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Bartolini vs. EMG

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassvirtuoso13, Apr 17, 2001.


  1. I personally prefer EMG's. They seem to cut more
    and the Bartolini's don't have enough treble.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    In what?
     
  3. In a bass....duh
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Wrong forum.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LOL!!!!

    I gotta agree!!!!! I'm an EMG man myself. The EMG's seem to some more mids that make them cut through alittle better. I never liked any Barts in Tobias's or Warwick's & I put one in a MM & HATED IT!!!!! The only Barts I like are J's. A friend of mine has em in a Bass he built & their passive & sound KILLER!!!!! I also tried a Pedella Rapture J5 w/Bart J's & I LOVED IT. My Spector played & sounded better than the Pedulla, though.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    What kind...duh? Nevermind I'll answer that...

    a bass guitar;)

    EMG's sound different in different instruments. I've heard some very brittle installs and I've heard a scant few that sounded great, not the stereotypical hi-fi sound.

    I prefer Bartolinis because you really have to screw with them to make them sound brittle.

    What you put them in and how you do it makes a huge difference...that's why I asked "In what?"...duh:D

    Installing either is no guarantee you'll get a "Bartolini" or "EMG" sound.

    HTH
     
  7. LOL

    I am a Bartman for the same reason, they sound a little warmer to me. Nothing against EMG's just like Barts better.

    Brad what does HTH stand for?
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It depends.

    Hide the hamster

    or

    Hope that helps

    Depends on who I'm talking to;)
     
  9. Ahh. I was thinking Hit the Highway.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Shouldn't this be in 'Pickups'?
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Yeah, it should be

    Hit the Hippo
    Highway to Heck
    Herman takes holiday
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Happy to Help
    Hit the Hay
    Help the Homeless
     
  13. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel
    hmm...i was thinking too about replacing the electronics in my Warwick Streamer LX5 to either Barts or EMG, anyone tried something like that before?

    btw, I'm comparing similar pickups...I mean active humbucking not passive bartolini alnico Js to the Ceramic active EMGs.
     
  14. I think I will buy Bartolini MME, the three coil MM replacement for my Sterling.. I think it will cure my weak G-string problem...the G-string on my bass that is.. :D