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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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Gullansky Labs

type: piezoceramic mode: passive preamp: – Piezo embedded in Italian spruce; mounted to the bridge wing. www.gullanskylab.com

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Surdo Pickups

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

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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

Acoustic Box 1 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 … Continue reading

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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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