New Gear Review: Aguilar AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

aguilarPictured are Aguilar Amplification’s new AG 5P-60 five-string P-Bass® pickup and AG 5P/J-HC hum-canceling pickup sets. The AG 5P-60 fits into five-string style P-Basses with the same sound of the AG 4P-60. The AG 5P/J-HC set is a matched pair of five-string Precision® and Jazz®-style pickups including the AG 5P-60 and an AG 5J-HC bridge pickup.

Like all Aguilar pickups, the AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC set are wound in Aguilar’s N.Y.C. factory and use Alnico V magnets.

The AG 5P-60 sells for $119 and the AG 5P/J-HC pickup set for $209. Visit and

By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA.