Quad coil pickups were originally developed to maximize the sensing width of a soapbar. When coils are very long, the wire tension needs to be lowered to avoid a mushy middle, but lowering the tension reduces clarity and definition. By using 2 inline coils of the same polarity, Original Quad Soapbars can handle wide string spacing and produce clear, defined tone. The pickup is very much like our Original Soapbars, but it has 4 coils instead of 2.
The 4 coils are packed into the shell and then fully shielded and sealed so they are sweat-proof and immune from invisible noise stage and studio equipment. The cables are shielded too. The coils can be split in 2 different ways – to inline pairs or as P and reverse P which requires special wiring.
We sometimes put the string sensing width at the beginning of soapbar part numbers, so we used XX to denote that they sense as wide as possible in whatever shape they are in. Original Quads provide you with bottomless lows and low-mids along with tonal complexity for excellent bite and growl. They are full and warm for vintage tone, enhancing the natural voice of your bass.
Available in balanced versions for neck (Bass, -B) and bridge (Treble, -T).