Bartolini MK5CBC 5 String MK Size Classic Bass Dual Coil Set

SKU:BBG 2118


5 String Classic Bass Dual Coil MK Size Pickup Set

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The MK5CBC is a Cort Curbow® shape soapbar set for the neck and 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 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 feedback and microphonics.

US Made Replacement/Upgrade for the MK-1 pickups found in some Ibanez, Cort, Lakland and others.

Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.


  • Length = 4.24"(107.57mm) Width = 1.33"(33.66mm)

Please Note:Bartolini does not provide screws with their pickups. If you need pickup screws, you can get them on the Pickup Screws page.

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Verified Buyer
If in doubt upgrade your MK1s with these!!
By Tom Prithchard from on 6/25/2017
After much debate over to upgrade the preamp or the pickups on my SR505, I chose to upgrade the MK1s to the MK5s. Let me tell you... AMAZING =] The MK1s sounded hollow and weak, never fully got the full tone I wanted from my bass, upgraded to the MK5s and the warm tone, the amount of sound they pickup, the low end I really can't say enough. I have had to turn down my amp to a level much more consistent with my SRX505, and I don't lose volume, or get any muffled notes unlike what I had with the MK1s.

My only question is for the ~$200 bucks spent on the upgrade, why didn't I just buy a higher end bass..... Doesn't matter I am in love with her again.

If you are looking for a huge upgrade to al already decent bass with MK1s I suggest the MK5s. You will immediately hear the difference and the versatility and enjoyment of your bass is sure to grow.
Verified Buyer
My sweet Barts.
By Clayton Duckworth sr. from on 3/9/2017
One thing I love as a bass player, is a great set of pick-ups and pre-amp that will give me all the tone I love to hear. One of my best set of pick ups are the Barts double coil 5strings pick up. Wow! what a great sound my basses have. I will love to promote these pick ups to be placed in any bass along with a Bart pre amp. and all I got to say is " your bass will truly be notice above any bass that don't use them". Hats off to you Best Bass Gear, Keep making the best pick ups for me.
Verified Buyer
Love my MK-5's
By Lawrence Tracy from on 3/7/2017
Great upgrade for my Ibanez SR. A much better sound than the stock MK-1s. If you have a bass with MK-1's, you should swap them out for these. These have a more defined bottom, more "air" and clearer highs. My luthier was impressed when he installed these, and called me to tell me how much better my bass sounded before I even had a chance to pick it up.
Verified Buyer
Great Pickups!
By Michael TamTam from on 2/23/2017
I wanted to upgrade my SR505 (2016), not because I didn't like that sound of the stock electronics, which I did like. I never liked the sound of a neck or bridge pickup alone before. After I heard the Bartolini MK1 pickups on my SR505, I also really liked the sound of the neck pickup alone. Then after I got these new MK5CBCs, I can say I now also like the sound of either pickup on it's own. Another thing worth noting, I always disliked the sound of flat EQ on my onboard preamp. These pickups already sound great without having to boost or cut any EQ and I like to play slap and finger style.
Verified Buyer
I love this set!
By David from on 11/17/2016
This set is a great upgrade for Ibanez SR basses that come standard with the Korean made MK1 pickups. Hotter output, deep lows, smooth highs, and the ability to go from humbucking to single coil with a tap switch.
Verified Buyer
Awesome pickups
By Slade Kennedy from on 5/23/2016
Bought these to replace stock pickups in an Ibanez SR305, which had ok stock pickups but sounded weak and hollow to me. These pickups paired with a new Aguilar pre (also bought from BestBassGear) and the bass is a banger. Shaking the house with these and the sound is lively and paired well with the pre. Excellent upgrade to a pretty decent bass.