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Bartolini BD5C - what kind of tone ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SebbyNC, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. SebbyNC


    Mar 17, 2005
    Hi, I may be getting a used bass (Cort B5) of which the owner replaced the stock pickups with Bartolini BD5C's. If someone has these pickups, can you describe the tone? Bartolini's site says "deep tone", but it doesn't really speak to me... Is it more modern tone, leaning towards EMG type of tone? Or does it sound fairly classical?
  2. 12bass


    Jan 2, 2003
    Victoria, Canada
    My experience with the Bartolini C-type pickups is that they tend toward focusing on the low midrange and are round, smooth, and mellow with a somewhat rolled-off treble. Wouldn't say they sound much like an EMG (which I find bright, harsh, and sterile).
  3. SebbyNC


    Mar 17, 2005
    Ok thanks!

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