The Dual Blade is a modern design blade pickup, clad with neodymium magnets and armed with three steel blades. These undercover blades provide an even sensing magnetic field — so no worries about string spacing! — which is what helps this pickup create its lush quality tone. The nature of these pickups is uniquely modern, and will supply the player with a sound that is reminiscent of jazz bass tone filtered through an underlying aggression similar to that of our Big Single. If a player loves the modernity of the Dual Blade but often finds themselves in situations where a slightly tamer, groovier, tone is needed, then we've got that covered: the Dual Blade was designed to be split into a single coil, which allows the player to acquire great vintage J bass tone while temporarily subduing its touch of sonic rage. With this feature in mind, the Dual Blade's central character comes down to an awesome modern sound with a tinge of dynamic versatility.
- Dual blade hum-canceling 4 string bass pickup.
- 3 steel blades magnetized by 4 neodymium bar magnets.
- Laser cut bobbins.
- Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
- The circumference of the pickup is copper shielded.
- Available in black, unexposed soap-bar covers.
- Bartolini® BC (3.99″ x 1.27)
- EMG35® (1.51″ x 3.52″)
History: This pickup is the predecessor of our other blade models. Although the Dual Blade’s tone is not exactly on the same spectrum as the Big J Blade or Big Blade, its design still provided the technical DNA needed to fabricate its more recent blade brothers. With its own unique style in both look and sound, this pickup finds further significance in its position as a feat of design which bred two other great models; and all the while still holds its own through its ability to bring something new and interesting to your tonal table.
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