Bartolini's PBF guitar pickup line offers smooth, vintage humbucker tone with specific pairs tuned for the main genres of music. Bill Bartolini collaborated with Ed Reynolds on the design of PBF pickups. Ed was a builder of excellent guitars and basses and a top notch repairman in the Chicago area in the 70’s and early 80’s. He has continued his work in the Austin, Texas and now focuses exclusively on electric guitars.
The PBF-77D has a high output and is great for distortion.
The Rock’n’Roll pair – the PBF-55 neck and PBF-77D bridge satisfy the need for clarity and smooth sweetness from the neck pickup and power with unequalled smoothness and definition from the bridge pickup.
The tone of the PBF series pickups is simply Bartolini's distillation of the best features of Vintage Humbucker tone. All PBF series pickups are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics.
PBF pickups are available in Chrome plated, Nickel plated and Gold Plated covers. Their traditional, clean appearance will look equally at home in your ’59 Paul, semi-hollowbody electric, or your Heavy Metal machine. For those who prefer the unbridled tone of uncovered pickups, they are available in ABS covers in black or white colors.