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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Bass拾音器 

NJ (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。

 

 

NJ Split Coil (Jazz) 系列

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。

 

P-Bass 拾音器

NP4a – angled pole pieces 4 string p bass pickups

如果用拳頭比喻P Bass的中頻,NP4a 的出拳肯定是拳拳到肉的攻擊! NP4a 的優秀之處在於敏捷有力的中頻動態,還有豐富寬廣的低頻,招牌的斜式磁柱設計讓NP4a輸出音色更壯、更有侵略性!

 


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 BLADE – 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的特色韻味,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 SPLIT – 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 SINGLE – 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 STACK – 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 COIL – 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(17mm~19mm) 都可以準確感應弦振動,幫助每條弦達到平衡輸出,J-Blade的線圈纏繞工法分為兩個子型號:

warm and wooly -呈現偏低沉的木頭韻味,高音圓潤、泛音豐富的低頻,帶有點double bass的味道,很適合Jazz曲風和偏Finger style的彈奏。

clean and clear -明亮清晰的音色,高頻的透明感和低頻的厚實感,現代型音色還有俐落的動態,很適合一般流行搖滾曲風使用。

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 

Nordstrand-2B-Response22b preamp specs:

  • overall gain is 0 to 15db by a trim pot on the circuit board.
  • bass +/- 12db @ 50hz
  • treble +/- 12db @4khz

 

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 

Nordstrand-3B-Response33b 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

NORDSTRAND AUDIO- 電吉他拾音器

HUMBUCKER 系列 – NVH

The NVH will stimulate tonal nerves you never thought possible. With a choice between a standard or hot wind for the bridge position, you and your guitar will be able to experience a VIP tour of the sonic spectrum available at the stipulations of your own articulation, and the component choices which make up your guitar’s electronic “gut.” The NVH’s output is extremely malleable; letting the player acquire powerful lows and chunky mids needed for metal or hard rock, but still clean, clear, and fluid enough for blues or softer sub-genres of rock. Upon the first strum or pluck of a string, the initial feel is unbelievably responsive and tonally immaculate; allowing saturating, versatile chord progressions and strong, articulate, and percussive finger work. In choosing the NVH as the conductor of your symphonic intervention, you will not be disappointed with this pickup’s unique tonal flexibility and ability to help you create a melodic and harmonious atmosphere all your own.

弦距選擇: 53mm (Fender) 或 50mm (Gibson) narrow spacin

線圈選擇: standard wind 或 hot wind

顏色選擇: 黑、白、奶油白


Stratocaster系列 – NVS SINGLE COIL VINTAGE STRAT

These are vintage-correct single coil Stratocaster replacement pickups that showcase our simulated hand-wound technology: a 3-pickup set that satisfies all the expectations of classic Stratocaster tone, only with a bit more unf! With a slightly hotter bridge and a r.w.r.p. middle pickup for hum-canceling in the combo switch positions, these pickups achieve a dynamic balance of higher output, beefier midrange, and slightly more aggressive treble. These pickups have the ability to slice through any mix and skyrocket straight to the top of those piercing yet succulent lead frequencies; driving your amp and pedalboard with more intense output and revealing to you new dimensions of vintage Strat tone. But do not fear these aggressive adjectives! Though our wind technology and fabrication process provides these pickups with a unique high end and bold, complex character, they are still chock-full of classic Stratocaster bounce, punch, and quack. Great for rock, blues, and country styles!

 


Stratocaster系列 – SHUSH PUPPY

Love classic single coil tone but hate the noise that often accompanies that creamy flare and tonal resonance? Well, you’re in luck! Over a period of six years of R&D, we’ve developed a pickup that has had all buzz, hum, static, and crackle exorcized from its being; and all without shaving even a centimeter off of the complexity inherent to uncompromising single coil tone. The sonic nature of the Shush Puppy can be compared to that of our Strat design: creamy, bouncy, and punchy, but with zero hum. Between the spectrum of sonic delicacies available at the bridge, middle, and neck positions, the Shush Puppy contains the unique kick of single coil pickups with absolutely no background noise breaking through to their tonal event-horizon.


Telecaster系列 – NVT A3 VINTAGE TELE

The NVT-A3 feature alnico III magnets, which have been determined as the historically correct magnet used in early Fender Telecaster guitars. The rich dynamic character of vintage Tele tone is replicated here with all possible precision, expelling the need to go out and buy a rare and expensive early Tele model in order to reach that desired historical sound. Between the neck and bridge positions, the NVT-A3 delivers complex, clean, full, and shining sonic euphoria with every strum or pluck of a string. The only tonal difference between the two positions is the angled position of the bridge—its close placement to the saddles giving it a punchier complexity, but still holds to the same invigorating and inspirational character as the neck. The historical reverence that provides the lush and powerful tone of these pickups is truly a spectacle of vintage Tele reverie.


NP9.0 VINTAGE SINGLE COIL P-90

This is a vintage P-90-style pickup. Using tried and true coil designing techniques, our version of the P-90 went through extensive revision and testing in order to provide the player with a fat, clear, and pure tone. These single coil pickups are the sonic maelstroms of our six-string arsenal. A bold midrange and a furious bottom end will body slam the open air with serious vigor, maintaining a solid, lucid, and enormous presence that will cut through any mix. The bridge position will give an elephantine identity to your playing, while the neck position maintains balance with a slightly more savory punch of vintage P-90-style tone. These pickups are great for any guitarist looking for single coil pickups that provide more presence and aggressive response than Strat or Tele single coil models.

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