Re: About K&K's Pickup

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on July 11, 2000 at 15:42:10:

In Reply to: About K&K's Pickup posted by Ariven Huang on July 10, 2000 at 03:14:52:

: How about the K&K's pickup,I have a "Bass Master Pro.",but I don't know it sound good or bad,because my bass has some problem.Can somebody tell me about that,thank's.

I could be considered biased, since I sell them, but I think it's a great pickup system with two transducer systems that can be blended at a two channel preamp. It takes a little setup time to adjust for each transducer's response using the two channel preamp.

My personal tips on installation and setup are included with the ones I sell. Common errors I find is adding too much bass or treble -- the trimmers allow for plus or minus 20 db, which is a great deal-- they should be set in the middle (No EQ) and adjusted only slightly, if necessary. Another potential problem can be caused by setting the gain trimmers too high. The Wing pickup is very hot and needs very little preamplification, so the internal gain trimmer should be set at minimum or only slightly above that point -- of course, that is dictated by the amplifier you're plugging into. The bridge-top transducers are lower output and will need some boost.

I always recommend that each system be treated separately, and adjusted by ear to the best sound, considering their strengths. Then, balance their volumes using the internal gain trimmers. Naturally, as you use the system, more adjustments may be necessary, but once it is set up, I find it unnecessary to touch it again-- I'll make any room equalization settings at my amplifier.

If you have any questions about it or how it is working on your bass, feel free to email me privately.


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