EMG V. Bartolini?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Spiralout462, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. I was jsut wondering can the EMG's the previous owner installed in my conklin match up to the bartolinins they started putting in them.
  2. Alright, I'll bite.
    It depends on a few things, including the type of EMGs, the type of Bartolinis, and the sound you're going for. Generally, people describe EMG pickups as more full range, with a more defined (some say "harsh") high end. Bartolinis tend to be on the warm side, adding a colouration that some people love and some people really can't stand. I've had basses with EMG pickups and others with Bartolini pickups, and I have to say that I really like the sound of both for different applications.
  3. yeah thats what I've been getting...

    I'm going to haggle with the guy over my conklin though cause it's only worth 500 and if he doesn't go for it I'll walk and save a ton of money and buy a warwick or something.