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FRAP IT pickup

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by mje, Jan 20, 2006.


  1. mje

    mje

    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Anyone remember the FRAP? This was the first of the really accurate piezo accelerometer pickups. I have a FRAP IT, as seen here:

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    It consists of a tiny accelerometer held on with a sticky wax (or the goop of your preference) with an amplifier in the accerometer, and a batter box located at the end of about 6' of cable. The box has a belt clip attached with velcro.

    I paid $70 for this pickup almost 20 years ago (which is about $120 in 2005 dollars.) There's a bit of oxidation on the aluminum battery box, and the cable is a bit stiff compared with 20 years ago, but electrically it works fine, and attached to the table of the bass it produces a pretty accurate sound. Anyone interested for $50, postpaid?
     
  2. gfred

    gfred

    Jan 5, 2006
    Wichita, Kansas
    DID ANYONE EVER PICK THIS UP? DID IT SOUND ANY GOOD WITH AN UPRIGHT?