Bartolini company Q?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Anyone know what's going on with Bartolini? Have they ceased production? Still in business? Every retailer is out of stock (certain pickups and pre-amps) with no ETA! Frustrating! :meh:
  2. I'd have a hard time believing that. It seems like everyone and their dog has or has had a bass with Barts in it

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    Things are fine, their just slow and are on back order with some models.
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Really slow! I had to cancel several orders due to such long wait times! While their may be a ton of basses with Bartolini pickups, the particular pickups I have been seeking are just not available! Specifically the Neck position MK5.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    It has always been this way with Bartolini, as far as I can remember.
    Great products but constant backorders and lousy service. Their site is always late by a few years.
    They are worth the wait though.
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I hear you. In the meantime, I put in Nordie Big Splits. While they sound great, I really wanted the Barts. I just couldn't wait any longer!
  7. it seems bartolini´s webmaster is managing the entire bussiness
  8. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    Ditto. You have to wait if you want them. Great business model for Bartolini as it has always been a seller's market for them.
  9. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    I had some Bartolini questions and has similar frustration expressed here. I spoke to Gaurd at Roscoe and I have the Bartolini reps name and phone number if anyone needs it PM me. He lives in FL, his name is Tom...
  10. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    The CF5 is a great replacement for the MK. If you don't mind the wider aperture. My favorite Bart.
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Didn't want to have to mod the pickup route. I think the P2's fit in the same routing as the MK's. Maybe I'll check availability on those.