Sims Super-quad Pickups

OLD SCHOOL TONES, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY.

Experience the capabilities of 15 different pickup options within only one bass - thanks to the Super-Quad Pickup.
So, say goodbye to the tone-sculpting overdose of too many knobs and say hello to our new, all-inclusive and totally organic tone generators.

 

Our unique Super-Quad pickup contains four hand-wound coils which, when connected to our patented Tri-Logic switching system, allow the user to alternate between the three most iconic pickup coil configurations;
SPLIT COIL [Precision Bass], SINGLE COIL [Jazz Bass] and FULL HUMBUCKER [StingRay].

Simplicity is guaranteed with the use of our tri-colour LED (housed inside each Super-Quad) which gives clear indication of the selected pickup mode.

Not only do you have unrestricted access to all three of the classic pickup tones you've heard on millions of records [in a single pickup], there is tonnes of room to expand upon them by taking advantage of the FIFTEEN uniquely possible, different pickup configurations. All whilst experiencing no change in output volume.

Contrary to common perception, due to the tri-colour coil mode LEDs, our Super-Quad pickups are completely PASSIVE. That is because our aim when designing the pickup was to achieve the three classic [passive] tones within a single housing. However, they are very effectively used with active preamps as well as passive circuitry.

Our standard ranges are available in 4 & 5 string models. 6 String, fanned fret, custom material & finishes etc are available from our Super-Quad custom shop.

 

THE SUPER-QUAD RANGE

CLASSIC MODELS

BRAND NEW TO 2019, the Super-Quad pickup now has 4 Classic models as well as ENDLESS custom shop possibilities.

  • Super-Quad CLASSIC - all the classic features of our renowned Super-Quad pickups in their traditional solid carbon fibre housing.

  • Super-Quad CLASSIC+ MM - all the classic features of our renowned Super-Quad pickups in their traditional solid carbon fibre housing, now with Music Man string spacing and pole pieces.

  • Super-Quad CLASSIC+ J - all the classic features of our renowned Super-Quad pickups in their traditional solid carbon fibre housing, now with Jazz bass string spacing and pole pieces.

  • Super-Quad CLASSIC+ P - all the classic features of our renowned Super-Quad pickups in their traditional solid carbon fibre housing, now with Precision bass string spacing and pole pieces.

Super-Quad CLASSIC+ P4 Pickup
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Super-Quad CLASSIC+ MM5 Pickup
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Super-Quad CLASSIC+ P5 Pickup
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SUPER-QUAD MM

All the power and technology of our renowned Super-Quad pickups fitted into a smaller, Music Man pickup shell with correct string spacing and pole pieces. No body routing required if your bass already uses Music Man style pickups.

 
 

SUPER-QUAD CUSTOM SHOP

Our long-awaited Super-Quad Custom Shop is now here and accepting orders!

Super-Quad Custom Shop options are now available in 4, 5 and 6 string versions with:

  • NEW adjustable pole pieces in a finish choice of silver, gold or black.

  • NEW ‘Sidewinder’ technology for the ultimate focus and tonal clarity.

  • Customisable housings - rectangular or angled for compatibility with straight and Fan-Fret basses, other shapes providing all Super-Quad components fit inside.

  • Custom material and finishing options including bespoke timbers or lacquered if so desired.

Use our enquiry form to ask for more details or place an order.

 

 

BRITISH CONCEPTION, BRITISH DESIGN, BRITISH MADE.

Each component of our Super-Quad pickup is manufactured entirely within the UK. It is then hand wound and assembled from our workshop in Kent, South-East England. Classy and extremely robust, these pickups are the perfect accompaniment to any bass whether it’s a classic style, modern or more exotic.

Tour-ready pickup housing, made from our unique recipe of pure carbon fibre and nylon, our Classic range are very difficult to scratch and near impossible to dent. Due to it's compound properties the pickups are self-shielding too.

 

When ordered for retail, each of our Super-Quad pickups comes individually in its own sleek, branded box. Which includes tri-logic switch, 12 pin push-connecting wire loom, fixing screws & springs and A4 wire diagram (also downloadable from our luthier page).

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HOW TO INSTALL A SUPER-QUAD PICKUP INTO ANY BASS

Our Super-Quad Pickups are designed to be as easy as possible to fit but if in doubt please contact a professional. For more information regarding how to fit our Super-Quad pickups please click the button below.


 
I plugged in and it was like love at first note.
— Rudy Sarzo [Quiet Riot, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne]
 

ALL THE CLASSIC TONES WITH NO COMPROMISES.