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Barden prototype 5 string J type split coils $100

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by Moo, Jul 14, 2005.


  1. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I had these up a while back, some nibbles, no bites. So here's the same ad again that didn't work last time. I'm open to offers.


    This is a pair of Joe Barden prototypes made for Sadowsky. Split coil humbuckers.

    I emailed Roger to ask about these and he replied

    "Joe Barden made these for me to listen too many years ago.
    I have no recollection of how I liked them.
    These are not the pickups we use.

    Best regards,

    Roger Sadowsky"

    Could you ask for a more glowing revue? But that's their history.

    They come with Sadowsky covers but I think that's just what Roger threw them in to test them. They sound good but not great to me, I like a pickup with much more of it's own character. If I was prone to hyperbole I would say they don't color the true sound of your bass but they're just smooth and a bit too flat to my ears.

    They're quiet, with a pretty nice p-bass tone in the neck position and they're one of a kind. I played them for about a year and a half.

    Side & bottom view
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6414

    Top view
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6415

    Covers. Just Sadowsky covers, these are NOT Sadowsky pickups.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6416
     
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Links no good. Could you post a pic?

    Interested in trades?
     
  3. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Ooops! Links fixed.

    I wouldn't mind a trade, not sure what for but feel free to try something. Got any more Marcus DVD's? These are some of the pickups that lived in the covers I sent you :)
     
  4. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    PM sent
     
  5. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Bump