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Posted by Andy Seed ( on August 10, 2002 at 00:12:58:

In Reply to: Re: underwood pickup posted by François Blais on August 06, 2002 at 19:57:26:

: : 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.

I agree with Francois , I used an Underwood for years and quickly found out that they really do NEED a pre-amp of some sort (I used to use a Graphic EQ pedal) - it really does fatten the tone . There are a couple of really good points with an Underwood - they are stunningly reliable & they are really easy to fit, therefore they`re easy to swap from one bass to another . -- Andy.

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