Bartolini

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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 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 XXM45M-T 5 String M4(EMG 40) Size Deep Tone Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $128.00
    5 String Deep Tone Split Coil EMG 40 Size Bridge Pickup Only
    The XXM45M-T is an M4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup for the bridge position.The split coil design features a deep tone.The pickup is designed for extended string width of 64 to 80mm in low-curvature fingerboards. The "original series" bass pickups...
  3. Bartolini X44J1 4 String X4 Size Deep Tone Split Coil Set

    $159.00
    4 String Deep Tone Split Coil X4 Size Pickup Set
    The X44J B1/T1 is an X4 shape soapbar set with both neck position and bridge position pickups. The split coil design features deep tone. The "original series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback...
  4. Bartolini 'Singularity' Soapbar True Single Coil

    $92.00 - $239.00
    *Soapbar Bass Sets and Singles for 4, 5, and 6 String Basses*
    Singularity Bass Pickups provide massive single coil voice in soapbar shapes. The asymmetric blade design yeilds powerful lows and low-mids along with bright treble due to its precise sensing aperture. The pickups support a wide range of string...
  5. 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...
  6. Bartolini 9CBJD S3/SB3 4-string Bright Tone Jazz Bass Set

    $159.00
    4 String Deep Tone Split Coil Humcancelling Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    The 9CBJD S/SB is the Fender MIM Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set with a 'short' for the bridge and a 'short' for the neck. The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its bright tone, enhanced treble tone....
  7. 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...
  8. Bartolini 'B-Axis' Split-Coil Humcancelling

    $88.00 - $192.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    Based on the Original 1970’s Bartolini HI-A design, the B-axis series Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) is gaining the interest of highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its Huge Punchy Tone, Precise Articulation, Rich Harmonics, and...
  9. Bartolini J1 'Deep Tone' Dual In-Line Humcancelling Pickups

    $79.00 - $184.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses*
    These pickups are split coil hum-cancelling designs - think of them as a "P-Bass pair in box". These are wound to yield more "growl" from the Bridge pickup. They are very similar to Bartolini’s old 94J pickups, just ever so...
  10. Bartolini "Classic Bass' Thunderbird Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $112.00 - $224.00
    *Sets and Single for Gibson Thunderbird Basses*
    The TBC is a (Old Thunderbird) Soapbar shaped bass pickup set for the neck and bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The “Classic Bass” series bass pickups are passive designs...
  11. Bartolini CBJS-1 'Classic Bass' True Single Coil

    $72.00 - $152.00
    “Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses” The CBJS-1 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set . The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone, strong lows,...
  12. Bartolini 'Deep Tone' Musicman Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $116.00 - $124.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Musicman Style Basses*
    The dual coil design offers deep tone. The “Original Series” bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please check the physical size of the pickups you want...
  13. Bartolini CBJD-1 'Classic Bass' Dual In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $168.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The "Classic Bass" Jazz bass pickups are highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their deep tone, strong lows, low mids tone. They feature a dual in-line humcanceling coil design. The "Classic Bass" series...
  14. Bartolini CBJD-3 Bright Tone 'Classic Bass' Dual In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $168.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    “Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses” The CDJD-3 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set. It is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its bright, enhanced treble tone....
  15. Bartolini CBJS-3 Bright Version 'Classic Bass' True Single Coil

    $72.00 - $144.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 String Basses*
    The CBJS-3 pickup is the Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement pickup set . The set is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone, strong lows, low mids tone. They feature a low noise single coil design. The "Classic...
  16. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Musicman Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $112.00 - $120.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Musicman Style Basses*
    The dual coil design features powerful lows, low-mids, and a bright treble. The “Classic Bass” series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency range. They have far more “air”...
  17. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' P/J Split-Coil Humcancelling

    $196.00 - $204.00
    *For 4 and 5 String P/J Basses*
    “Classic Bass” CB series bass pickups feature an extended and more resonant frequency range. They have far more “air” and definition at the top without sacrificing lows and low mids. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted...
  18. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Precision Split-Coil Humcancelling

    $116.00 - $119.00
    *For your 4 and 5 String P Basses*
    "Classic Bass" - Precision Bass® (P Bass® ) replacement pickup. They are highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their classic tone with more lows and low-mids. Not a replacement for Fender 5 String P style basses with...
  19. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Skinny Soapbar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling

    $76.00 - $192.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses*
    The Skinny Soapbar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling is a dual in-line (hum-cancelling) design features deep tone, strong lows The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency...
  20. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Skinny Soapbar True Single Coil

    $68.00 - $152.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    The Skinny Soapbar Single 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 range. They have far more...
  21. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Soapbar Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $116.00 - $248.00
    * Sets and Singles Available in 10 different sizes for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses *
    Soapbar Sets and Singles Available in 10 different sizes for 4, 5 and 6 String Basses Soapbar shaped bass pickups. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids – bright treble. The “Classic Bass” series bass...
  22. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Washburn Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $112.00 - $224.00
    *Sets and Single for your Washburn Bantam and some Warwick Basses*
    The Washburn Dual-Coil Humcancelling is a W4 Soapbar shaped bass pickup set for the neck and bridge position. The dual coil design features powerful lows and low-mids - bright treble. The "Classic Bass" series bass pickups are passive...
  23. Bartolini 'Classic Bass' Musicman Quad-Coil Humcancelling

    $152.00 - $159.00
    *For 4 and 5 String Musicman Style Basses*
    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 frequency range. They have far more “air”...
  24. Bartolini 'Deep Tone' Precision Split-Coil Humcancelling

    $124.00 - $128.00
    *For your 4 and 5 String P Basses*
    The “Deep Tone” Precision Split-Coil Humcancelling is the Precision Bass® (P Bass® ) replacement pickup. They are highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their deep tone.The two pickups in the P-Bass pair overlap each...
  25. Bartolini 'Deep Tone' Soapbar Dual-Coil Humcancelling

    $119.00 - $264.00
    *Sets and Singles available in 6 different sizes for 4 and 5 String Bass*
    Soapbar shaped bass pickups. 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. BB – BB4C, “4...
  26. Bartolini 'Deep Tone' Soapbar Quad-Coil Humcancelling

    $132.00 - $368.00
    *Sets and Singles availble in 5 different sizes for 5 and 6 String Basses*
    The quad coil design is splittable and features deep tone. The "Original Series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please check the physical size of the...
  27. Bartolini 'Deep Tone' Soapbar Split-Coil Humcancelling

    $128.00 - $264.00
    *Sets and Singles availble in 4 different sizes for 5 and 6 String Basses*
    The split coil design features a deep tone. The "Original Series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please check the physical size of the pickups you...
  28. Bartolini J1 'Deep Tone' Skinny Soapbar Dual-Coil In-Line Humcancelling

    $79.00 - $199.00
    *Sets and Singles for 4, 5, 6 and 7 String Basses*
    The humcancelling split coil design features deep tone with strong low and midrange, and a top end that is slightly rolled off. The "Original Series" bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback...
  29. Bartolini Rickenbacker Humcancelling Replacments

    $119.00 - $238.00
    *Sets and Singles for your 4 String Rickenbacker Bass*
    The “Original Series” bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics. Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly. Set...
  30. Bartolini SU 'Deepest Tone' True Single Coil

    $76.00 - $159.00
    *Jazz Bass Sets and Singles for 4 and 5 String Basses*
    Single Coil, Deep Tone. These pickups are wound to yield much more "growl" from the Bridge pickup. They are very similar in tone to the old Bartolini 94J 4 string pickups, just ever so slighlty brighter at the bridge. Tonally, these have...