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Eich B112 Type: combo, single channel Power Rating: 300W Drivers: 12″ + 4″ cone Features: solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lo-mid, hi-mid, hi, master volume controls, “mute” switch, DI pre/post, XLR balanced DI out, 1 x effects loop, tuner … Continue reading
BCE – 22 Type: piezo Mode: passive Preamp: – The transducers piezo-elements is embedded in a piece of rubber and wedged under the bridge wings. Comes with 1/4 stereo jack, each sensor can be amplified separately. BAE S4 Type: piezo … Continue reading
Microphone manufacturer Schoeps offers two microphone mounts for double bass. Model VA4 mounts to the ribs, and VA5 mounts to the bridge. Both work with Schopes microphones CCM2 or CCM8 (capsules MK 2 or MK 8) www.schoeps.de
Type: piezoceramic Mode: passive Preamp: – Basically the same principle as the Polytone pickup from the 1970ies, but made of wood instead of brass. www.contrabbassielettricimk.com
D 5400 LB (live) / D5400 (Studio) type: condenser microphone mode: active (balanced) preamp/phantom power supply: – The danish Remic D5400 is available into version: live and studio. It’s mounted into a foam block that wedges under the tailpiece. The microphone capsule needs … Continue reading
type: combo amp drivers: 12″ features: 1 or 2 channels, input with switchable impedance, phantom power, low cut, phase reverse, compressor, EQ with parametric mid controls size: 5 x 45 x 38 cm, weight > 12kg www.realbass.de
Type: microphone (ribbon) Mode: active (needs phantom power) preamp: – The Troll microphone was designed for use with double bass. It’s hand assembled by double bassist Brandon Essex. It gets mounted to the bridge by means of rubber bands. www.trollmicrophone.com
Type: piezo Mode: active Preamp: incl. similar to the Wilson pickup, but mounted to the bridge leg; comes with preamp built into the jack. The preamp is rechargeable within seconds and doesn’t need a battery permanently.
type: piezoceramic mode: passive preamp: – Piezo embedded in Italian spruce; mounted to the bridge wing. www.gullanskylab.com
Magnetic Type: magentic Mode: passive Preamp: – XLR outuput (cannon), impedance 600 ohms, humbucker 4 coil (1 coil for string), split – structure of 2 units for easy balancing of the strings, weight 50 g http://surdopickups.blogspot.de/p/double-bass-pickups.html