A pickup system designed for upright bass must be able to handle the increased resonance and lower frequency range of an upright bass without clipping, distorting or overloading. Many of these pickups use one or more surface-mount contact sensors, which are typically attached directly to the bridge, soundboard or fingerboard. Bridge sensors can provide more detail and string articulation, while soundboard sensors typically provide more warmth.
Wing-slot sensors are pressure-sensitive sensors that insert into the wing slot of the bridge. These are very easy to install and provide a good blend of detail and warmth with high output. You can also use externally mounted microphones to provide excellent realism and detail -- these can be used with or without other sensors.
Whether you play jazz, slap bass or rockabilly we have an upright bass pickup that will meet your needs. Give us a call for assistance selecting the correct pickup system for your needs.