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New Bartolini Website

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CrashClint, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    Wow, was just on the Bartolini website and it has been totally revamped. It appears someone has taken over the website for them. Even looks like there is a new president/owner, a guy name Clyde. I wonder if Bill Bartolini still works there or did they just sell everything?

  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  3. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Man, I'll have to find somewhere else to go when I feel nostalgic about the late 90s. :)

    The new site looks great.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  5. RobbieK


    Jun 14, 2003
    Well I guess that means that Pat and Bill have retired. I believe Bill has one of the greatest ears for pickup voicing around. This week I installed a pair of 9CBJD's in a fretless of mine. Very beautiful tone. I got to meet Pat and Bill a few times. They are lovely, friendly, humble people. I wish them all the very best as they put their feet up!
  6. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    I heard they were at NAMM representing Bartolini so hopefully they will stay involved if only on a part-time basis.
  7. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Welcome news.

    IMHO there are a lot of companies making pickups that really don't know what they're doing. They take a dash of this and a hint of that, mix in some traditional varnish and a little semi-informed experimenting, and call it good.

    Again IMHO, the only ones who seemed to understand the electromagnetic science behind the pickup were Bill Bartolini, Bill Lawrence (RIP), and maybe the EMG people. Bart's new head Clyde Clark seems to have the engineering background to carry on the Bartolini legacy.
  8. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS, D-TAR
    Wow, this is huge. I still have the old High-A pickups from the 70s that I use. I hope that the company carries on with its usual high standards (although I wouldn't mind seeing the turnaround time improve. I've waited up to 18 months for pickups from them in the past).

    Bartolini has a wonderful legacy, here's to the future!
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Brilliant. Nobody will regret the old site.