Bartolini Pickups

Bartolini Pickups

Bartolini Pickups/Electronics

Bartolini first appeared at the dawn of replacement pickups for electric instruments in the Early 1970’s. Started by Bill Bartolini in 1973, Bartolini Pickups and Electronics was one of the very first companies to offer a pickup that was not from one of the big 5 guitar companies Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild or Rickenbacker. Although he may not have known it at the time Bill and his pickup contemporaries like Larry Dimarzio and Overland (EMG) were in the right place at the right time. Fender and Gibson had been bought out by CBS and Norlin. And the revolution in musical styles of the late 60’s and early 70’s created the demand for new instruments and tone qualities that went beyond those of the previous years. Bartolini and others experimented with new concepts in tonal quality, which led to an offering of replacements that quite effectively re-voiced these instruments and allowed their customers get the sound they wanted out of the instruments they already had; it was a perfect solution.

The 70’s and 80’s was to be the era of guitar modification At the same time many young, soon to be famous, luthiers were learning their trade and they needed to figure out were the pickups where to come from. Some of these new luthiers had the desire for a more modern pickup design and sound. Bill worked closely with these builders creating many unique pickup designs to bring out the full range and accuracy of their instruments response- “you can hear the wood” was a common response. He also defined the many different shapes and sizes of pickups that we see today. The sounds and shapes of these Bartolini pickups is now the standard that we compare all other pickups to. To this day Bartolini offers more shapes of pickups and pre-wired on-board electronic harness configurations than any other company. A list of luthiers that have used Bartolini reads like a who’s who of modern bass building. Tobias, Pedulla, Ibanez, Spector, Zon, Roscoe, Elrick, Warrior have all used Bartolini’s, and a few use them almost exclusively.

We are proud to be full-line stocking dealers for Bartolini. We recommend them equally to any bass modders and experienced luthiers alike. They are very satisfying to install for first timers. You will notice a night and day difference in the tone of your instrument. If you are starting a bass building business and are wondering what pickups and pre-wired harnesses to be using look no further. Bartolini is the perfect choice. It’s always a challenge to find buyers for your spec-built bass that agree with every choice you made in the specifications. Bartolini pickups will help you avoid having to sell someone on the pickups you chose for it. Used on countless thousands of custom basses, Bartolini is the original custom bass pickup.

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  1. Bartolini W4CBC-B 4 String W4 Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $100.00
    The W4CBC-B is a W4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  2. Bartolini M45CBC-T 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $117.00
    The M45CBC-T is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  3. Bartolini M44C-B 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $110.00
    The M44C-B is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features deep tone. The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please...
  4. Bartolini M44C-T 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $110.00
    The M44C-T is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features deep tone. The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please...
  5. Bartolini M44CBC-B 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $110.00
    The M44CBC-B is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  6. Bartolini M44CBC-T 4 String M4(EMG 40) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $110.00
    The M44CBC-T is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  7. Bartolini M34C-B 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $115.00
    The M34C-B is an M3 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position.The dual coil design features deep tone.The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please...
  8. Bartolini M34C-T 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $115.00
    The M34C-T is an M3 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position.The dual coil design features deep tone.The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please...
  9. Bartolini M34CBC-B 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $110.00
    The M34CBC-B is an M3 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble.The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency...
  10. Bartolini M34CBC-T 4 String M3(EMG 35) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $110.00
    The M34CBC-T is an M3 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble.The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency...
  11. Bartolini DL5CBC 5 String DL5(MusicMan Xtend) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Pickup

    $115.00
    The DL5CBC is the Music Man® style bass replacement pickup. It fits most 5-string Music Man StingRay basses after 1992 (Note: this pickup has three separate mounting ears) and it fits some Lakland and Tobis basses. The dual coil design features...
  12. Bartolini 57CBJD-L1 5 String Jazz AS L Size Classic Bass Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $78.00
    The 57CBJD L1 is the Fender American Standard Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup in 'long' size for the bridge position. The pickup is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone and strong lows. he 57CBJD L1 features...
  13. Bartolini 74P25C-B 5 String P2 Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $126.00
    The 74P25C-B is a P2 shape soapbar for the neck position. It is 4.26" / 108.08mm long and 1.27" / 32.13mm wide. The dual coil design features deep tone.The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted...
  14. Bartolini 74P25C-T 5 String P2 Size Deep Tone Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $126.00
    The 74P25C-T is a P2 shape soapbar for the bridge position. The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. String Spacing of up to 74mm string width at the pickup Please...
  15. Bartolini M45CBC-B 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $117.00
    The M45CBC-B is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  16. Bartolini M55CBC-T 5 String M5(EMG 45) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $115.00
    The M55CBC-T is an M5 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  17. Bartolini M55CBC-B 5 String M5(EMG 45) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $115.00
    The M55CBC-B is an M5 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  18. Bartolini MMX 4 String MusicMan Size Bright Tone Dual Coil Pickup

    $115.00
    The MMX is the Music Man® StingRay® bass replacement pickup. The dual coil design offers the brightest tone. The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its bright tone, enhanced treble tone. They are cast in epoxy to remove...
  19. Bartolini MM5CBC 5 String MusicMan Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Pickup

    $105.00
    The MM5CBC is the Music Man® StingRay® bass replacement pickup. The dual coil design offers powerful lows, low-mids, and a bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
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    Bartolini MM52CBJD3 5 String MusicMan Size Bright Tone Quad Coil Pickup

    Bartolini MM52CBJD3 5 String MusicMan Size Bright Tone Quad Coil Pickup

    Regular Price: $155.00

    Special Price $124.00

    The MM52CBJD3 is the Music Man® StingRay® bass replacement pickup. The quad coil design is splittable and offers deep tone, with strong lows. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  21. Bartolini MM4CBC 4 String MusicMan Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Pickup

    $108.00
    The MM4CBC is the Music Man® StingRay® bass replacement pickup. The dual coil design offers powerful lows, low-mids, and a bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  22. Bartolini MM42CBJD3 4 String MusicMan Size Bright Tone Quad Coil Pickup

    $146.00
    The MM42CBJD3 is the Music Man® StingRay® bass replacement pickup. The quad coil design is splittable and offers deep tone, with strong lows. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  23. Bartolini MK6CBC-B 6 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $122.50
    The MK6CBC-B is a Cort Curbow® shape soapbar for the neck positions. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  24. Bartolini MK6CBC-T 6 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $122.50
    The MK6CBC-T is a Cort Curbow® shape soapbar for the bridge positions. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  25. Bartolini MK5CBC-B 5 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $110.00
    The MK5CBC-B is a Cort Curbow® shape soapbar for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  26. Bartolini MK5CBC-T 5 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $110.00
    The MK5CBC-T is a Cort Curbow® shape soapbar for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  27. Bartolini MK4CBC-B 4 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $110.00
    The MK4CBC-B is an MK Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the neck position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  28. Bartolini MK4CBC-T 4 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $110.00
    The MK4CBC-T is an MK Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant...
  29. Bartolini M56CBC-B 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Neck Pickup

    $115.00
    Dual coil - - more air up top and more resonant frequency range. Accomodates string widths up to 90mm. Dimensions Length = 4.50"(114mm) Width = 1.50"(38mm) Please Note: Bartolini does not provide...
  30. Bartolini M56CBC-T 6 String M5(EMG 45) Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Bridge Pickup

    $115.00
    Dual coil - - more air up top and more resonant frequency range. Accomodates string widths up to 90mm. Screw holes are 1 X 1 as in dimension diagrams.. Photo is old style screw locations. Dimensions Length = 4.50"(114mm) Width...