Bartolini Jazz Bass pickups are highly respected by both bass players and master luthiers because of their outstanding tone, innovative design, and build quality. Each of the voice options are available to fit Fender Standard 4-string, Standard 5-String, and American Standard 5-String pickup routes. All models feature fully encapsulated coils to protect against the rigors of professional bass players - sweat, microphonic noise, and feedback.
All Bartolini Jazz Bass pickups are passive designs that can be used with passive controls or with an onboard preamp for an active instrument.
As a pro-level artist, you can fine tune your voice in your jazz bass. We make pickups with a lot of different voices in all the standard J-Bass shapes. To find your pickup, you can start by finding your voice or start with finding your shape. Or you can do a quick search if you already know what you want.
Start by Finding Your Voice
The pickups in your Jazz Bass have a big influence on your voice. Your voice is a combination of your pickups, strings, instrument materials and construction, and playing technique. The voice of your pickups is determined by the sensing structures - the magnetic field projected onto the strings and the interaction of the magnetic field with the coils.
We offer several carefully designed pickups series with different sensing structures so you can develop your voice. Check out the sensing structures below - Blue represents a South magnetic field, and Red represents a North magnetic field. A 4-String shape is shown for reference. Click a graphic to get more info about each voice option.
Original Single Coil J-Bass
Our first J-Bass pickups, Bartolini single coils are full and warm for that vintage tone you've been craving, enhancing the natural voice of your bass.
Original Dual Coil J-Bass
The legendary Original series with dual-inline, split coils, these pickups cancel hum while providing single coil tone. You can solo either pickup without the noise you get from a single coil pickup.
Classic Single Coil J-Bass
Classic Single Coil pickups are true, huge single coils designed to give you enhanced treble response and narrower apertures for incisive attack and focused sound without harshness.
Classic Dual Coil J-Bass
All the goodness of our Classic Single Coils, these dual-inline coils are hum-free while providing single coil tone. You don’t have to blend the pickups to eliminate noise like you do with single coil pickups, so you have more usable options.
Our newest series, b-axis pickups are super punchy and bright, but also warm. They have outstanding articulation, attack, and harmonic response in addition to being hum-cancelling dual-inline coil designs.
Start by Finding Your Shape
Or - Start by Finding Your Shape
Expand a section below to see the shapes available. Click a graphic to see all of the voice options in that shape.
J-Bass pickups usually have a shorter neck pickup and a longer bridge pickup, although some builders use different combinations. We build them in all of the combinations.
Although the neck pickup is usually longer, some builders use a long pickup for both the neck and bridge positions. A few, including early Fender Mexican built J-Basses sometimes use a short pickup for both positions.
5-String pickups come in different sizes. Be sure to measure carefully to get the right set to fit your bass.
Standard 5-String J-Bass pickups are the same size as 4-String models, but have different sensing widths. Although the neck pickup is usually longer, some builders use a long pickup for both the neck and bridge positions.
American Standard 5-String
“American Standard” and “American Deluxe” 5-String J-Bass pickups are overall larger than Standard models. Both versions usually have a shorter neck pickup and a longer bridge pickup.
6-String pickups are rare and come in different sizes. Be sure to measure carefully to get the right set to fit your bass.
Standard 6-String J-Bass pickups are the same size as 4-String models, but have different sensing widths. Although the neck pickup is usually longer, some builders use a long pickup for both the neck and bridge positions.
American Standard 6-String
“American Standard” and “American Deluxe” 6-String J-Bass pickups are overall larger than Standard models. Both versions usually have a shorter neck pickup and a longer bridge pickup.