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bartolini modification

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by petebass00, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. petebass00


    Aug 21, 2004
    I have a Tobias Classic 5, about 12 years old, not pre-Gibson. It's equpped with a 9 volt Bartolini circuit. Can I modify this system to run 18 volt without any risk of damage?
  2. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I was wondering about this too, but I don't have an answer. My situation was that my bass was setup for 18 volt (two battery compartments) but the bart preamp I installed was spec'ed to run 9 volts. What I did was played it safe and ran it 9 volts and used the extra battery compartment as "storage" for a spare battery. Sorry, this doesn't answer your question at all. You could try it and see what happens...