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New Bartolini Website

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CrashClint, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    Wow, was just on the Bartolini website and it has been totally revamped. It appears someone has taken over the website for them. Even looks like there is a new president/owner, a guy name Clyde. I wonder if Bill Bartolini still works there or did they just sell everything?

    http://www.bartolini.net
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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  3. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

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    Man, I'll have to find somewhere else to go when I feel nostalgic about the late 90s. :)

    The new site looks great.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    www.bassnw.com
  5. RobbieK

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    Well I guess that means that Pat and Bill have retired. I believe Bill has one of the greatest ears for pickup voicing around. This week I installed a pair of 9CBJD's in a fretless of mine. Very beautiful tone. I got to meet Pat and Bill a few times. They are lovely, friendly, humble people. I wish them all the very best as they put their feet up!
  6. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    I heard they were at NAMM representing Bartolini so hopefully they will stay involved if only on a part-time basis.
  7. chucko58

    chucko58 Supporting Member

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    Welcome news.

    IMHO there are a lot of companies making pickups that really don't know what they're doing. They take a dash of this and a hint of that, mix in some traditional varnish and a little semi-informed experimenting, and call it good.

    Again IMHO, the only ones who seemed to understand the electromagnetic science behind the pickup were Bill Bartolini, Bill Lawrence (RIP), and maybe the EMG people. Bart's new head Clyde Clark seems to have the engineering background to carry on the Bartolini legacy.
  8. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

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    Wow, this is huge. I still have the old High-A pickups from the 70s that I use. I hope that the company carries on with its usual high standards (although I wouldn't mind seeing the turnaround time improve. I've waited up to 18 months for pickups from them in the past).

    Bartolini has a wonderful legacy, here's to the future!
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Brilliant. Nobody will regret the old site.

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