Turner UB-1 pick ups

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by blazinbass, May 13, 2003.

  1. blazinbass


    Mar 29, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV
    Hey guys, give me some feedback on these. I'm seriously considering having them installed. Thanks, B
  2. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    For those wondering, you can see a picture of the Turner PUp in the Gear Guide section of Jonas Lohse's page

    It’s an interesting concept, but I am not certain that you need four piezo elements to pick-up the sound from the bridge. IMHO, this system is fragile and not easily transferred to another bass. The active elements are located very close to the strings so maybe you’ll get too much string noise and not enough bass sound? I don’t know what you use now, but I would try a wing pickup first.

    There are other pickups that require a modification of the bridge, the Barbera is often mentioned, but you'll find also the Balsereit and the Wilson. I don't know if anyone ever A/B tested those... as well as the others.