B-Band

Statement
Type: electret-film
Mode: active
Preamp: incl.

This pickup consists of three transducers of a new develloped elastic electret film. Two transducers mount into the bridge, using non-adhesive cork shims: one on the bass side and the other on the treble side. The third transducer is fitted underneath the bridge on the bass side (using the string pressure on the bridge to hold it in place). The preamp (“Statement Mixer”) has two individual mix controls, to preset two different sounds, and a footswitch to select between these sounds. The system also includes a fixed, sharp-slope, high-pass filter for the elimination of handling noise from the signal. In addition to the usual 9 V battery or regulated 12 V AC/DC adapter, the preamp can also be powered by 48 V phantom power.

D 1
Type: electret-film
Mode: active
Preamp: incl.

This system includes the same transducer type, but a more simple active preamp that is an all-in-one construction with the 1/4″ output jack. This attaches onto the two middle strings between the bridge and tailpiece. The 9-volt battery clip simply attaches to the tailpiece with Velcro. Inside the preamp there is a user mix control to set the balance between the bridge and the body sound.

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One Response to B-Band

  1. My experience: the “bridge wing” and “bridge foot” elements don´t sound much different from each other, so there´s little use in having them all and in having a pre-amp with the mixing option.
    The sound of my bass through this pickup was not satisfying at all. It has been far from the natural (“acoustic”) sound of my bass.

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