Vintage Bart J-Bass Pup Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Russty1107, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Russty1107

    Russty1107 Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Help please with these Bart J-Bass Pups. I cannot find anything about them. I recently purchased the pups on Reverb. The etched model is difficult for me to read. I’m guessing they are either ‘9P’ or ‘9D’. Although it could be ‘9O’. They are labeled ‘L’ & ‘S’ even though they appear to be the same size. I’m guessing they are dual coil, humbucking and are wired in series.

    Thanks.
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  2. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    They certainly look like different lengths to me. It's only about a 1/16" difference in overall length.
    Have you tried to contact Bartolini about these?
     
  3. Russty1107

    Russty1107 Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Yes, they are so very slightly different. I'll see what Bartolini has to say.
     
  4. The one on top of the picture need to be resoldier,it will not work like this
     
  5. Russty1107

    Russty1107 Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Thanks, I've already fixed it.
     
  6. jellymax

    jellymax Don't fry any wooden fish

    Nov 29, 2006
    SF CA
    i think those are active pickups. back in the 80s, barts came with a battery clip, and roughly 3
    capacitors to choose from for desired tone. if they are active, you will also need a 3 conductor
    (stereo) jack to turn the battery on/off.
    if i am correct, then the actual preamp is built in to the back of the pickup.
     
  7. Russty1107

    Russty1107 Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Definitely time to contact Bartolini.
     
  8. Russty1107

    Russty1107 Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Thanks to everyone who responded … and the answer is:

    Doug Somervell <[email protected]>
    Nov 21 at 5:50 PM
    Hi Russ,
    I have heard of a 9P but I am not sure we still have any of the specs on this rare pickup. Record-keeping was spotty at best and mostly in loose-leaf notebooks.
    These are probably at least 30 years old.
    They are NOT active. Simply passive dual inline hum canceling coils.
    Standard Fender jazz pups the L should be 3 3/4" and the S should be 3 5/8"
    About all, I can tell you.

    Best Regards,
    Doug
    Douglas Somervell
    Master Luthier
    Customer Service/Tech Support
    Bartolini, Inc.
     
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