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Older Bartolini Jazz pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tornadobass, Mar 24, 2002.


  1. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    When the pickups in my '74 Jazz became microphonic in about 1981, they were replaced with a set of Bartolini Jazz pickups. I'm not sure what models they made then, but these certainly are warmer than the usual Jazz pickup. Anyhow, I replaced the Bartolini's a few months ago with Fender stock pickups and the Barts are sitting in a box in a drawer.

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    Anybody know what model these might correspond to? Approximate value?

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  2. stylefive

    stylefive

    Mar 24, 2002
    Big Rapids, MI
    If those are passive pickups, I think those are comparable to the 9S Bartolini makes. I believe the price for those new is about $120. I just got some 8S pickups used for $60. The 9S may fetch a little bit more.
     
  3. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    Thanks for the info...I went to the Bartolini web site after reading your note. I think they might actually be the 9S....I think they're single coils, definitely darker than Fenders, and fairly quiet, too.

    Dan