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Bartolinis are made in?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Nikoubis, May 12, 2011.


  1. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Recently a bass player on a greek forum mentioned that Bartolini have moved all of their production out of the US. He was told this by a local luthier who said that because of this move he will no longer offer Barts as an option on his instruments.

    Checking here, it would seem that they are still made in California, but given how old their site appears to be it may not reflect a relatively recent change.

    Could the collective wisdom of this forum positively call BS on what the luthier claims? Note that I am not talking about the MK stuff, but Bartolini's more expensive lines of pickups and preamps.

    Thanks in advance for any responses. :)
     
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Up till few months ago Bill and Pat were still making their stuff here in Cali. Bill never mentioned moving anywhere and actually just hired a new employee last year....
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Bartolini has a dusty site (web 0.5 style) but it's up to date most of the time.
    I have not heard of a change.
     
  4. synaesthesia

    synaesthesia

    Apr 13, 2004
    UK
    Does it matter if they are made in greece or califorinia?
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It can matter if you want to defend local production.
    Now, Greece could use a boost to its economy these days. I'd buy.
     
  6. ciubz

    ciubz

    Jan 30, 2005
    are made in italy :bag:
    at least the name is italian :D
     
  7. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Not quite as much as the luthier making things up does. :)

    Yes, go buy an Odyssey bass or something, or else we'll take you guys down with us. :p
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Now that's a good excuse.
    "But Honey, I bought it to support European economy."
     
  9. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    I think Aguilar is the one making preamps overseas now, i heard that somewhere.
     
  10. Red Planet

    Red Planet Banned SUSPENDED

    May 29, 2005
    Atlanta
    I'm cranky in my old age.
    Bill is such a great old soul.

    What wonderful PUPs and Pre's they make.
     
  11. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I've had a PJ set in my bass for 15 years and still, every time I plug I think it sounds awesome.
     

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