This pickup is designed to sound as close as possible to our NJ4 single coil model, providing a similar clarity and full bottom end that compliments its genuine growl. Its interactive and resonant qualities are derivative of its hum-canceling design, making it a pickup that is great for noisy live situations in that its uncompromising shimmer will stand out in the mix.
This pickup's tonal origins lie in yet another case of beast-based tonal transference. Beloved shop dog and connoisseur of all things bouncy and well rounded, Hooper Nordstrand, is essentially the soul that this pickup's sound represents. In the case of both Hooper and the NJ4SV, the player's first impression of either phenomenon might be one of naiveté and simplistic nature. However, player be warned! For each of these entities hold a kind of power that has the ability to focus its strength through any fixture that provides stimulation—perhaps a ball, or in the case of the pickup, a totally rad but loud and rowdy venue. Just as Hooper holds to the name of his breed by retrieving any ball fetched, the NJ4SV will never fail to retrieve the presence of your tone in any live setting that proves to be a tad too noisy.
Artists: Jamareo Artis
3.60” [91.44 mm] Long .72” [18.29 mm] Wide
3.73” [94.74 mm] Long .72” [18.29 mm] Wide
Hum-canceling split coil Jazz Bass® pickup.
Alnico V magnets.
Drop-in J replacement pickups.
Available in black plastic covers.
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.
Classic vintage Jazz Bass® tone
One of the best hum-cancelling J options if striving for a vintage tone