Bartolini vs Glockenlang Pre?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassguy87, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. Been looking today at the Bartolini HR-5.2AP/918 and the Glockenlang 3 band (need 5 pots for the bass I'm getting).

    Anyone have experience with either/both of these please? Or any other 5 knob pres for that matter

    I figure I'll get that sorted first then look at Pups

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  2. While I don't have any experience with that particular bart I have a very similar one and it is clear, articulate and with great tonal adjustments. I run mine at 18vdc for more headroom.
  3. I think this will have more to do with Mid freq selection and Q/curve of the EQ points. Both pres are going to be clean and transparent. Glock is a fixed 550hz mid with only 9db of boost where Bart is selectable 250hz/800hz and 13db. That is a pretty big difference. The Bart freq centers are really good choices for sculpting slap tones or for getting that Jaco burp out of Jazz pickups. The Glock would be good for P style/split coil pickup flavorings.

    The highs will also be different with the Glock being more airy due to its much higher freq center.