Emerging Artists

Bartolini has been around for over 40 years and has become the mainstay of professional and working artists world-wide.
This list isn’t haphazard, as we make deliberate choices to work with select artists. We are lucky to include many of the industry’s hottest, up and coming artists. We have artists from all genres. Of course Bartolini is always interested and watching how our enthusiastic artists are doing for the brand, and some superstars have recently moved up to our Endorsing Artist category for their outstanding contributions to the Bartolini name.
Emerging Artists are using Bartolini on a regular basis and are regionally or locally known for their work and artistry!

“I have known the Bartolini name and reputation for excellence forever. After adding Bartolini 69J1-L/LNs with active preamp to my custom 6-string fretless, I now fully understand and appreciate both the power and subtleties I can get out of my instrument.”

"I’ve been using Bartolini pups since I started playing bass and they have never failed me. They’re reliable, quiet, and versatile for any genre that I’m playing!"

"I have been a Bartolini Player since 1989, on my Tobias Basses and Currently MTD !!! love BARTS , they give me the punch and definition to get thru !!"

"My B-Axis Pickups give my P bass the tone and texture that I need for any style of music. These pickups provide all my tonal options ranging from classic vintage vibe, to more modern hi-fi sounds.  A must have for your bass"

"The Bartolini pickups in each of my MTD basses deliver world-class tone, aggressive lows, sweet sustain with a strong bright crisp sound.   "

"Bartolini pick-ups fulfilled my bass guitar's potential to its max. Now the sound may vary from soft jazzy tone to metal chugging with just one flip of the selector switch. I have been searching for this sound formula for a long time"

"The search for tone has ended! Bartolini covers all my musical needs, from warm and round to punchy and aggressive. They handle everything I throw at them! "

"Bartolini pickups and electronics just give me the perfect blend for warm and cool sound!"

"My Bartolini pickups allow me to get the sound from my head to your ears. I know I can bring one bass to a gig and get any sound I need to get the job done."

"My bass will always cut with Bartolini. No doubt!"

"My barts’ clarity and versatility are unmatched.  I often get told how clear my tone is which i attribute to the best pickup company out there! Whether it’s live, session, any genre, soft/ digging in, Barts got it covered!"

"It’s impossible to get bad sound on Bartolini pups and preamp. When bass boost to the max, No other preamp can have a clear note like NTMB. "

"Bartolini gives breath to my bass. Since 2004, they’ve added a sort of organic element to my tone that defies explanation."

“No need to look any further; my Bartolini Pickups are the sound bass players are searching for!"

"Bartolini Pickups are impeccable in quality, tone, and an effortless extension of my creativity.  I never have to fight to express; music without boundaries!"

"Creating my own sound is paramount – Bartolini is an essential part of it"

"Nothing better than Bartolini pickups to enhance your playing. Being extremely
versatile with a wide frequency range, they offer incredible power and definition."

"NOW I understand what these little black boxes are supposed to do!"

"Deep, Fat, Clean, Crisp, Growl, Punch... can’t say enough to describe Bartolini’s sound.  I love playing with Bartolini pickups because it sounds musical with lots of dynamics and details; truly defined what I need."

"Each note is undeniably clear with Bartolini pickups. Bartolinis allow me to push the envelope and exceed what's possible as a bass player."

“When you have such a broad spectrum of music covered by a single piece of gear, You will know that
your Barts are going beyond good, because these pickups offer some seriously powerful punch to your
bass tone.”

"The sound you will be proud of"

"Bass, for me, is about feeling the pulse of the music; what’s going to make people get up and move? My Bartolinis help convey that in my sound.  They’ve never let me down"

"Using Bartolinis in my bass gives me the tone I’ve always desired. They make sure every note I play has that perfect spark!”

“Bartolini has delivered the capabilities in instrumental sound I have been looking for with their MK1 Soapbars and Pre-amp: rich, bright, highly responsive and robust, I feel comfortable and confident with them under my fingers.”

"My Barts never fail to deliver..They’re warm, punchy,dynamic and capture all the nuances inherent in a great tone"

"Still haven't figured out what these are entirely capable of but one thing for sure, my Barts are the sound I'm proud of"

"Bartolini’s products give me the tone that I have been searching for since I started playing. Using their products makes me feel like I am one with my instruments"

"Bartolini pickups and Preamps make any style of playing that much bigger in sound, giving me everything I need from powerful lows to sparkling highs with enough mids to give it the presence needed to sit right with in the mix of a band. Bartolini's have become a standard and a well known sound in the music industry"

"When definition with power is key, don’t sleep on these Bartolini!"

“The Bartolini BH2 Passive pickups give me the edge I need to achieve the modern tone I’ve dreamed of for years.”

"Bartolinis are everything – from light and mellow to absolutely aggressive, bright, mix-cutting sound!"

"Adding Bartolinis to my trusty Jazz, which has seen thousands of gigs,
finally gave me the perfect growly tone! The Roscoe setup is unreal!"

"I have been playing for years with several artists of different styles. Bartolini always gives me the sound and tone I need! "

"I love the versatility I get out of my Barts! I can go from an amazing warm pop
tone to a punchy rock tone, all with crystal clarity and no hiss."

"Bartolini pickups and electronics are absolutely the best!  I love my bass guitars that have them and look forward to upgrading the rest"

"My music is filled with many rhythmic, harmonic and melodic influences. These three characteristics go hand in hand, providing an enormous ease of walking through different musical segments. "The warm, warm, mellow sound that Bartolini provides is a powerful weapon that helps to grow and develop a full-bodied ring."

“They are so good, I use three of them at the same time!”

"With Barts, I found my dimensional tone. Powerful, with defined bass and crystalline highs. Ready for any music situation or genre."

"I use Bartolini's to get the sound from my head, to yours. Their tonal versatility means I only ever need one instrument. "

"Whether it’s crispy sharp tone, or the deepest bass from under the sea, Bartolini covers every soundscape I need with ease."

"For his sound, Max depends on a clean tone without drowning in effects. Barts give him the exact sound he needs, whether in the studio or on stage"

"Bartolini offers the highest sound quality, providing the power necessary to achieve a classic and clean sound, with an excellent balance between treble, medium and bass thus allowing you to obtain versatility to interpret different musical styles"

"My monster lefty MTD KZ6 has become a mega monster MTD Bartolini KZ6 with Bartolinis!  What a super tone and richness! "

"Everything is possible when you have a pair of Barts on your bass!"

"With Barts… tone desired, tone achieved! Bartolini gives me the flexibility and sound precision required for any stage. From all Neck pickup to all Bridge pickup, and everything in between, distinguished character is always revealed."

"Bartolini pickups are the best pickups I have ever had. It has a great sustain and delivers amazing and incredible tone. They are reliable and versatile for any genre of music that I play."

"Bottom for days!!! I love the fullness the Deep Tones (57CBJD1) give my Bassmods EF5 and I love the wide range of frequencies the mk1’s give my Lakland 55-01."

"I’ve been using Bartolini pickups more than 10 years and they have the perfect balance between powerful and clean tone, super versatile for all kinds of music genres. Love my Barts!"

"Bartolini pickups are simply the best. No other pickup captures the tones of my basses with such clarity and precision while also providing the variety of sounds I need to fit into any genre at any time."

"I learned how to play on this bass. It was a long time before I ever plugged in a different one and had the chance to compare. What I do know is that no other instrument has sounded the way I want it to, like this bass does. When you want soft lows, you have them. When you want crisp clean highs, you have them."

“I’ve never felt so confident in my recording and gigging tone. Bartolini make some of the most musical pickups and preamps in the world!”

"My Bartolini are an essential part of my sound, the versatility they deliver is something never seen before, just great."

"My sound is Bartolini, nothing else represents or reproduces my style better."

"Bartolini Pickups are the core of my tone, the energy of my sound, and the brand that I trust."

"The MK J series of pickups have been my go-tos for years. The voice balance between the lower and higher registers allow me to utilize the full range of my basses with ease while also retaining overall punch. They provide a clean (and quiet when idle!) canvas for me to paint on. "

"He has been using Bartolini pickups for a lifetime, first playing Tobias basses then Lakland basses, making the warm sound of pickups become an integral part of his groove!"

"A bass ain't a bass without Bartolini."

“I pride myself in my tone and these pickups help put the tone I hear in my mind through the speakers.”