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Bartolinis still click for slap?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassbmx, Oct 6, 2005.


  1. Hey, I play mostly slap and am fairly heavy handed when I play. I'm playing an L-2000 now and it sounds great for slap, but it clicks every time the lower strings hit the pups. I lowered them slightly and it helped a bit but what I'm wondering is if Bartolini pups with the pole pieces cvered wouldn't make the same click?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Here's a cheap way to find out. Cover the pole pieces with electrical tape. Does it still do it? No? Then play like that.
     
  3. Haha will do that.
     
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    You can also use clear nail polish if the sound is caused by an electical connection rather than vibration.

    Better to lower the pickups so the string doesn't contact them at all.
     
  5. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    I believe he's talking about the exposed poles. Barts don't have those. Same thing with EMG humbuckers. My EMGs don't click in the same way. You are a little bit but it's mainly from the vibration interrupting, I believe.

    Barts shouldn't click and pop when you slap and pop. ;)

    -Eric.