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Can anyone attest to the string balance of Bartolini J's?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by marc40a, Jul 29, 2003.


  1. marc40a

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    Bartolini describes the dual coil J series as a "P bass in a box." The magnet structures inside are offset but I'm wondering if they're tilted on the vertical axis like P pickups are.

    Any experience with them?

    I've found most J PU's to be unbalanced when the bass is properly set up.
     
  2. BoogieNight

    BoogieNight

    Jun 15, 2001
    Brazil
    I have a pair of Bart single coils (9s) and they have good string to string balance. Other pickups I have tried in my jazz bass suffered - EMG JV, Dimarzio Ultra J.

    Never tried split coils Barts.
     
  3. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i have dual coils in my jazz.

    they sound great and seem to have a higher output.

    the strings seem to be balanced very well.