Bartolini Preamps

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 where 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 & bass preamp.

  1. Bartolini 3.3 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $148.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass stack Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature our industry...
  2. Bartolini DPTT-MbkFLT1 Mid Switch / Pre-Wired Mid Switch 250/500/800 Black

    $37.20
    DPTT-MbkFLT1 Mid Switch / Pre-Wired Mid Switch 250/500/800 in Flat Black
  3. Bartolini 5.2AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp

    $192.00
    Bartolini 5.2 A/P NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass
    Bartolini 5.2AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp The NTMB+FL is designed to put more focus on the mid frequencies. As such, the bass control has less range than the NTMB+F ( +/-12dB @30Hz vs. +/-15dB @30Hz). Also the treble control has...
  4. Bartolini 5.2 GFL Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass

    $184.00
    Bartolini 5.2GFL Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  5. Bartolini 3.4 Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol/Vol Stack - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $196.00
    Bartolini 3.4 Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control Configuration Volume/Volume...
  6. Bartolini 2.5AP Compact Preamp 1-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Mid P/P - Treb - Bass

    $176.00
    Bartolini 2.5AP Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control Configuration Volume...
  7. Bartolini 5.4 Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid - Mid Sw

    $199.00
    Bartolini 5.4 Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Mid Bass Mid...
  8. Bartolini 2.4AP Compact Preamp 1-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $184.00
    Bartolini 2.4 AP
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  9. Bartolini 5.2AP Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass

    $192.00
    Bartolini 5.2 A/P Compact Preamp
    New for 2014! The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  10. Bartolini 4.6AP Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $199.00
    Bartolini 4.6AP Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  11. Bartolini 4.6 Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Mid P/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $188.00
    Bartolini 4.6 Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control Configuration Volume Blend Mid...
  12. Bartolini 4.7AP Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 4-Knob 1-Swtich 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Mid - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid Sw

    $216.00
    Bartolini 4.7AP Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  13. Bartolini 4.7 Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 4-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol - Bl - Mid - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid Sw

    $208.00
    Bartolini 4.7 Compact Preamp
    New for 2014! The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  14. Bartolini 5.2 Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass

    $184.00
    Bartolini 5.2 Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  15. Bartolini 5.3AP Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Vol - Treb - Mid - Bass - Mid Sw

    $208.00
    Bartolini 5.3AP Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  16. Bartolini 5.4AP Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid - Mid Sw

    $208.00
    Bartolini 5.4AP Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  17. Bartolini AGB/918-2 Adustable Single Input Gain Buffer

    $48.00
    Adjustable Single Input Gain Buffer/Preamp
    The AGB/918-2 is an Adjustable Gain Buffer/Pre-Amp. It features an adjustable low-noise gain from 0 to 12dB with a superior flat frequency output response and low noise floor. This preamp can be used with either 1 - 9 volt battery ( 9 volt...
  18. Bartolini XTCT-LZ 3-Band Preamp(Low Impedance)

    $76.00
    XTCT-LZ 3-band Preamp Module
    The XTCT-LZ is a tone control module designed for electric guitars, basses, and other electronic musical instruments. It yields a very wide range of boost or attenuation of the Bass, Midrange, and Treble regions of the musical instrument spectrum....
  19. Bartolini 2.2AP 1-Pickup 2-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Treb/Bass Stack

    $148.00
    2-Band: 1-Pickup, 2-Knob VPP A/P - Treb/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration Volume (w/Active-Passive Push-Pull) Treble/Bass Stack Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature...
  20. Bartolini 2.3AP 1-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Treb - Bass

    $144.00
    2-Band: 1-Pickup, 3-Knob VPP A/P - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume (w/Active-Passive Push-Pull) Treble Bass Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature...
  21. Bartolini 3.3AP 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $159.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration Volume (w/Active-Passive Push-Pull) Blend Treble/Bass stack Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument....
  22. Bartolini 4.2AP 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Vol - Treb - Bass

    $144.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP A/P - Vol - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume (with Active/Passive push-pull) Volume Treble Bass Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your...
  23. Bartolini 4.5 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $144.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature our...
  24. Bartolini 4.5AP 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $152.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume (with Active/Passive push-pull) Blend Treble Bass Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your...
  25. Bartolini AGDB/918-2 Adjustable Dual Input Gain Buffer

    $72.00
    Adjustable Dual Gain Buffer
    The AGDB/918-2 is an Adjustable Gain Dual Buffer/Pre-Amp. It features two independent buffers with adjustable low-noise gain from 0 to 12dB with a superior flat frequency output response and low noise floor. This preamp can be used with either 1 -...
  26. Bartolini MPB2-918 Magnetic and Piezo Buffer

    $84.00
    Bartolini Mag/Piezo Buffer
    Designed for buffering/blending of piezo signal for use with magnetic pickups. Also used to get the piezo signal up to good levels even when magenetic pickups are not employed. Bartolini recommends the MPB2-918 for use on bass. Known to work...
  27. Bartolini TC3 Preamp

    $32.00
    The TC3 is a discrete preamplifier/booster with preset minimum gain of 12dB - can be boosted up to 40dB - for low to medium output pickups - 9 volt only.
    The TC3 discrete preamplifier/booster with preset minimum gain of 12dB - can be boosted up to 40dB - for low to medium output pickups - 9 volt only. The TC3 can be wired in a way that boosts the signal up 12dB without altering the signal. It...
  28. Bartolini NTMB+GF 3-Band Preamp Voiced For Fretted Bass

    $99.00
    Bartolini NTMB + GF 3-band preamp module
    The NTMB+ GF is a preamp voiced for fretted bass with fully independent Bass, Mid and Treble controls with very low noise and wide boost/cut range. It is a single module for ease of installation and includes a gain trim. The sound is very clear...
  29. Bartolini NTMB+GFL 3-Band Preamp Voiced For Fretless Bass

    $99.00
    3 band preamp with fully independent bass, midrange, and treble
    The NTMB+ GFL is a preamp voiced for fretless bass that incorporates fully independed Bass, Mid and Treble controls with very low noise and a wide boost/cut range. It is a single module for ease of installation and includes a gain trim. The...
  30. Bartolini TC1 Preamp

    $32.00
    The TC1 preamplifier is designed to improve the performance of electric instruments by increasing the signal level, modifying the tonal quality with a wide range of options and decreasing the treble losses in the cable.
    The TC1 preamplifier is designed to improve the performance of electric instruments by increasing the signal level, modifying the tonal quality with a wide range of options and decreasing the treble losses in the cable. The TC1 preamp can be...