Here comes the demo of “the BIGRIG”, hum-canceling bass pickup by Nordstrand Pickups, loaded in the neck position of my custom Framus & Warwick Thumb NT (that I like to call “Thunder Thumb”!) with IQS Strings .
On this video you can hear how it sounds with different settings (series, parallel, single coil). It’s FAT, WARM and PUNCHY! Gorgeous! Thanks so much to Carey Nordstrand for making it!!
The bass track has been recorded directly into the RME Fireface UC audio card, no EQ, compression, FX etc.
From Nordstrand website: “The BigRig is a pickup came about very organically, as a result of a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. A dual 51 P style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept, but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand. What developed is a hum canceling pickup where the coils sense different parts of the string movement and the result isn’t the normal comb filter mode cancellation effect, which can make humbuckers sound kind of one dimensional. The BigRig has a very broad spectrum sound with tons of texture and complexity at the same time. It sounds a lot like a big single coil. Imagine that. Big Single… but hum cancelling. ”
More info about the BIGRIG: nordstrandpickups.com/products/bigrig/