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Bartolini TC3 or TC5 for boosting output of CBJD1 Classics?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lia_G, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Lia_G


    Oct 27, 2005
    Hey, folks,

    I put Bartolini CBJD1 Classic pickups in a Yamaha BBG5 (passive) bass recently. I love the tone, but the output is lower than, for example, my stock passive P basses. Just wondering what you might recommend to boost output up to roughly the level of a passive Fender?

    I prefer to just keep the passive tone controls and use the approach of boosting the entire signal ... what do you think: the Bart TC3 (12db) or the TC5 (6db)?

    Yes, I could just use a boost pedal, but I prefer an onboard solution.

    Thanks for any advice!

  2. Lia_G


    Oct 27, 2005
    Anyone have any idea whether 6db or 12db boost would be best to get the output of these Barts up about equal to a passive fender?


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