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Bartolini X55CBJD 5 String Classic Bass Pickups

‱ Enhanced treble dual inline hum-cancelling pickups. 

‱ Sold as SET (Bridge & Neck pickups) 

  • The narrow X55CBJD B1/T1 Set is considered by Bartolini to be a "Candybar" shape. Classic Bass Candybars have a rich, deep voice with lots of high-end clarity and warmth with enhanced treble response and higher output than their Original Candybars.

    When you dig in, they are responsive and growly. When you pull back, they are clear and sweet. And they’ll take any slapping and popping you want to give them. The Classic Bass series is popular with progressive, jazz, gospel, and metal musicians where articulation is critical.

    Classic Bass Candybars are sweat-proof and won’t make horrible noises when you touch them or hit them with the strings. They are passive and will work with your current electronics in most basses. These inline dual coil pickups are hum-cancelling even when only playing the neck or bridge pickup, so they are well suited for studio or stage.

    Available in versions for neck (Bass, -B) and bridge (Treble, -T).

  • Size (Neck & Bridge): 
    4.7" [119.3mm] Long
    .85" [22mm] Wide

    Bartolini X55CBJD Dimensions

  • Coil Structure:
    Dual Inline Hum-killing

    Cable Type:
    Shielded Coaxial Hot Core

    Magnetic Circuit:
    2 types of carbon steel, brass, and copper powered by ceramic (ferrite) magnets projected for focused aperture
    Opposite polarity for bass and treble coils for neck and bridge pickups

    X55CBJD-B1 - Neck

    • DC Resistance: ~10.3KΩ
    • Resonant Frequency: ~5.1KHz
    • Sensing Width: 3.31" [84mm] Max 2.36" [60mm] Min

    X55CBJD-T1 - Bridge

    • DC Resistance: ~11.5KΩ
    • Resonant Frequency: ~4.2KHz
    • Sensing Width: 3.31" [84mm] Max 2.36" [60mm] Min

  • Below are some general impressions and anecdotal thoughts gathered over the years about Bartolini's Classic Bass Series. Some are our own and some are from customers.
    • Most players will hear these pickups as giving their bass a fuller tone, typically a very significant improvement over stock pickups.
    • More open top end, without sacrificing the lows and low mid warmth that Bartolini’s are known for.
    • Often sited as one of the best values in a Jazz BassÂź replacement pickup
    • Bartolini’s corners are nice and rounded over, so if you play with your thumb hooked on the top corner, these will probably feel a bit better than a traditional pickup shell (referring mostly to JazzÂź and PrecisionÂź Basses.
    • Commonly characterized as Bartolini’s best ‘balanced’ winding style

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