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Bartolini 8S?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Flatwound, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I've tried a lot of P pickups, including the SD Antiquity, Quarter-Pounder, Hot for P-Bass, stock American Standard pickups and EMG-P, but I haven't tried the Bart.

    Can anyone give me an idea what it sounds like? I'm not looking for descriptions like "this thing kicks ass," or "it's the best", or something like that, but qualitative stuff, maybe based on the pickups I've tried already. In other words, what about clarity, bottom, mid, and top, "thump" factor and so on.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I've used this a couple of times. Here's my impression:
    Higher output than a standard Fender pickup
    Beautiful warm lows and mids
    Highs that don't get tinny
    Very clear and distinct notes

    If I had to give a tonal comparison, I think John Wetton's King Crimson era tone is a good example - Powerful, punchy and boomy without the mush.
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Thanks, gweimer.

    Anyone else?
  4. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    I have the 8S in a MIM Fender P with flatwounds. I'd describe the Bart as powerful, warm, and well defined. A very good pickup.

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