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Barts vs status

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lilbassist254, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Lilbassist254


    Dec 24, 2016
    So yeah, im building a jazz bass and cant decide if I should get barts or status pick-ups. So if you guys have any advocaat on which pair of pu's to choose let me know, thx.
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  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Go with the Status...be different! The Hyper-whatever pickup / pre combinations in my composite headless 5's were super-hot, though.

  3. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    There's a thread I'm following today on this forum that the OP states his Barts get lost in the mix and that's with a Bart pre. What's the sound you hear in your head when you envision your completed Jazz? Is it vintage in which a passive setup might suit your needs or does the music you play/hear have a more aggressive tone? The Status Hyperactives are a good pup but if I recall correctly they are active requiring a 9V battery.
  4. BassGyver


    Jun 29, 2004
    "Hyperactive" is just the name of the pups. They are passsive pups.
  5. Lilbassist254


    Dec 24, 2016
    Well I was thinking about getting the j retro preamp, a status jazz neck and a set of their pick-ups so I would say I am looking for a good "high end" slap sound.

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