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Sadowsky with Bartolini

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by maurilio, May 2, 2005.

  1. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
  2. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    looks like a 59J or the Classic Bass version. not sure
  3. Cool bass. I'd chuck the clear pickguard!

    Hard to say since the Barts all kinda look the same. I can say that I am using Bartolini Classic Bass jazz stacks on my ash-bodies Jack Read bass and I love them. I has a set of 9j's on a different bass and they weren't awful but the low output wasn't what I was looking for. These Classic Bass humbuckers sound huge and tight without being stuffy. Nice stuff.

    Don't let the perception that Barts aren't the current flavor of the month turn you off from them. They still make great pickups and their electronics have held up very well. They could use a little help in the promotion department, and a new preamp design wouldn't hurt.

  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    impossible to tell *exactly* what they are, without seeing the back of the pickups. Even then, might not be possible - Bartolini didn't always seem to mark the model number on the back of the pickup, although any I've seen in the last 4 or so years have.
    So, they're more than likely 59J, 59K or 59CB. Although I don't believe the CB range was around in 97, or even the 59K - so I think the smart money would be on the 59J. Although Bart also do a lot of custom stuff for mfrs as well, but since Roger doesn't usually use Barts it's more likely that it was a stock model.
  5. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    This makes sense! BTW, I did some adjustment and now the 59J sound great.
    Still, I'm kinda curious to hear the Classic.... will see ($$)
    Thanks for your hepl, guys, very appreciate!


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