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Bassline vs. Bartolini vs. EMG

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fifthorange, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. fifthorange


    Mar 13, 2004
    what is the better brand?Why
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I'm personally not a huge bart fan...Basslines can be super bright if that is the sound you are looking for. I like EMG's because they are pretty clean sounding and just have "the sound" that I like.

    I doubt you will get much help on this with people telling you how they sound to *them*. You should just go listen yourself, it'll be vastly more productive and helpful.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yea its not a matter of better or worse, its what kind of tone you need.

    I have Barts in my Godin and here is how i sum up the tone: Dark and woody ..but with the maple body it has a nice slap tone too it as well. Quite zingy.

    Emgs i find are quite a universal tone...

    Basslines...not so fond of. Good for growl though, but not my kind of tone that i like.
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    Ditto. I'm also quite fond of the Aero passives that came in the FBB.