Jared Bridgman of Perth, Australia has been playing for 16 years. He has spent the last 4 years touring Australia, Europe and Asia with Earth Rot in support of Vader, Marduk, Carcass, Gorgoroth, Melechesh, Goatwhore, Psycroptic, Fleshgod Apocalypse among others. His playing background spans everything from blues bands to pop sessions to black metal and everything in between!
Describe your rig or instrument of choice.
ESP Bottom Bump, Nordstrand NP4A + NJ4SE pickups strung with Cleartone Heavy series .050 - .110. Origin Effects Cali76 > Darkglass Alpha Omega > Ampeg SVT CL / Portaflex 500 > SVT810E Fridge
How did you discover Nordstrand?
Years of OEM Nordstrand pickups in ESP/LTD Basses!
What Nordstrand products do you use?
My NP4A + NJ4SE are the rock, the foundation of my tone. Without any EQ I'm able to dig in for some really fat picked tones but with a little high roll off they become smooth and more rounded feeling with fingers. The P/J pickup style combination has always felt balanced for me tonally and the NP4A and the NJ4SE are just a perfect match.
How long have you been using Nordstrand?
My first bass was far too cheap to have Nordstrand's. That came around my third bass, I think! Some years later! I was in high school so probably 10-13ish years ago I had my first Nordstrand's in a bass that I sold and regretted for a LONG time. It took years before I came back around and rediscovered that the "secret sauce" of my tone that was missing was the pickups!
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