These pickups were originally developed to maximize the sensing width of a soapbar but at a lower cost than our Original Quads. 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. Original Splits provide you with deep lows and low-mids along with nice treble complexity for manageable growl. They are full and warm for vintage tone, enhancing the natural voice of your bass. They are very responsive and bring out the natural voice of your instrument.
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.
The coils are fully shielded and sealed so they are sweat-proof and immune from invisible noise of stage and studio equipment. The cables are shielded too. Available in balanced versions for neck (Bass, -B) and bridge (Treble, -T). The bridge pickup has a higher output than the neck pickup, so it is great for cutting through the mix when needed.