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5 String PJ Pickups

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I'm currently in the process of having a 5 string PJ bass built, but I am yet to decide on pickups. I'm looking for something that sounds like a typical P bass, not too vintage but not too modern, as well as a humcancelling J pickup. There is going to be an East two band active circuit swell which can be bypassed. The bass is having 19mm string spacing so that will also probably limit options, but so far we have found Aguilar, Nordstrand and Delano. If there's any other options, or if anyone has experience with any of these pickup sets then let me know!

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I only have experience of Nordy Big Singles which are of course soap bar size. But man alive they’re awesome sounding things. Granted not classic P or classic J but really versatile. With a good EQ like East I think you’d be able to shape them to do most things: I think the Ibanez EQ they were running through on my bass could have been better. Also: try emailing Nordstrand and asking them - I hear they’re really good at helping folks choose. They really do make a pickup style, spacing and voicing for everything!

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