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Looking to replace my pickup. What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by monocase.com, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. monocase.com


    Mar 13, 2009
    I've got a dead magnet on the neck pickup of my 5 string Bartolini jazz. I've already got a 5 humbucker Bart in the bridge, so going Bartolini might be the more logical thing to do. But if there's one thing about bassists, we aren't all about logic.

    I am very interested to hear what you guys think. What should I replace this ish with?

  2. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    It all depends on the tone you are after.

    Many great choices out there: Barts, Q-tuners, Nordstrand, SGD, Villex etc
  3. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    wow... Dead magnet in a bart - Gotta say, I've never heard of that, but there's something new every day - right?

    Were it me, I'd match it with the bridge p'up - get another bart. The next question is which one... Doe they make a single coil p'up?
  4. monocase.com


    Mar 13, 2009
    i've heard good things about nordstrand.

    it appears to be a dead magnet in the pickup. The A string mag does nothing. I believe bartolini makes single coils...i am pretty sure that is what i have.
  5. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    A pickup that works.
  6. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Yes, they do.

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