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Re: underwood pickup

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Posted by François Blais ( on August 06, 2002 at 19:57:26:

In Reply to: Re: underwood pickup posted by Johnny Washington on August 05, 2002 at 10:53:26:

: I have a Kay plywood bass made in early 60's. The Underwood resuts in a more treble sound, with not enough lows. I tried using different amps with different settings, still too much treble. That's what I've observed.

The Underwood (and also Fishman) pickup require a very high input impedance to preserve the lows.
If the pickup is loaded the sound is thin and brittle.
I suggest you try a Fishman bass preamp or LR Baggs ParaAcoustic DI, for instance.
They have the necessary input impedance for the piezo pickups.

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