This combination of pickups is similar to the NPVJ4SE, only in this case both are embedded with vintage technicalities. You will get old school tones from the NP4V and a full, growly tone from the NJ4SV. If you are looking for classic P tone in the neck, then we recommend going with our standard NP4 in the case of this particular P/J combination. However, if you are looking for a P tone that is lower in output contributing to a darker midrange and low end that has been slightly subdued by a loss of clarity, then this pickup might be exactly the thing you’ve been looking for.
NP4V pickup and an NJ4SV (split coil) bridge position as a set.
Alnico V: all around brighter, punchier, and meaner (Standard).
19mm string spacing standard.
Available in black plastic covers
Laser cut bobbins.
Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
History: This pickup combination is derived from the desire to achieve the vintage tone that we try to facilitate through the NPVJ4SE. However, this time we have loaded the split J with 42 SPN wire in order to pump up the overall tone, which compensates for the lower output of the NP4V.
*Not exactly what you are looking for? Email the shop directly or call the shop at: 909-790-2548 to find out about our many custom pickup options.
Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend A3 for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and A5 is great for a modern slap type thing or an R and B sound.
Alnico V comes standard.
To order the AlNiCo III version, add the pickup(s) to cart above and then click here to add the custom magnet type.
Jazz Bridge Length: 3.73” (94.74 mm) Width: .72” (18.29 mm)
P Pickup Length: 2.26” (57.40 mm) Width: 1.10” (27.94 mm)