Ibanez BTB 776 (Bartolini MKII X2) 6 string - New Pre? Or PUP's?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by togril, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. togril


    Jun 29, 2012
    Sydney Australia
    Hi Tb'ers.
    I have a 6 string Ibanez (bought for about $900 AU)- and although I like the instrument - I really don't care for the sound, which I am presuming is 2 Bart's MKII soap-bars on it and whatever preamp Bartolini put it.
    Strings are Fedora Nickels.
    The problems I have are:
    No 'seperation' between strings or notes (it's all quite Mushy really)
    The instrument sounds unremarkable and quite middle oriented.

    I play a lot of chords (classical guitar picking style). It was a bit easier to distinguish the was of notes with flat-wounds - but still sounded "unremarkable".

    Any recommendations for a different Pre amp? Something with an eye on the budget? would that help? I here Bart' don't make the best preamps. Is it the Pickups?
    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  2. togril


    Jun 29, 2012
    Sydney Australia
    Bump myself yo!
  3. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN