PJ.
Available in BC Shape with 19mm ctc spacing at the bridge.
Size (Neck & Bridge):
3.99” [101.35 mm] Long
1.27” [32.36 mm] Wide
Split coil humbucking 4 string bass pickups.
Alnico V magnets.
Laser cut bobbins.
Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
Below are impressions and anecdotal thoughts gathered over the years. Some are our own and some are from customers.