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.”

"What can I say?  Like Porsche, there is NO substitute! #Bartolini4Me!!"

“Bartolini pickups are the benchmark for tone in my head. I compare every bass I hear to Barts – they truly are the gold standard for discerning players.”

"Since the first time Carlos Carabajal (a well known local luthier) installed a set of Bartolini Pickups in my Bass, I was very impressed with the wide spectrum of frequencies it can handle. Bartolini are amazing Pickups! I'm so glad to come across this brand!!

"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"

"Bartolini pickups bring out the heaviness out of my bass guitar! Bartolini makes my playing style reach higher ground. Bartolini and Mattilha on the way to the highest rock n´ roll mountain peaks!"

"Barts are the Best Sound and Tone. They are the Beast in the Business."

"Bartolini Pickups are my choice because they provide me with such a diverse tone. I cant imagine having anything else in my 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"

"No other pickup has ever given me strong lows, crisp highs, and tons of growl all at once."

"If it weren't for my Barts, my tone wouldn't be where I want it to be! Bartolini is the way to go!"

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

"What an amazing difference! These provide the most incredible clarity and definition while delivering tight, massive yet articulate low-end punch. Absolutely nothing is missing from these pickups and electronics!"

"They are the go to pick up for monster tone. The pinnacle of a great tone!"

"Until I played Bartolini’s, I was never able to find that punch and definition I was looking for! Bartolini pickups and preamps allow you to find any tone you are looking for!"

"I need to adjust my tone constantly to fit the wide range of genres covered; Bartolini electronics allow me to do so with ease."

"Tone is everything and Bartolini has plenty of it!!! My only choice when it comes pickups and electronics."

"These Pickups are my sound from studio to stage. EVERYTHING I NEED!!! Bartolini My Only Choice"

"All of my basses have Bartolini pickups and electronics. I love the versatility and the tone of them. Music is my most important expression way and Barts make my “bass voice” loud and clear for the audience."

"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."

"Whatever stage I’m on, I make sure I have the best and that’s Bartolini!"

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

"Barts have always been my Big Guns! My Go to tone for most everything I have ever done. From Thunderous to Smooth and Growly to Ghostly I can always count on them to get the job done! Barts and Bass are made for each other!"

"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 isn’t a bass if it doesn’t have Bartolinis in it."

"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"

"First time I hear the Bartolini system on my Roscoe was Love at First Sight. Can’t Stop playin my bass for hours! All the Sounds I created with the Bartolini preamp was Madness!!! For Me Only Bartolini!"

"Want to know what the pros have been using? Well it’s no secret, get you some Barts!"

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

"Over the years I have been looking for an original and good sound for my basses, I only managed after using the Bartolini pickups. Definition of frequencies, great tone and a lot of sound diversity, sums up the pickups of Bartolini."

"Whatever tone you are looking for, Bartolini can deliver."

"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."

"I've being using Bartolini pickups for two decades.  These pickups help me become a better player - I can hear any harmonics - slap or finger style at any given moment. I love the way the voice of my Bartolini's hugs the Music."

“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.”

"Only Bartolini is good enough"

"There are many Religious as well as Jazz influences in my music which work together to create a unique and soulful sound. Bartolini has always been a huge part in helping to grow and develop that unique smooth sound that people have grown to know."

"The sound you will be proud of"

"No other pickup allows for such precise tone control; the low end is so warm while the high end is so clean and clear when I need to stand out. "

"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"

"I’ve played many types of pickups throughout my bass playing career and when I first played Bartolini Pickups I knew from then on out that they would always be my number one choice. The tone and clarity that the pickups produce is smooth and is the tone I’ve been looking for."

"You won't find your bass sitting in the mix, unless you have the Bartolini Tone. Stay true to the ultimate sound."

"I love the tonal range of my Bartolini pickups! I can go from a Jaco-esque Jazz bass sound, to full hi-fi slap tone, and anywhere in between, allowing me to use one bass for a wide variety of genres!"

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

"I could not find a sound that allowed me to play several genres without having to change instruments for each one, with the Bartolini BH2 pickups I finally had a more classic sound, with warmth in the mids and low-end depth. It is a perfect complement to have a good sound with a fretless"

"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"

"My Barts give me the cutting, aggressive, modern tone I need for metal, but can be dialed back to be smooth and warm when I need them to be. There are really no better pickups out there for my music!”

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

"My Bartolini Jazz 59CJD-LN1 pickup in the neck position provides a perfect blend of midrange growl and bottom end, along with the clearly audible high, crisp tones. It helps me create the Machine like Rhythm alongside my counterparts Bass Drum. Since I’ve started using the Bartolini Pickup it has opened doors again in creativity. Love it!!!"

"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!"

"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’re like POWER from the Gods!!!"

"Thanks to my barts I have an aggressive and versatile sound, with deep, hoarse and defined bass, and high notes with a wonderful tone"

"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! "

"Bartolini pickups do the best job of capturing the full tonal range of a bass guitar while preserving the tone of the instrument, as well keeping the Bartolini sound. Live and in the studio, I can always rely on Bartolini’s to sound amazing!"

"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."

"Best decision I’ve ever made"

"Bartolini pickups have the best color and response. unlimited frequencies, natural presence, and very rich characteristics. Dr. Funk looks forward to a beautiful future with BARTOLINI PICKUPS"

"When asked about tone I only have one answer.... Bartolini !!!!"

"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."

"Love playing with barts , great modern and tight sounding bass and no compromise with the low end is perfect to my style.. barts is very reliable to your sound !! just clear and sweet"

"Hands down the clearest pickups you could ever use! The tone is versatile and can be adjusted at ease. I would put them in everything!"

"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."

"Feels like a newborn bass"

"I’ve watched my father play with Barts for as long as I can remember. As an adult musician I can definitely see why he chose them.  Barts have played a key role in helping me develop my sound and brand."

"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."

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

"Bartolini has the best products to get any kind of sound/tone you want from your instrument. I will not buy nor own an instrument unless it has Bartolini electronics"

"The foundation and heartbeat of my sound is bartolini! It’s a sound that I’ve found myself realizing I couldn’t record or play live without!"

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

"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!"

"My Barts Bark and Bite and provide that Hi-Fi sound I need for Thumping and Plucking and Punch Through for Fingerstyle Playing"

"Bartolini pickups in my 4003 are the foundation of my tone. I can’t imagine playing in Troll without my Barts"

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

"I have been playing Bartolini Pickups  for 11 years now! There are plenty of   choices out there but I  have stayed with Bartolini because they deliver the tone, cut and unparalleled excellence I have come to trust on stage or in the studio... no matter  what style of music I'm playing!!!"

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