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Carey Nordstrand

Nordstrand 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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Starlifter Bass Preamp DI

Nordstrand 歷時多年終於開發完成的首顆 Bass preamp/DI,純類比、音色乾淨清晰,完全是 Nordstrand 一貫的風格,操作介面簡單、很強大的 tone 可調性,contour 功能可以快速地切換 “flat”、”modern”、”vintage” tone shaping 風格,可調式的中頻頻率能夠很有彈性的找出最適當的中頻顆粒感,透過Nordstrand極豐富的Bass前級設計經驗,他不只是能加強 tone range,而且能夠將Bass音色修飾的更好聽, Starlifter 幫助你找襯托出愛琴的特性!

TOP-PANEL CONTROLS
MUTE — 所有訊號輸出為MUTE,TUNER OUT 除外, LED 轉紅色
ENGAGE — Preamp EQ電路開關,開啟時 LED 轉綠色,關閉時仍然有原始訊號輸出,Volume鈕仍有作用。
VOLUME – Output 音量控制,DI音量不受VOLUME影響 。
CONTOUR — 三段音色 switch “flat”、”vintage”、”modern”,flat 反映目前eq setting,vintage 音色低沉渾厚帶比較多的中低頻,以此模擬 tube amp + 8×10 cab的音色。modern 的音色是boost 高低頻,cut 中頻頻率,能夠很快速切換到 slap、r&b、gospel tone.
TREBLE — 6kHz +/– 15dB
MID — MID FREQ +/- 15dB
MID FREQ — 中頻可調頻率 150Hz~2.8kHZ,可彈性找到適合的中頻
BASS — 70Hz +/- 15dB


Bass拾音器 

Jazz 系列 NJ4/NJ5

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 70s – 繞線圈數較 alnico V版本少,聲音更加通透,高低頻更加重些許,適合 slap&pop style 或是偏好 mid-scoop 的樂手,NJ4 70s 忠實重現經典70 年代 jazz bass韻味。

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 – 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 – 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,高頻較圓潤,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/NP5

NP4 – split coil 4 string precision-type bass pickups
忠於原味的P Bass紮實低頻,帶有厚實低沉的顆粒感,是P-Bass升級的最佳選擇。


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!


Power Blade 拾音器 (P Bass)

This pickup is the latest addition to our blade arsenal. With its thick steel blade, optimized wind, and ceramic magnets providing an authoritative low-end punch, the Power Blade will distribute a forcefield of fat slap fury that is tamed and guided by a super smooth top end. With half of its tonal DNA being derived from the classic P design, its character is inherently reminiscent of that hard-hitting P bass vigor we all love, only with a bit more girth in its low-end and translucent flow in its highs which works to facilitate the impressive character that is all its own. This P-style Big Blade split in half will satisfy any player looking for the power of a Big Blade without compromising the throaty fury of classic P tone.


Music Man 拾音器系列

Nordstrand MM系列獨特的地方在於採用與早期Music Man相同的繞線方法、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 是唯一原汁原味的選擇!

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


Big Blade 系列

Big Blade 系列是一款modern音色的拾音器、音色銳利明亮,出力強大,很適合想要彈奏重金屬、搖滾曲風的Bass手。磁柱表面採刀鋒狀,可以兼容不同弦距的配置,而且更全面性的準確回饋弦震動的細微變化。


Jazz Bar 系列

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。


BIGMAN 系列

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。


Soapbar型拾音器


Soapbar尺寸- BIG SINGLE 系列

Big singles 採45度雙磁柱、單線圈在soapbar型拾音器內,加倍的線圈使得音色出力的肌肉感十分強壯,擁有突出的音色顆粒和靈活動態,如果你想要找尋富有 aggression 的punchy 音色,絕對首選 Big Single!


Soapbar尺寸- FAT STACK 系列

Fat Stack 線圈採上下堆疊的Hum cancelling設計,45度雙感應磁柱,聲音特色是低頻肥厚深沉、高頻清麗、極高的中頻解析度,可以呈現細微的音色變化,雙線圈的 Fat Stack 前後拾音器可以各接一個三段式 switch 做串聯/並聯/單線圈 切換,三種模式各有不同特色,串聯音色顆粒大又厚實,並聯音色乾淨細緻,單線圈則呈現 Jazz bass 的經典音色。


Soapbar尺寸- DUAL COILS 系列

Dual coil 採用 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突出的高頻。


Soapbar尺寸- BIG SPLITS 系列

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 強壯紮實的音色.


Soapbar尺寸- ZEN BLADE 系列

Big Blade改良的 Hum-cancelling 版本,擁有刀鋒系列的超高動態表現而且乾淨無底噪,

Zen Blade’s continuous sensing blade offers a multitude of loyal characteristics: its uncompromising tone refuses the threat of depletion all across the fret board, while its steady impedance gives way to a personality so even and temperate you might just find yourself saying goodbye to your old trusty compressor. One of its finest qualities is that the difference between its parallel and series personalities is subtle, creating a dimension of versatility where the player may comfortably fit their tone in the mix between many different genres—Jazz, Country, and Rock being its best contenders. Wired in parallel, the pickup delivers a broad range of character, with its even, clear, and articulate nature manifesting in its purest form. In series, the aperture narrows, causing the tone to become a bit thicker, a little bit bolder, while still retaining the even and clear quality inherent to the pickup. The lack of fluctuation between the two wiring styles is due to its single sensing blade acting as its only source of impedance, which removes many of the variables that count for the great difference in tone that often occurs when switching a standard dual coil from parallel to series. If ridiculously balanced, warm and reasonable tone is the name of your game, Zen is just the thing for you!


Soapbar 型拾音器製作以下標準尺寸

4 弦尺寸:

BC Shape:
Length: 3.99” (101.35 mm)
Width: 1.27” (32.36 mm)

EMG35 Shape:
Length: 3.52” (89.41 mm)
Width: 1.51” (38.35 mm)

5 弦尺寸:

P2 Shape:
Length: 4.27” (108.46 mm)
Width: 1.27” (32.36 mm)

EMG40 Shape:
Length: 4.02” (102.11 mm)
Width: 1.51” (38.35 mm)

6 弦尺寸:

P4 Shape:
Length: 4.68” (118.75 mm)
Width: 1.27” (32.36 mm)

EMG45 Shape:
Length: 4.52” (114.81 mm)
Width: 1.51” (38.35 mm)


Jazz Bass – BIG J BLADE 系列

專為Jazz bass設計的 “Big J-Blade”,表層的刀鋒式感應條,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,刀鋒感應條可以多角度感測弦的細微震動變化,更全面性的把琴的特色展現,Big J-Blade 依據線圈纏繞工法分為兩個型號:

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。


Bass Preamp系列 – Bass音色升級清晰透徹

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,音色細節更清晰呈現,聲音變得更加好聽! 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,Nordstrand preamp 改善愛琴電路的最佳選擇!


2B 系列

2B – 2 band bass preamp with 2 eq pots

2B-4a – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble

2B-4b – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass

2B-3a – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass

2B-3b – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble on bass (stack)

2B-4c – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack)

*All prewired preamps include jack and battery terminals

2B+ (Boost Only) 系列

2B+ – 2 band bass preamp with 2 eq pots.

2B+4a – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble.

2B+4b – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass.

2B+3a – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass.

2B+3b – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble on bass (stack)

2B+4c – PREWIRED – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack)

*All prewired preamps include jack and battery terminals

3B 系列3

3B – 3 band bass preamp with 3 eq pots

3B-5a – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, mid (pull frequency switch), and bass

3B-5b – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, push pull frequency selector on mid, and treble/bass stack

3B-4a – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume/volume stack, tone (pull passive), mid (pull frequency switch), and treble/bass stack

3B-4b – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume/tone stack, blend, mid (pull frequency switch), and treble/bass stack

3B-3 – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), mid (pull frequency switch), and treble/bass stack

JC-3b – PREWIRED – 3 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble (push/pull neck pickup – series down, parallel up), mids (1kHz down, pull up for 400Hz), bass (push/pull bridge pickup – series down, parallel up)