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Re: Best Pickup Around? (2)


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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 02, 2001 at 13:02:37:

In Reply to: Best Pickup Around? (2) posted by MattRao on February 01, 2001 at 22:21:25:


: Hey Everybody,
: I posted a message about this right before the board was cleared, so here it is again... If anyone entered anything before, I would really appreciate it if you could re-post your response. Thanks!
: I'm looking to get two pickups for an upright bass...one for myself and one for my school. The cheesy five-dollar one that I use in school makes my bass sound like an electrified milk jug. Could someone please tell me what they think is the best pickup around (not caring TOO much about price, as long as a student musician could afford it), and one very good one that a school could afford (under $50, probably).
: Also...what effect can the amp have on the sound? I and my school both have GK's...we've tried to adjust them to make the pickup sound better, but there hasn't been much improvement.
: Thanks again for your help,
: MattRao

Matt,
Here's the response I posted before Robby changed things over:

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: Matt,
: If memory serves, the old Barcus-Berry bass transducer has pretty much been the standard, but I'm not sure if it's available anymore. Companies like Fishman and L.R. Baggs (who've pretty much replaced Barcus-Berry as the leader in acoustic transducers) have them available, but they tend to be kinda spendy.

: You might want to ask over on the acousticbass.com (sister site to electricbass.com) message board, too; they're a *lot* more familiar with the upright bass stuff than we are, so they could probably give you a *lot* more accurate info than I can.

: Hope that helps!

: -Bob



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