There are lots of things that are great, or even amazing, about the bass - from the way it carries the rhythm of any song to the super-smooth stage presence that exudes coolness from every angle. But one of the best things is the customizability it offers. You've got all kinds of opportunity for tinkering with your instrument, and there's no other upgrade quite like adding a new set of bass pickups. These are the components that generate your amplified tone, after all, so changing them will have a huge impact on the way your bass sounds. To put it simply: if you want to personalize your bass guitar or even add amplification to an acoustic or upright bass, this is the place to start.
For an electric bass guitar, there are a few standard types of pickups to choose from depending on the style of bass you own. For example, the DiMarzio DP148 Ultra Jazz Bridge Pickup and the Seymour Duncan SPB-2 Hot Precision Bass Pickup are single-coil models for the Jazz Bass and P-Bass, respectively. Humbuckers are the standard for many different basses, and a lot of these come in soapbar style, like the Bartolini Classic Bass Series 4-String Bass T4 Soapbar Dual Coil Neck Pickup... and those are only a few examples to showcase the huge diversity available here.
Of course, if you play a different kind of bass, that calls for a different kind of pickup as well. For the upright bass, some fantastic examples include the Shadow Double Side Upright Bass Professional Bridge Pickup, D-TAR Bass Soundspot Pickup and the top-rated Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp. Need something for an acoustic bass guitar? No problem: check out the Shadow 4 String Acoustic Bass Bridge Pickup with Saddle or the Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Divided Bass Pickup Kit for starters.
No matter what sort of bass you play or how you play it, you can find the right bass pickups for it here in this section. So feel free to experiment with different pickups to craft your own signature sound - or even build your own bass guitar from scratch. There are plenty of bass pickups ready to support virtually any playing situation, whether you're an ambitious beginner or a world-class professional.