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Warwick FNA Jazzman 5

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 559randyc, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. 559randyc

    559randyc

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    Hello!

    I want to buy some new pickups for my Warwick. I have been doing some research and have came down to bartolinis with an aguilar pre-amp; but i am not sure if this a good idea.
    I'm looking to get the 59J1-L for the neck and the MM5C for the bridge with an aguilar pre-amp. Will these fit into the pickup slots? and are there any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!



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  2. Reptileroundabo

    Reptileroundabo Supporting Member

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    I love the stock electronics in my jazzman. Although I had full Bart electronics in a thumb I had once. Sounds big. The Bart pre is really nice in these wicks.
  3. 559randyc

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    To me it sounds a little too "nazaly." Im wondering if changing the electronics would give it a better sound.
  4. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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    Is it currently active or passive?
  5. 559randyc

    559randyc

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    It is active.
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    If I were to switch those electronics, I would definitely go Bart pickups and pre. I love Aguilar pre's, but I've changed over to Bart pre's mainly because they have an output gain adjustment and Aggies do not.
  7. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    As someone who previously owned a corvette FNA i definitely would recommend you swap the electronics if you plan to keep it for years to come. The pickup polls on mine eventually rusted. I got mine when they first came out around 2001 or so but yeah that was the main complaint i got on eBay from the guy i sold the bass to. The onboard pre wasn't terrible. A little noisy when any eq tweaking was done. I would say more noisy than high end Bart or aggie. I had issues at several venues and one studio with grounding noise with mine also which might have been fixed if i swapped the electronics
  8. 559randyc

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    Is there any other big difference between the two?
    I've read that the Aguilars are clearer than the barts.
  9. 559randyc

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    This is another reason why I am wanting to swap out the electronics. The current pickups have started rusting and are noisy.
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    The only thing I really noticed is that the Bart has more useable controls. The Aguilar has so much EQ boost that you really can't go far with the controls, a little goes a long way.
  11. 559randyc

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    Thanks for your help! I'll probably go with all Bart electronics!:bassist:

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