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String Charger?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by bassopotumus, Mar 19, 2004.


  1. bassopotumus

    bassopotumus

    Mar 17, 2004
    (Yes I did look in the newbie section -didn't help) Do any of you know if this is a good pickup system for a Jazz Trio setting - piano bass, drums? Just wondering if any of you knew. Thanks in advance.

    -Bassopotumus
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    You need to use steel strings with this pickup because it's a magnetic design.
    I've read many comments who said that you sound like a giant fretless bass with this.
    On the other hand, there is much less feedback.
    If you want to sound natural and "acoustic", I'd advice to avoid this.
    An Underwood, Realist or K&K Bass Max will do the trick, and they'll work with any string because they use a piezo sensor.
    (I deliberately avoided to list the Fishman BP100 because I don't think it's a good PU...)
    On the other hand, if you have more money, there's the Wilson, Schertler, Barbera, etc.
    Get a look here:
    http://www.doublebassguide.com/
    Very good site with a comprehensive guide to pickups and other gear.
     
  3. larry

    larry Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Florida
     
  4. bassopotumus

    bassopotumus

    Mar 17, 2004
    Thanks so much, and please do tell me how that Realist/Full Circle combo turns out!

    -Bassopotumus
     
  5. larry

    larry Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Florida