Q about difference in Bartolini pickups..

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ívar Þórólfsson, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Hi all!

    I´m thinking about dropping bartolinis in my Fender American Jazz Bass V in order to get a beefier sound.

    So far I´ve heard good things about Bartolinis.

    My question is, can anyone tell me the difference in sound between those two here:

    59CBJS pair - Jazz Bass shape neck (short) pickup and bridge (long) pickup are low noise single coils.
    List Price $ 146

    59CBJD pair - Jazz Bass shape neck (short) and bridge (long) pickups have dual in-line hum cancelling coils.
    List Price $ 164

    Much appreciated!
  2. Bekkeland


    May 16, 2003
    Sandnes, Norway
    Don't know about the sound of the Bartolinis,
    but you should consider this:

    Standard 5 string Jazz pups will not fit the American STD Jazz V! The pups on this bass is wider than standard 5 string jazz basses.

    However Bartolini has introduced a direct replacement for the Fender american std V:

    Here's the Jazz pups:

    5 string basses:
    59J1 J set: $137.29
    59J1 J bridge only: $68.69
    57J1 J set: $137.29 (American Standard J replacement)
    57J1 J bridge only: $68.69 (American Standard J replacement)

    I have a American std Jazz V myself, and I am also considering the Barts.
    I recently installed a J-retro preamp, and it's just great!!!!!:D
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Thanks for the info! :)
  4. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Any Bartolini 57J1 5-string Jazz pickup review?
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    As far as I know, the windings / voicings are exactly the same as the 59J's - the 7 vs 9 is to distinguish between Fender and other sizings.

    Sorry Ivar, I can't help with your question.
  6. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Woah, this thread has certainly been resurrected... I posted this thread on august 19th 2003 :)
  7. jptoastboy


    May 10, 2011
    I stumbled upon this looking for differences between the 57j1 and the 59j1.
    Super Resurrection!
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