11385223_929720953718097_948215828_nNordstrand 在2005年位於加州設立工作室,創辦人Carey Nordstrand 是位資深的手工製琴師,以高級手工製琴和拾音器聞名,在創立自己的品牌之前,曾在知名的 John Suhr 旗下工作多年,木頭裁切、上漆、組裝、Setting fine tune,電路系統設計搭配,都累積豐富的經驗,他特別對於拾音器的線圈纏繞、線材特色有獨到的作法,也成為Nordstrand 拾音器和其他品牌與眾不同的基礎。

Nordstrand致力於研發各式特色的Bass拾音器,Jazz type拾音器是最初生產、也最受好評的型號,它模擬人工纏繞的工法搭配特選線材、磁鐵產生60年代Jazz bass的原味音色,因而在歐美日樂手圈產生廣大迴響。而後陸續推出的Signature系列 (Big Single, Fat Stack, Dual Coils…等等) 更被許多品牌大廠(Ibanez…等等)高階產線以及頂級Bass製琴師指定採用,更加奠定了Nordstrand在拾音器市場的地位。

Nordstrand 全系列拾音器都有著相同的特色: “音色清晰”、”層次豐富” — 更細膩、準確的傳達木頭音色的自然調性,他們也花了很多時間研究不同的繞線法和線圈材質的組合,開發出很多不同音色特性的拾音器,讓各個不同特性的Bass和樂風都能得到滿足,也因此有越來越多想要升級Bass 拾音器/Preamp的玩家把Nordstrand 當作升級的首選。全球發行量最廣的Bass雜誌 “BassPlayer” 票選 Nordstrand 為最受歡迎pickup品牌之一!

 

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眾多使用樂手

Bass拾音器 

Jazz 系列

NJ4 – single coil 4 string jazz-type bass pickups

NJ4 Jazz-style傳統單線圈pickup,遵循60年代製作材料製成:Heavy Formvar線圈, Alnico V magnet(鋁鎳鈷合金),讓聲音出力雄厚,NJ4特色是在繞線過程採用模擬手工纏繞的工法製做而成,因此大大降低線圈雜音.NJ4擁有非常均衡及動態的輸出,讓琴的低頻清晰厚實,中高頻飽滿亮麗.

NJ4 alnico v – 採用經典60年代製程,出力大、聲音透明、Punch清晰,modern tone。

NJ4 70s – 繞線圈數較alnico V少,聲音更加通透,但中頻飽滿度較低,音色有Marcus Miller的味道。

NJ4 alnico iii – alnico iii的聲音不似alnico v 明亮,調性偏暖,顆粒偏肥厚,適合jaco style 和 fretless bass。

 

 

 

NJ4SV – humbucking split coil 4 string jazz-type bass pickups

NJ4的Hum-canceling版本,聲音近似NJ4,有相同的清晰和結實的音色,雙線圈設計(split coil)消除了單線圈天生的60hz hum雜音.

NJ4SE – humbucking split coil 4 string jazz-type bass pickups

與NJ4SV相同的工法,雙線圈Hum-canceling,但使用更高級的線材(43 gauge enamel)製作,使得NJ4SE/NJ5SE的音色較為低沉,高頻稍悶,適合fingerstyle的樂手,在琴橋端solo時展現的punch特別有力,NJ4SE/NJ5SE搭配fretless bass是完美組合.

 

 

 


P-Bass 拾音器

NP4 – split coil 4 string precision-type bass pickups

產生忠於原味的P Bass紮實低頻,帶有些許低沉的顆粒感,是P-Bass升級的優先選擇。

 


Music Man 拾音器

Nordstrand 5 String Musicman

Nordstrand MM系列獨特的地方在於採用與早期Music Man相同的繞線、磁鐵和一樣DC阻抗,此原始的材料和音色,在1984年被Ernie Ball收購後的Music Man就被改變了,如果你在尋找正統經典的Music Man音色,Nordstrand MM系列一定可以滿足你。

MM4.2 / MM4.4 – humbucking (dual coil/quad coil) 4 string music man®-type bass pickups

MM5.2 / MM5.4 – humbucking (dual coil/quad coil) 5 string music man®-type bass pickups

  1. Ernie Ball – Soap-bar shape with no ears and narrow spacing. These have a rectangular cover and narrow spacing that will work on original MusicMan® five string basses.
  2. Lakland – Larger shape with ears and wide spacing. These will fit Lakland® and other basses with wider spacing.
  3. OLP – Larger shape with ears and narrow spacing. These will fit OLP® and other basses with narrow spacing.

 


Signature 系列

big blades – big blade soapbar bass pickup

甫生產的 Big Blade (BB4) 特色是音色偏亮、侵略性強,磁柱表面採條狀,不用擔心弦是否能夠對準磁條就能夠準確感應弦震動。

 

 


 

jazz bar – soap bar-jazz-type bass pickups

Jazz bar 的構想是把Jazz type 拾音器以Soapbar外型呈現,如果您的Bass是 Soapbar 拾音器但又想要Jazz Bass的韻味,Jazz bar 可以滿足這樣的改裝需求。

 

 


the bigman – 2 big singles in a mm cover

以2顆 Big single 組合而成的Music Man拾音器尺寸的Bigman,有強力的低頻輸出,是Music Man 使用者升級的另個好選擇。

5 string model of the bigman is available in 3 different versions

  1. soap-bar shape with no ears and narrow spacing. these have a rectangular cover and narrow spacing that will work on original musicman® five string basses.
  2. larger shape with ears and wide spacing. these will fit lakland® and other basses with wider spacing.
  3. larger shape with ears and narrow spacing. these will fit olp® and other basses with narrow spacing.

 


NORDSTRAND PICKUP COMPARISON | Big Singles, Big Splits & Fat Stacks

 

big splits – split coil 4/5/6 string bass pickups

Big splits 是 Big single 的雙線圈hum-cancelling版,消除了線圈底噪,採用一樣的磁柱排列,聲音非常接近Big single 厚實豐富的音色.

 


big singles – single coil 4/5/6 string bass pickups

簡單來說,Big singles可以算是Soapbar 型的加強版Jazz pickup,和Fatstack相同採45度双磁柱,產生非常完整、豐富的高低頻。

 


fat stacks – stacked humbucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups

Nordstrand 獨家的設計,使用双磁柱45度角設計讓纏繞的線材直徑多了50%,產生的音色仍然是J style 單線圈味道,但是增加了低音紮實感以及高頻的清亮感。

 

dual coils – humbucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups

Dual coil 双線圈的設計通常見於High end bass的配置,AlNiCo v 双磁柱設計就如同兩顆Jazz style組合在一起,dual coil的線路可以選擇串聯或並聯,串聯的音色中頻較厚實帶有微妙的高頻,並聯的音色則是低頻渾厚加上更明亮的高頻。

 

Big Splits / Big Single / Fat Stack 提供以下尺寸,也可接受Custom尺寸定製

4 string:
bartolini® bc (3.99″ x 1.27)
emg35® (1.51″ x 3.52″)
emg40® (1.51″ x 4.02″)

5 string:
bartolini® p2 (4.27″ x 1.27″)
emg40® (1.51″ x 4.02″)
emg45® (1.51″ x 4.52″)

6 string:
bartolini® p4 (4.675″ x 1.27″)
emg45® (1.51″ x 4.52″)

 


 

Big J-Blade
專為Jazz bass設計的Big J-Blade,表層特殊的刀鋒式感應條,不須擔心弦是否在磁條正上方,弦距寬窄(最寬19mm) 都可以準確感應弦振動,幫助每條弦達到平衡輸出,J-Blade的纏繞選項分為兩個子型號:溫暖調性(warm and wooly) -呈現低沉木頭音色和清亮調性(clean and clear) -明亮清晰的音色,兩種截然不同的韻味幫助你的Jazz Bass音色再升級。

 


Bass Preamp系列 – 讓你的Bass聲音變得更”好聽”

Nordstrand 不只是在Pickup上有豐富的經驗,針對Bass的低頻特性還有自家的Pickup設計出一系列Onboard Preamp,在EQ的線路及頻率增益下了很多功夫,把Pickup傳送出的訊號完整精確的呈現,而且透過Nordstrand多年的實驗改良的電路,聲音的透明度大幅增加,音色細節很透明地呈現,並且讓聲音變得更”好聽”! 功能性設計上,針對Bass手的專業需求提供不同的選項: Active/Passive 切換,中頻點切換,高中低頻&Balance提供更細微的調整,絕對會是想要如虎添翼的好選擇。


2B 系列 

2b preamp specs:

  • overall gain is 0 to 15db by a trim pot on the circuit board.
  • bass +/- 12db @ 50hz
  • treble +/- 12db @4khz
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2B-3a ( 1 pickup – 3 Knob Layout)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Treble
  3. Bass

2B-3b ( 2 pickup – 3 Knob Layout)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Blend
  3. Treble/Bass Stack

2B-4a ( 2 pickup – 4 Knob Layout)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Volume
  3. Treble
  4. Bass

2B-4b ( 2 pickup – 4 Knob)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Blend
  3. Treble
  4. Bass
3B 系列 

3b preamp specs:

  • overall gain is 0 to 15db by a trim pot on the circuit board.
  • bass +/- 12db @ 50hz
  • treble +/- 12db @4khz
  • midrange +/- 12db @ 1k with no external capacitors. add two capacitors as indicated in the table to change the frequency.
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3B-3 ( 1 pickup – 3 Knob)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Mid (pull frequency selector)
  3. Treble/Bass Stack

3B-4a ( 2 pickup – 4 Knob)

  1. Volume/Volume Stack
  2. Passive Tone (Pull Passive)
  3. Mid (pull frequency selector)
  4. Treble/Bass Stack

3B-4b ( 2 pickup – 4 Knob)

  1. Volume/Passive Tone Stack
  2. Blend
  3. Mid (pull frequency selector)
  4. Treble/Bass Stack

3B-5a ( 2 pickup – 5 Knob)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Blend
  3. Treble
  4. Mid (pull frequency selector)
  5. Bass

3B-5b ( 2 pickup – 5 Knob)

  1. Volume Push/Pull (Active/Passive)
  2. Blend
  3. Passive Tone
  4. Mid (pull frequency selector)
  5. Treble/Bass Stack