EMG or BARTS for a thumb bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by groovking, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. any suggestions on these. when considering i tend to go for 2 band 9v electronics,......call me a caveman, but i just dont like the 18v 3 band eqs. i played a thumb bass bolt on 37th anniv ed from gc and it had mec pus,.....and i loved it with its 2 band electronics. which of these pus are best to most ears? .my application will be a neck thru vintage 4 string thumb..................thank you all
  2. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Warwick used to use Bartolini Stuff. The Vintage Thumb doesn't have it? Hmmm....

    If you like a nice, natural, woody sound and you want to run 9v or passive, go with the Barts. They are more organic, to me at least.

    EMGs are my favorite, but if you want a natural sound, you may want to avoid them. They are notorious for having a colorless, sterile tone that I LOVE in my Modulus's and GK rig. It cuts through like a drill press through a stick of butter. That almost completely would negate the point of getting a Warwick.
  3. this bass has emgs, stock in it, and i havent played it
  4. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    wouldnt colorless mean natural?

    btw, hows the SD basslines pups?