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Maximum Bart's sound versatility

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by umberto, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. umberto


    Jun 10, 2004
    Hi all :hyper: !!!
    I'm loocking for a new active pickup set up that allow me the widest sound range. I'm Bartolini's oriented, but 2 question:
    1) what's the main difference between a soapbar and a humbucker p.u. (exept for the shape, obviously)

    2)which Bartolini active bridge and neck p.u. do you raccomend me (W4EX; W4C; others...) [is MME p.u. similar to W4?]?

  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004
    For What It's Worth:

    to my knowledge, a soapbar is named so strictly because of the general shape. There are single coil soapbar pups as well as HB's.

    Never had a Bart active so nothing there.

    The MME is a triple coil passive HB.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    as luknfur said, soapbar refers to the shape rather than the coil configuration. That's it. Humbucker implies that there's more than one coil, soapbar implies that it's a more rectangular shape (although there's no one standard soapbar shape, but there are more common sizes such as the emg shape)
    oh, and I've never used bart active pups, so I can't help you there
  4. umberto


    Jun 10, 2004
    Is there anyone has used them who can help me? :bassist: :D