Upgrade pickups for your Music Man, Lakland, or other bass with a big humbucker shape. With boundless, meaty lows and glassy, brilliant highs, our Music Man upgrade pickups provide next-level tone and clarity, with the help of our dual-coil and quad-coil hum-canceling craftsmanship.
All models feature fully encapsulated coils to protect against the rigors of professional bass players - sweat, microphonic noise, and feedback. Bartolini pickups are passive designs that can be used with passive controls or with an on-board preamp for an active instrument.
As a pro-level artist, you can fine tune your voice in your Music Man bass. We make pickups with a number of different voices in the Music Man shapes. To find your pickup, you can start by finding your voice or start with finding your shape. Or you can do a quick search if you already know what you want.
Start by Finding Your Voice
The pickups in your bass have a big influence on your voice. Your voice is a combination of your pickups, strings, instrument materials and construction, and playing technique. The voice of your pickups is determined by the sensing structures - the magnetic field projected onto the strings and the interaction of the magnetic field with the coils.
We offer several carefully designed pickups series with different sensing structures so you can develop your voice. Check out the sensing structures below - Blue represents a South magnetic field, and Red represents a North magnetic field. A 4-String MM shape is shown for reference. Click a graphic to get more info about each voice option.
No other pickup can deliver the gigantic, luxuriant lows of the legendary Original Barts. They are full and warm for that vintage tone you've been craving, enhancing the natural voice of your bass. You'll never find lower tones produced with higher clarity!
Rich, deep voice with lots of high-end clarity and warmth. They have enhanced treble response and higher output than our Original bass pickups and offer bold, up-front clarity that adds dimension to your voice.
All about flexibility – like having 4 Jazz Bass pickups in a MusicMan humbucker shape. They can have a huge voice or precise focus. Originally made for Lakland, we started with 2 of our Classic J-Bass passive hum-cancelling Jazz bass pickups and installed them in a MusicMan shell.
Start by Finding Your Shape
Or - Start by Finding Your Shape
Click a graphic to see the voice options in that shape.