The NJ4SV is an earnest and tamed version of the NJ4SE. It is designed to sound as close as possible to our NJ4 single soil model, providing a similar clarity and full bottom end that compliments its genuine growl. Its interactive and resonant qualities are derivative of its hum-canceling design, making it a pickup that is great for noisy live situations in that its uncompromising shimmer will stand out in the mix. In short, this pickup represents classic J tone with no 60 cycle hum.
- Hum-canceling split coil jazz-type bass pickup.
- Drop-in J replacement pickups.
- Available in black plastic covers.
- Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
History: This pickup's tonal origins lie in yet another case of beast-based tonal transference. Beloved shop dog and connoisseur of all things bouncy and well rounded, Hooper Nordstrand, is essentially the soul that this pickup's sound represents. In the case of both Hooper and the NJ4SV, the player's first impression of either phenomenon might be one of naiveté and simplistic nature. However, player be warned! For each of these entities hold a kind of power that has the ability to focus its strength through any fixture that provides stimulation — perhaps a ball, or in the case of the pickup, a totally rad but loud and rowdy venue. Just as Hooper holds to the name of his breed by retrieving any ball fetched, the NJ4SV will never fail to retrieve the presence of your tone in any live setting that proves to be a tad too noisy.
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Tonal Balance = 5
1=Dark/Bass-Heavy, 10=Bright/Less Bass
Mids = 5
1=Less Mids, 10=More Mids
Dynamics = 6
1=Slow, Loose, Blurry, 10=Quick, Tight, Controlled
Character/Color = 6
1=Flat, Plain, 10=Colorful
Length: 3.73” (94.74 mm)
Width: .72” (18.29 mm)
Length: 3.60” (91.44 mm)
Width: .72” (18.29 mm)
"The NJ4SV is very similar to the NJ4. The NJ4SV (split vintage) is a split coil hum-canceling jazz bass pickup that is designed to sound just like the NJ4 while eliminating noise and 60 cycle hum. The SV set was designed based on feedback from players who loved the TONE of the NJ4 but wanted a pickup that was impervious to interference. For players who do a lot of gigging and recording, a quite pickup is essential. Carey spent a lot of time developing the SV to sound as close to the NJ4 as possible..."
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