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In chamber mic style pickup?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Dec 11, 2012.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    I am working on a project, a 5 string heavily chambered 80mm thick bass. Right now the customer just wants the hipshot piezo saddles. He is considering an internal mic in addition. I have never done that any suggestions? Links to products to look into? Thoughts? Thanks all.
     
  2. bassteban

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    Bumpin because we dont have a *like* button
     
  3. RickBlair

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    http://www.gollihur.com has some upright bass mics that could possibly be used. I guess the biggest concern will be feedback at higher volume.

    Rick B.
     
  4. Musiclogic

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    Check into acoustic mics by Barcus Berry, Fishman, K&K, and David Gage. I believe Graphtech has a plug in for their Acoustiphonic board. You can Contact Gray at Graphtech, and he will give you some guidance on graphtechs capabilities with the piezo saddles and a mic. There are many buffer based systems that use both a mic and a piezo contact in the same system. Stew Mac used to carry a few, so did LMI
     
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  6. kevteop

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    You could also look at the Ehrlund EAP I suppose. Great on double bass. Resists feedback well too.
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    Thanks all. Graphtech was the first place I looked. I thought they did have a mic system. I can't find it any more.

    I will look into the other options.
     
  8. Matthijs

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    +1 for the Ehrlund. On the DB side people are quite happy with it and I think it would be possible to build it into the bass.
     
  9. HogieWan

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    check acoustic guitar pickup makers
     
  10. daveman50

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    I think we'd all like to see some more pics of this one!!
     
  11. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    Thanks just installed the frets. I hope to play her tomorrow night. Waiting to hear if the customer wats to add another unit to the bass or not..t
     
  12. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    Beautiful instrument, Mr. Clement!

    I've been thinking about doing one of these too, using the GHS Acoustic Soundhole Microphone that StewMac sells (for $50). Anybody used that particular mic? The price is certainly attractive, but I've been around long enough to know that you usually get what you pay for....
     
  13. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    Thanks. He decided against the additional mic. I did get it up and running for last night.
     
  14. HaMMerHeD

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    Are you going to put inlay around the soundhole?

    ...because I like it just how it is.
     
  15. kris pung

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    Stunning, how does it sound?
     
  16. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    Hostly I have never done that and the customer didn't ask for it. I wouldn't know how.
     
  17. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member

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    Different, very crisp. I am uploading a video of it to my business FB page now. I hope it loads right. I would like to make one for myself. I don't have a fretted 5. I would go B-G though and would like to try Deep talking flats on it.
     
  18. Triad

    Triad Supporting Member

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    AKG makes a contact microphone called 411 (L version has to be connected to an external transformer, PP version can be used with phantom power). I got two for a bass that's not conceptually too different from this but ended up using piezos+magnetic.
     

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