The replacement pickups feature angled pole pieces and split coil hum cancelling, and are a direct replacement size.

Yucaipa, CA (December 17, 2010) -- Nordstrand Pickups’ new NM4 four-string Mustang replacement bass pickup uses the company's proprietary angled pole piece technology to deliver the largest coil and maximum amount of tone from this tiny pickup. Says Nordstrand, "You won’t believe the fat full tone that now flows from such a diminutive bass. It’ll give your Mustang bass some new kick!"

• Direct replacement size
• Split coil hum-cancelling configuration for noise-free operation
• Simulated hand wound pattern offers sweeter highs
• Traditional Alnico V magnets
• Angled pole piece arrangement maximizes coil size and tone
• Does not include covers – use your existing covers

Extensively designed, tested and built in the Nordstrand custom shop in Yucaipa, California, these pickups are available now for an MSRP of $99 each.

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Source: Press Release

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