Callin All Jazz Bart Users

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wishbon7, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. wishbon7


    Jun 24, 2006
    I want to put bartolini's in my Fender jazz.:confused: Don't know which ones to get, here r the contestants....
    9S, 9J1 or 9CBJD1....
    Thoughts, coments........ Likes, Dislikes.......:help:
  2. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I have the 59CBJD's in my Lull 5-string, and I really like their sound. Unfortunately I don't have any experiences with any of Bartolini's 4-string models for Jazz-style basses.

    Brian Ristola of Ristola Instruments and Best Bass Gear is very knowledgeable about Bartolini's, I recommend that you email him or give him a call.
  3. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    I have the 9CBJD1 dual-coil humcancelling ones in my Fender. To me they sound great.

    They are pretty low output, and seem "mid-scooped" to my ears, but I think that's just because I'm used to hot midsy pickups. And the highs are killer.

    To me they sound like the quintessential classic jazz pickup without any noise or clicky-clacky exposed poles.

    You can hear them (actually just the bridge pickup) here:
  4. wishbon7


    Jun 24, 2006
    Thanks guys. Will, that is some sweeeeet bass on your my space.
    Sounds like 9CBJD1 are the ones.:hyper:
  5. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass

    These are in my Main Modulus VJ with a boost only pre and I love it. Punchy as sin...;)
  6. Hemispheres85


    Jun 15, 2006
    I'd say don't do it.

    I find Bartolinis to sound too hi-fi and rubbery for my liking, and I think it would completely take away the signature J-bass sound.

    If you don't want your Jazz to sound like a Jazz anymore, though, do it.
  7. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    "hi-fi and rubbery "

    Heh. That's exactly what I love about the bart 9j's. They are amazing in a fretless jazz.

  8. MisterV619


    May 15, 2006
    What other factors were involved when you got this sound? Active preamp or strictly passive? What kind of strings, amp, preamp were involved with help in the decision factor.

    By rubbery sounding, do you mean it made your strings sound less metalic and more nylon, rubberband sounding?