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Audiosprockets Tone Dexter

type: preamp features: boost switch for solos, bass and treble EQ, sweepable notch filter for feedback suppression, character control, latency less than 1ms, 1/4″ pickup input/high impedance (1MΩ), XLR DI output, XLR mic input with 48V phantom supply (used for training the Tone Dexter) ToneDexter is … Continue reading

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Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

Type: condenser microphone preamp: –  (phantom power needed) Developed by Swedish bassist Peter Axelsson, this microphone was designed for the double bass, for use in studio as well as on stage through your regular amplifier. www.xlsonaudio.com MerkenMerken MerkenMerken

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Eich Amps

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

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TAP

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

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Schoeps

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

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MK Sombrero

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

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Remic

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

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Realbass

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  

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Troll ribbon microphone

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

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Pureacoustic

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.

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