Bartolini output seems low?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Cutty, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Cutty


    Jun 25, 2006
    Hi guys,i bought a Bart 9J-L1 to match up with my 8SU P pickup to install in my modern player Jag bass,all wired in correctly,but the output from the 9J seems very low,the bass is wired V-V-T,is this the way these 9J's are?any help would be great,thanks.
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Barts J's are inherently medium output in nature. Usually paired to a preamp. Or at least a booster module to bring up the output levels. I personally would not use Barts in a passive setup.
  3. Isotonic

    Isotonic Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    This has been my experience as well. Stick an Audere in there and watch them come alive with rich, musical mid tones.
  4. Cutty


    Jun 25, 2006
    I thought that might be the case,Thanks.
  5. Maz


    Jan 9, 2011
    I just installed the same set and was having the same problem. Wired mine balance, volume, jack, and absolutely love the sound of them passive. Too bad about the output difference from P to J.. I wonder, If I add a preamp will the output difference be trivialized or just lessened a little?
  6. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    This. Add a preamp and things will change substantially.