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Bart Pre-amp (3.4). what kind of p'ups do i use?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ZanVooden, Nov 27, 2005.


  1. ZanVooden

    ZanVooden

    Nov 27, 2005
    Peoria, IL
    Im currently building a 4-string, neck through body, bass completly from scratch. (only buying electronics and other hardware parts). As far as electronics go, im considering using a Bartolini NTMB- 3.4 pre-amp.

    I dont really know too much about the unit, as far as what type of pickups i need to use. I want a set of J's, but im not sure as to if i need to purchase Active or passive p'ups, and what brand would work best. i've been looking at DiMarzio model J's, and EMG Select jazz p'ups.

    If anyone could enlighten me as to what it is i need, or any other helpful comments, i would be greatful.
    thanks
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    you can use active or passive pickups with it.
    However, the pots in the pre-wired harness are meant for passive pickups so you'd have to replace the blend pot if using active pickups.
     
  3. ZanVooden

    ZanVooden

    Nov 27, 2005
    Peoria, IL
    Alright thanks,

    Now, what brand of p'ups are best for the money? and how much difference would there be between brands of pickups with this pre-amp? Would there be a dramatic difference in sound?
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    depends on what your budget is...
    check out the pickups faq, it has links to pickup review threads as well as threads with samples to listen to