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Nordstrand Audio


Nordstrand NJ4 4 String Vintage Single Coil Jazz Bass® Pickups

The NJ4 will leave you breathless with the splintering snap and grind of its hardwired midrange that can only be tamed by the norepinephrine of its euphoric high end.

Sold as a SET (Bridge & Neck pickups)  

  • 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
  • Size (Neck): 
    3.6” [91.44mm] Long
    .72” [18.29mm] Wide

    Size (Bridge): 
    3.73” [94.74mm] Long
    .72” [18.29mm] Wide

  • Technical Details:

    • 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.
    • Excellent vintage reproduction
    • Great clarity and balance
    • Big sound