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"Fattest" sounding Bart pups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bongomania, Sep 17, 2008.


  1. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I gather, reading here, that historically Barts are famous for a warm sound with a bit of treble attenuation and some compression. Naturally they don't all sound like that, or to equal degrees. So which models would you say had the MOST fatness and the other stereotypical Bart qualities described above?

    ATM I'm not worried about form factor, as they would be for a custom bass that I won't be able to afford for a while anyway. :D But availability in a 5-string model would be a huge plus. Also FWIW I'm well aware of all the external processors and amp factors that add to fatness... I'm just looking at pups now. :)
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Bump- anyone? As an example of what I'm talking about, the Roscoe Barts with the stock pre had a super fat quality, but of course the Roscoe ones are not readily available for sale.
     
  3. Have you considered other brands?

    The "Classic Bass" series supposedly have more "air" and definition, but you are obviously looking for fatness. This is a toughie, I haven't tried a lot of Bart's but maybe the MM shape or the soapbars?

    If you want "fat" I would suggest Nordies Fat Stacks
     

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