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EMG P/MM vs. Bartolini P/MM

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jospe, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jospe


    Jul 23, 2011
    Rovaniemi, Finland
    I'm building new P-bass and making MM pu in bridge. Which pickup configuration should I put?
    I play mostly rock/metal type of music. I've heard that Bartolini makes good low-low mid sound and EMG's good overall sound. I dig that low bass sound of Bartolini but also that modern treble clinging sound of EMG.
    For Bartolini side I've thinking P8S and MMC, EMG side P and MMCS.
    Or should I get other pickup system?
  2. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Depends on what kind of tone you prefer. Personally, I've always found Bart's to sound too dark and slightly undefined. If you're playing rock/metal then I'd suggest going for the EMG's.
  3. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Nordstrand P / MM.
  4. miner


    Oct 26, 2008
    As far as p bass pickups go emg is my favorite.
  5. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    My top 3 choices would be:

    1. Delano P/MM
    2. Nordstrand P/MM
    3. EMG P/MM

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