- Undersaddle Pickup w/Preamp for Acoustic Guitar
- Includes UST 22R Narrow Pickup (2.2mm, 3/32")
- HZZLess Low Noise, High Output Circuitry
- Includes A1.2 Active Endpin Jack Preamp
- Soundhole Mounted Volume Control
- For Steel and Nylon String Guitars
The B-Band A1.2-22R is a complete pickup system for steel or nylon string acoustic guitar that includes the 22R undersaddle transducer (UST) and the A1.2 endpin jack preamp. Includes a soundhole mounted volume control, box-tight 9V battery holder, wiring harness. Fits guitars with saddles that are at least 2.2mm (3/32") wide -- also available with a 2.9mm (1/8") wide pickup sensor (29R).
"Ribbed" UST Pickup
The B-Band "R" series UST (Under Saddle Transducer) is the finest pickup choice for acoustic steel or nylon string guitars. The unique Emfit® film material used exclusively in every B-Band pickup has proven to be unsurpassed in delivering absolute acoustic tone and the individual characteristics of the instrument.
The R series UST pickup has unparalleled sound quality and a very robust ribbed structure for durability. The pickup is physically ultra thin and flexible making for easy installs usually without modifications to the saddle or saddle slot. The ribbed construction also enhances string balance for quicker installations.
B-Band UST pickups are so thin and lightweight they do not interfere with the string's signals passing through the saddle and bridge retaining the original acoustic sound and voice of the instrument.
The UST construction is a long and consistent structure that ends with a socket-type connector for an easy and quick plug-in fitting to a B-Band preamp, without any soldering. Fits guitars with a saddle width of 2.3mm (3/32"). The pickup sensor element is 13" long, and the active area of the pickup sensor is the last three inches, which will work with standard to wide string spacings.
The A1.2 is the little brother of the now classic B-Band Core / A2 preamps and is big on classic B-Band sound. The single input A1.2 has a direct frequency response with 24 dB of gain making a perfect fit with the B-Band UST pickup. The HZZLess low noise / high output circuitry ensures high performance with very low noise.
The A1.2 comes with a volume control that simply mounts at the inside edge of the sound hole with adhesive. The 9-volt battery powered electronics are mounted in a small tube that is directly coupled with a high quality endpin jack making an all-in-one, easy to install structure. The preamp is light in mass adding very little weight to the instrument. The A1.2 kit includes all mounting hardware, boxtight battery holder and pre-soldered wire harness. Runs about 750 hours on one 9V battery (not included) or can be phantom powered by the optional B-Box external power source through a stereo instrument cable (not included).