Pickups and Microphones

Pickups and Microphones

Pickups and Microphones

Pickups and amplification could be considered the "heart" of our business... it's how we got our start over 20 years ago. But there are LOTS of choices, so how are you supposed to decide? What's our best pickup?

That's a question with no legitimate answer, since the sound of a pickup -- and what constitutes "good" and "not so good" -- is highly subjective. When helping you etermine what pickup might be best for you, we assess what you're looking for -- type of music played, volume needs, tonal preferences, how their sound might need to fit into the larger whole of a performing group, convenience, difficulty of install, budget, etc. Then we try to make an experienced recommendation for a pickup that best fits your needs. So "best" for you may be entirely different than the "best" for another, and looking at technical data won't necessarily reveal the answer.

While most pickups are designed with the intent of sounding like "your bass, only louder," we all know that their success can be hit or miss. And "where it is" on the bass is every bit as important as "who made it." We've tried -- and gigged, at one point or another -- pretty much every pickup we sell, usually on a selection of basses. We do our best to describe each pickup in real words, and we invite you to email or call us with specific questions... we can answer them. We even include our own helpful hints and installation tips with every pickup we sell -- from getting the best sound, to avoiding feedback, and more.

Also be sure to check out our FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about pickups and preamplifiers for an even better understanding of how to put your best sound out there.

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    Krivo Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup (2020 model, includes bonus Jack Mount) Krivo Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup (2020 model, includes bonus Jack Mount)

    Krivo Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup (2020 model, includes bonus Jack Mount)

    Krivo Pick-ups

    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $229.00
    Krivo Pick-Ups is a small, homegrown company building handmade pickups in the USA (Portland, Oregon).NEW FOR 2020Always looking to improve these pickups, as of January 2020, Jason has created a new mounting system. The 2020 Krivo pickup for upright...
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    Realist LifeLine Upright Bass Pickup Realist LifeLine Upright Bass Pickup

    Realist LifeLine Upright Bass Pickup

    David Gage

    Our Low Price: $229.99
    Gollihur Music has your back -- This pickup Includes FREE Jack Mount Kit -- See below for details. From David Gage, the ones who brought you the Realist and Realist SoundClip pickups - the LifeLine.It uses a simple, but clever design; the element of the...
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    Our Low Price: $229.99
  • Realist Pickup for Double Bass (Original and Wood Version) Realist Pickup for Double Bass (Original and Wood Version)

    Realist Pickup for Double Bass (Original and Wood Version)

    David Gage

    Our Low Price: $219.99
    Gollihur Music has your back -- This pickup Includes FREE Jack Mount Kit -- See below for details. The RealistTM has rapidly become a popular choice of bass pickup, and it is now used by a number of top bassists. It consists of a thin, flexible...
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  • H-Clamp Light Upright Bass and Cello Microphone Mounts H-Clamp Light Upright Bass and Cello Microphone Mounts

    H-Clamp Light Upright Bass and Cello Microphone Mounts

    ExplorAUDIO

    Our Low Price: $109.00 - $135.00
    It obviously depends on the music and the venue -- but nothing sounds more natural, when amplifying or recording your bass, than a microphone. Upright Bass pickups were, essentially, a compromise - developed for situations when a microphone wasn't...
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    DB-1 Wood-Encased Upright Bass Pickup for Bridge Wing DB-1 Wood-Encased Upright Bass Pickup for Bridge Wing

    DB-1 Wood-Encased Upright Bass Pickup for Bridge Wing

    KNA

    Our Low Price: $99.00
    Like many other upright bass pickups, the DB-1 is a compact unit designed to be wedged into the wing in the side of your bridge. Most of those pickups require that you custom-fit the pickup into the slot, using sanding/filing to open up that slot for...
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  • SH RB-PRO Rockabilly Pro Pickup/Preamp System SH RB-PRO Rockabilly Pro Pickup/Preamp System

    SH RB-PRO Rockabilly Pro Pickup/Preamp System

    Shadow

    Our Low Price: $299.95
    Back in the late 90's, Bob worked with Dieter at K&K Sound to design the very first pickup system designed for the very specific needs of Rockabilly players -- the Bass Master Rockabilly System. It has been an incredibly successful product, and...
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    Our Low Price: $299.95
  • Bass Max Upright Bass Pickup Bass Max Upright Bass Pickup

    Bass Max Upright Bass Pickup

    K and K Sound

    Our Low Price: $119.00 - $205.00
    The Bass Max is a compact unit designed to be wedged into the wing in the side of your bridge. K&K advises that they feel that one sandwiched unit is better than a pair, with one in each wing of the bass, to avoid potential out-of-phase problems. It...
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  • Digital Audio Wireless System - Model U2 Digital Audio Wireless System - Model U2

    Digital Audio Wireless System - Model U2

    X-VIVE

    Our Low Price: $159.00
    For years I've taken occasional calls from a player who is looking to take their double bass wireless. Maybe they're one of those crazy rockabilly guys who moves around a lot, or spins their bass for show. Or maybe they're doing a stage show, where a...
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    Our Low Price: $159.00
  • Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup

    Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup

    Fishman

    Our Low Price: $229.95 - $279.00
    The Fishman Full Circle has certainly earned its stripes in the URB world. I was never a big fan of the classic Fishman BP-100 (though it was a breath of fresh air in the early 80's when it first came out), but I really like the Full Circle- it delivers...
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    Model 411 Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup Model 411 Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup

    Model 411 Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup

    Schaller

    Special Price: $124.00
    Regular Price $149.00
    Note: The Schaller magnetic pickup has been discontinued, but I still have stock. I've dropped the price, so now is your chance to get one - brand new, in perfect condition - at a discount! Schaller Kontrabass-Pickup 411, Modell 10/70 If this isn't the...
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  • DPA d:vote 4099-B CORE Upright Bass Microphone and Accessories DPA d:vote 4099-B CORE Upright Bass Microphone and Accessories

    DPA d:vote 4099-B CORE Upright Bass Microphone and Accessories

    DPA Microphones

    Our Low Price: $619.95 - $709.00
    Now with CORE by DPA technologyThe d:vote™ CORE (released in 2018) version is now what we have in stock. (If you're price-matching, make sure that the "great deal" you found is for the current model!) The new d:vote™ CORE 4099...
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  • Instrument Cable: 1/4 inch ends (1 right angle) Instrument Cable: 1/4 inch ends (1 right angle)

    Instrument Cable: 1/4 inch ends (1 right angle)

    CBI

    Our Low Price: $15.00 - $18.00
    Features one straight, and one 90 degree ¼ inch connector. Cables are black using top quality Belden cable and brand-name connectors are used, assembled in the US by CBI. This cable ideal for either plugging the angled plug into a string-mounted...
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    Our Low Price: $15.00 - $18.00