This is a vintage style single coil pickup made with 60s era correct Heavy Formvar wire, alnico V magnets, and wound with a programmable CNC winder that simulates a vintage hand wound pattern. The combination of the HF wire in correspondence with the simulated hand wind produces the pickup's lowered resonant peak, which is the source of the hypnotizing ambrosia that is the NJ4's divine high end. Between its high and low end frequencies, this pickup produces a full-bodied sound that replicates the drive synonymous with 60s vintage tone.
Though the NJ4 does indeed resonate with the vintage 60s-style tone described, the roots of its initial design and ever extrapolating refinement lies in Nordstrand’s prospects of providing the player with a traditional vintage-style versatility that is tailored to taste.
Artists: Rich Brinsfield, Bill Reynolds
3.6” [91.44mm] Long .72” [18.29mm] Wide
3.73” [94.74mm] Long .72” [18.29mm] Wide
Single coil 4 string Jazz Bass® pickup
Standard Alnico V magnets
Available with an alternative 70s wind, featuring enamel wire and a lower wind count than the traditional 60s wind. In choosing this particular specification, the player can expect a more aggressive, enhanced top end with a tight bottom.
Drop-in J replacement pickup.
Available in black plastic covers.
Laser cut bobbins wound with Era Correct Heavy Formvar wire, or plain enamel for 70s wind.
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.