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Wilson K5 Pickup for Double Bass

  • $1,53000

The K5 Wilson Pickup, since 1985, is the professional choice of pickup system on the market for amplifying acoustic 5-stringed double basses and other low frequency instruments (bass balalaika etc.)It has all the assets you need, when playing on a scene or by recording in a studio. The natural wood sound is focused and gives the punch that the bass has, as well as the body and warmth. It is clean and clear and the sound is great for pizzicato and arco playing, without absolutely no feeding back at all levels. The Wilson K-Pickup amplifies each individual string on your double bass, covering the frequency range from below the low B/C-string up through the harmonics, overtones and further, beyond the audible capacities of the human ear. Testimonials from famous bass players worldwide proofs the outstanding high qulity of the sound you will get from your double bass amplified with a Wilson Pickup System. By simply rotating a Pickup slightly you can adjust the volume level of each string individually - making the perfect balance between the output from your strings. A feature not covered by any competitor. 5 pickup elements are gathered to a Switchcraft 121 extension jack. Special mounting tools and mounting bracket are included with each set of K5 pickups.
5 year warranty

The Wilson Pick-up System has quite a few assets to offer:
Available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 element sizes to suit budget and instrument design
It gives a realistic, close to perfect, acoustic sound.
It allows each string to be individually volume adjusted by simply rotating the Pick-up in its mount.
It is accurate and completely linear in all registers.
It has the same effect when played by pizz and arco.
It is connected directly to an amplifier. No pre-amp needed.
It is easily built into the bridge as an active part of the bass itself.
It’s position close to the strings captures the body signal in the sound production.
It has a frequency response of 25Hz to 30 kHz - and even beyond.
Each pickup comes with tools required for fitting
The craftmanship of the Wilson Pickups is uncompromised. Each Pickup is handmade in Denmark and thoroughly tested for mechanical tolerance, insulating resistance and frequency response.

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