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Bartolini and Seymour Duncan Soapbars question.

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

  1. philthygeezer


    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 Administrator Staff Member Administrator 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