Biesele upright bass pickup (five string)
This is my custom built Biesele five string upright bass pickup. It's in great shape and is the best passive magnetic pickup you can buy for an upright. It has individual pots to adjust each signal level per string and also has a phase switch.
Here is it in action:
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bravo, killer arco sound and interpreting skills
It sounds really good on the youtube videos. Do you have any other more "pure" (bass only direct to board frorm pickup) recordings that showcase its true pizz and arco tone? Also, why are you selling it?
I sold my five string upright bass a year ago and do not plan to buy another one again. Keep in mind I blended the Biesele with a Full Circle pickup for my main tone. When I played with the bow I would mute the Biesele because it does not amplify the string vibration when using a bow. No magnetic pickup does this.
Here's another song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kItU...UoMzc1U8z97aKc
What the Biesele did for me was give a consistent and sustained tone for playing in louder situations where you would normally use a bass guitar. The piezo pickup would give me the initial "thump" to my attack, and then the Biesele would sustain the note longer and stronger like a bass guitar would do.
There would have no way to play that loud and sustained with just a piezo pickup and not have a feedback freakshow.
I don't have any recordings of the pickup soloed, and my bass is gone now. I found this: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...?bandID=924433
I think this will give you an idea of the soloed tone. Keep in mind everyones bass is set up different and the way they play greatly affects the tone. This guy plays the upright more like an electric player would IMO and so it sounds more 'P-bassey' to me. I personally would dig in more to get more 'wood' in the sound.
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