Bartolini company Q?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 16, 2012.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Anyone know what's going on with Bartolini? Have they ceased production? Still in business? Every retailer is out of stock (certain pickups and pre-amps) with no ETA! Frustrating! :meh:
     
  2. hibachiduck

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    I'd have a hard time believing that. It seems like everyone and their dog has or has had a bass with Barts in it
     
  3. wvbass

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  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    Things are fine, their just slow and are on back order with some models.
     
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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Really slow! I had to cancel several orders due to such long wait times! While their may be a ton of basses with Bartolini pickups, the particular pickups I have been seeking are just not available! Specifically the Neck position MK5.
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It has always been this way with Bartolini, as far as I can remember.
    Great products but constant backorders and lousy service. Their site is always late by a few years.
    They are worth the wait though.
     
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    I hear you. In the meantime, I put in Nordie Big Splits. While they sound great, I really wanted the Barts. I just couldn't wait any longer!
     
  9. maturanesa

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    it seems bartolini´s webmaster is managing the entire bussiness
     
  10. synaesthesia

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    Ditto. You have to wait if you want them. Great business model for Bartolini as it has always been a seller's market for them.
     
  11. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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    I had some Bartolini questions and has similar frustration expressed here. I spoke to Gaurd at Roscoe and I have the Bartolini reps name and phone number if anyone needs it PM me. He lives in FL, his name is Tom...
     
  12. Musiclogic

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    The CF5 is a great replacement for the MK. If you don't mind the wider aperture. My favorite Bart.
     
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Didn't want to have to mod the pickup route. I think the P2's fit in the same routing as the MK's. Maybe I'll check availability on those.
     

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