Bartolini and Seymour Duncan Soapbars question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by philthygeezer, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer Supporting Member

    May 22, 2002
    I'm thinking of replacing the Seymour Duncan soapbars in my bass with a set of Bartolini BC4CBC pickups. This is the shape of both:


    1. How will the Bartolinis sound relative to the Duncan pickups?
    2. Will the passive Barts replace the active Seymour Duncan soapbars easily given the SD 3 band preamp?
    3. Will I get more output?
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    1. Probably more neutral sounding. The SD active soapbars I've heard had a high end emphasis.
    2. You'll need to replace the blend pot with a 250K/500K blend pot.
    3. Depends on the wiring. If you can wire each pickup in series, you'll get more output than if you have them in parallel