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Nordstrand NP4V Vintage Precision Bass pickup

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Nordstrand NP4V Vintage Precision Bass pickup

This is a vintage correct version of our classic P4 design. With a lower magnet load for a softer, warmer, and smoother output, the player that commandeers these percussive portals to the past should expect a tone that is reminiscent of the 50s P vibe. Built with the player’s choice of either alnico III or V magnets, these pickups have the capacity for almost every spectrum of vintage P-style playing. Alnico III will get you as close to 50s vintage as possible, while the alnico V provides a slightly larger punch and pop integral for any player looking to project a more aggressive modern tone. In short, these pickups use vintage specs to acquire nostalgic old school tones.

Technical Details:  

  • Hum-canceling split coil 4 string precision-type bass pickups.
  • Smaller magnet load than our standard NP4 or NP4A.
  • A choice of alnico III or V magnets.
  • Available in black plastic covers.
  • Drop-in replacement P-bass pickup.
  • Laser cut bobbins.
  • Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.


    History: This pickup was developed in order to provide players with a vintage-style P-bass tone. Between the standard P4 model and the angled pole model, the vintage P was fabricated with the best aspects of the latter two, all the while maintaining the remnants of an old-school sound that still echoes throughout time from the fingertips of past P-bass playing giants.