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Posted by Monte on November 16, 2001 at 10:22:10:
In Reply to: Re: Yet more on...Re: Most natural sounding p/u & amp? posted by Jim on November 16, 2001 at 04:03:46:
Sounds like we agree for the most part. I was basing my experiences on hearing multiple people in concert using a Realist and being diappointed, but it is possible that it was the sound man's fault. I was describing a general tendecy I see with bassists who set their stage sound where it sounds great coming outta the amp, but is mud 15' away.
BTW, I got in the mail yesterday the other Schertler pickup, the Stat-B. It is the one designed to be played through an amp if needed, where the Dyn-B is a mic intended for full-range PA. It will also get louder than the Dyn-B. The Stat-B is a mic uncapsulated in cork that fits in the cutout of your bridge. I played on it last night at a gig and it is REALLY nice. By far the most natural pickup I've tried, and I've tried 'em all. This is the same pickup that Charlie Haden, Richard Davis, and Larry Grenadier all used when I saw them. At $265, it is cheaper than the Dyn-B, and for the player who uses an amp for most of their gigs, it may be a better solution. I could use the Dyn-B with my Contra using an impedence transormer, but the Stat-B sounded a little better through the Contra. I'll continue using the Dyn-B on gigs where I play with a PA system, and for the one's without, I'll start using the Stat-B.
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