Bart soapbars with passive electronics?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Darrelpr, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. Darrelpr


    Feb 2, 2002
    Texas, USA
    I'm looking at Modulus Q5 with the following custom pickup option: dual Bart soapbars with passive only electronics (volume, volume, master tone).

    I've never heard (or even seen) Barts without a preamp however I much prefer passive electronics and would rather leave the tone shaping to an external preamp. In view of that, any opinions on the above configuration? How do Bart soapbars compare with other passive pickups with regards to output, etc.?

    thanks in advance

  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Barts should work fine in passive mode.

    PBFACTOR Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    Boise, ID
    my bass has bart quad coil p4cx, when i turn off the pre-amp it still sounds great. not as much headroom or volume. it depends what kind of sound you're going for. pre-amp off you can get a j or p kinda sound.
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Barts run without a preamp aren't that rare. They sound less hyped than most pickups.