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again, emg vs bartolini

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Arjan, Oct 14, 2002.


  1. Arjan

    Arjan

    Apr 18, 2002
    I have this custom made bass (partially done myself). It has maple body wings, 5-piece maple mahagony neck-through, ebony fingerboard two emg-35j pickups a khaler whammybar and it's 32".

    I just discovered that bartolini offers pickups that are the same size as the soapbar emg's that I have.
    The emg's create a sound like a superjazzbass, it cuts through anything and it's great in a band setting. But when I record solo pieces it mostly sounds a bit to sharp and it also sounds a bit "unorganic" if you understand what I mean. It doesn't have a lot of personality.

    So my question is, can bartolinis provide that kind of sound? (warm but still with a clear top end ?)