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MTD & Roscoe Bartolini Pups: What's their retail alternative?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DeWe, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. DeWe


    May 7, 2011

    I've been planning to have my first custom bass built and I am at the point of selecting electronics & pups.

    I'm totally sold out to MTD Barts, Roscoe's as well but since they are manufacturer specific, I don't know what to buy instead.

    My bass is gonna be: Alder with mahogany core or solid body alder with 5pc maple/bubinga neck with Indian or Brazilian rosewood. Hipshot ultralights and A type bridge.

    So here is the tone I'd like to get:

    Thanks for the comments in advance.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Regular Barts will get you there.
  3. DeWe


    May 7, 2011
    Means, MK5?
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Yep, I have MK5's in my Lakland. Love them!
  5. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Roscoe will sell their custom Barts if you ask them.
  6. DeWe


    May 7, 2011
    I've got MK5CBC set with 5.4 A/P preamp. Lets see how it goes with my first custom bass. Thank you.
  7. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    those should get you pretty close i should think..

    I think you can actually purchase the roscoe barts... im actually looking into buying some nordstrands for my roscoe, so i may have some barts to sell if yours dont do it for you
  8. DeWe


    May 7, 2011
    Thanks for the orffer but the problem is my residence & customs tax. I ordered via my luthier from bestbastgear which he had good experiences from.

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