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Best Bartolini Jbass pup for fretless?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FritzM, May 28, 2004.


  1. FritzM

    FritzM Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Madison, MS
    What model Bartolini JBass set would be best for a fretless 4 string? I want a warm sound. Decent output. Passive setup.

    1. 9J#1
    2. 9K#1
    3. 9CBJD

    Thanks___Fritz
     
  2. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I have 9J's in mine. I dig em. They're probably the warmest of the three models, but probably the lowest output as well.
     
  3. FritzM

    FritzM Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Madison, MS
    I could sacrifice output for tone. Are they roughly the same output as stock Fender or Fralin's?

    ____Fritz
     
  4. marc40a

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    Nope.
     
  5. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    Just ask the guys at Bartolini.
     
  6. marc40a

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    That's the thing... you can't just ask the guys at Bartolini. It's a very small operation for the amount of work they do and they don't man the phones.

    My brief, 'nope' was in response to the output question. 9 J's aren't comparable in output to Fenders or Fralins.