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Scarli

type: condenser microphone preamp: incl. phantom power supply Another new interpretation of the old Ampeg design from the 1940ies. A small microphone is mounted on top of the ULSA tube endpin, so the microphone captures the sound from the inside … Continue reading

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Superior Bassworks

TM Billy Special Type: piezo Preamp: optional A pickup  with two sensors: a bridge wing slot mounted one, and one for the fingerboard (slap). The jack is a stereo jack, so you can use the signal of each sensor individually … Continue reading

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Radial Engineering

Radial PZ DI Type: DI box, Buffer Features: Adjustable load for piezo and magnetic pickups, variable low-cut filter to control bass resonance, 48V phantom powered (does not require batteries),  180° polarity reverse switch, Ground lift The Radial PZ-DI is a direct box that is … Continue reading

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Vintage Revolution

Type: preamp (blender) Features: EQ, DI out, line out, mute Channel 1 (for e.g. piezo): Parametric equalizer, MID level correction; Channel 2 (for e.g. microphone, +48V Phantom Power, low input impedance), Parametric equalizer, MID level correction, notch filter, Phase reverse, Low pass filter, MIX controls www.vintage-revolution.com

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Ischell

The Ischell AirBag is a condenser contact microphone, and gets mounted to the instrument’s top by means of putty. For the needs of different instruments, it’s available in a variety of models. It comes with a small preamp with three preamp voicings: Flat … Continue reading

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Morgana

Type: tube amp head Features: hand wired (in Germany), 18 mm multiplex case, power amp 4 x Kt77, switchable for 4 and 8 Ohm speakers, 2 x preamp (2 channels), line outs www.morgana-amps.de

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Stock Innovation

  Type: piezo Mode: passive Preamp: – This pickup gets permanently installed into the bass bar side bridge foot. For installation, the leg gets cut off and the piezo inlayed into the wood – this needs a qualified luthier. What … Continue reading

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Maruszczyk

Barabass Combo 2-channelType: combo amppower rating: 400W RMS/4Ohmdrivers: 1×12″, neodym dynamic tweeterFeatures: Channel 1 (electric) Active/Passive Input, Invert Phase, Treble, Lo-Mid, Hi-Mid, Bass, Presence, Contour, BottomChannel 2 (acoustic) Mic/Jack Input, Invert Phase, Treble, Lo-Mid, Hi-Mid, Bass; Phantom power for microphone … Continue reading

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Cheng, Andy Lee

Ace Type: piezo Mode: passive Preamp: – Single unit 35mm piezo element, mounts to bridge wing. Deuce same as above, but two piezo sensor. http://www.andyleechengpickups.com

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Quality Bass Gear

QBG1 Professional Bass Preamp with EQ and DI Type: preamp Features: Adjustable input gain (-1 to +20 dB), volume control, with full mute capability Adjustable high-pass filter to cut unwanted frequencies below those generated by your bottom string, 3-band equalizer … Continue reading

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