Underwood vs Shadow SH950

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by nicklaughlin, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. nicklaughlin


    Jul 16, 2005
    could anyone compare the Underwood pickup and it's newer copy, the SH950?
    I have been trying out a dual sensor version of the Shadow and have found it pretty good.

  2. CB3000

    CB3000 Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Madison, wi
    i have both and the shadow is a bit fatter and smoother-but you have to make a lot of space for it to fit. when i use my underwood my D string gets lost when i use the shadow it's the A string. to me, the difference is not that big-just a bit more EQ with the underwood.
  3. I've used both the Shadow and the Underwood. I, too, have experienced that the Shadow seems to have a fatter bottom end, and I prefer its sound to that of the Underwood. Both sound better with a preamp. However, for a wing mounted pickup, I think I prefer the K&K Bassmax, and, on my bass, it sounds the best of the three straight into the amp.
  4. babaseen

    babaseen Don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Any newer insight into this topic would be appreciated.