Bartolini Pickups and Electronics

Bartolini Pickups and Electronics is an American company who make guitar and bass pickups and electronics, such as pre-wired harnesses, pre-amps, and EQ modules. The company was founded in 1973 by Bill Bartolini, and is based in San Luis Obispo, California.

Bartolini Pickups and Electronics
Founded1973; 47 years ago (1973)
FounderBill Bartolini
HeadquartersSan Luis Obispo, California, United States
pre-wired harnesses
EQ modules
WebsiteOfficial website
Bartolini E-90D (bridge) and E-88D (neck) -active guitar pickups.

The pickups and electronics are used by luthiers such as Michael Tobias Design, Pedulla, Overwater, Roscoe, Warrior, Elrick, Sukop, Mayones, Novax, Curbow and Zon. Ibanez installs Bartolini pickups on their middle-priced guitars and bases. They are also sold through musical retailers as replacements to upgrade existing instruments.


Bill Bartolini began manufacturing magnetic pickups in 1973. He first focused on quadraphonic and hexaphonic pickups, and were branded under the name "Hi-A".

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