William Bartolini


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Bartolini Pickups and Electronics

William Bartolini and his wife, Patricia, are among the world’s foremost experts on the science of acoustics. Their early publications on the subject in the 1960s and 1970s have since become standard reference materials on the subject of waveforms and acoustic sound patterns. Their names are equally well known for their innovative line of guitar and bass pickups and electronics. The Bartolini Pickup and Electronics Company began in 1973 and has since developed products played by a host of endorsees including the Novax series played by John Mayer and the MTD bass played by Lou Reed.