4-String Original P-Bass – 8S

4-String Original P-Bass – 8S

Big, deep vintage P-Bass tone - The most popular hum-cancelling Precision bass upgrade pickups

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SKU: 8S Category:
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The original Bartolini design gives you the timeless tone that started it all – full and warm for that vintage voice you’ve been craving, enhancing the natural voice of your bass. These split coil pickups are hum-cancelling, so they are well suited for studio or stage. They have a blade core design, so you don’t have to worry about string alignment. Original Barts bring out your voice, low and clear.
In the early ‘70s, Bill Bartolini leveraged his deep knowledge of acoustics to create pickups that produce the most natural, musical voice from the instrument. He added shielding to block radio signals and noise. He developed a method of sealing, isolating, and stabilizing the coils so they could be encapsulated in epoxy to eliminate “microphonics” – the nasty noise you get when you touch typical pickups.

Ordering Details

Model Description UPC Price
8S P-Bass, 4-String, Original Series, Split Coil Pair 682384500880 $195

Ordering Details

Model UPC Price
8S 682384500880 $195
P-Bass, 4-String, Original Series, Split Coil Pair

8S Technical Details

Coil Structure:
Split P Hum-killing
Cable Type:
Shielded Coaxial Hot Core
Magnetic Circuit:
2 types of carbon steel powered by ceramic (ferrite) magnets projected shallow for wide aperture
Bass coil North and treble coil South

8S Coil Specs

  • DC Resistance: ~8.4KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~4.6KHz
  • Sensing Width: 2.36" [60mm] Max 1.57" [40mm] Min

Shape Details


  • 2.2" [55.9mm] Long,
    1.08" [27.4mm] Wide,
    0.69" [17.5mm] Thick + 0.11" [2.8mm] Cable
  • 2 Standard P Pickup Mounting ears on each part for your #3 or #4 screws