I've used the Barts, as well as the Bill Dickens Signature (single coil) Barts, and a custom set of Nordstrand Dual Coils.
I found the Barts (as expected) to be dark; the Nordstrands just didn't do it for me - they seemed to lack a certain complexity to the sound. They sounded honestly like polite, thick jazz pickups.
I'd try either of the Delanos. The jsbc looks like an excellent jazz pickup, and the sbc looks like an excellent humbucker.
I'd avoid the Delano quad-coils, by the way. Having played a crazy multi-coil switching bass for a while, I found that I only ever used the parallel humbucking mode and could've saved a lot of time and wiring headache if I'd accepted that early on. Food for thought.
What's the style of pickups in your current bass?
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Last edited by Sheffield : 11-29-2013 at 07:21 AM.