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Bart mk1 custom spec?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Papazita, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Papazita


    Jun 27, 2008
    Are there any differences in the Bartolini mk1 pickups and preamps between instrument manufacturers? Or is it a "one size fits all" line?
    I'm looking specifically at the mid/high range of Ibanez and the Lakland Skyline series basses.
    I currently own an Ibanez SR655 with mk1's. They're...ok. The preamp could be a bit better, though.
    i was just wondering if they had models other than the split Precision-style humbucker (a P in a soapbar shell), or if any manufacturers had custom spec'd versions.
  2. I believe there is a factory somewhere in Korea (Cort?), which wires these pickups and sells 'em to the manufacturers: Ibanez, Lakland, Cort.
  3. Jesse DeCarlo

    Jesse DeCarlo

    Apr 23, 2008
    You may already be aware of this, but Bartolini has a USA made replacement for the MK1. I think the 5-string version is called MK5. They are structured like a regular humbucker, with parallel coils and 4 conductor leads.

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