Pickups, Mics, Amps, Electronics

Pickups, Mics, Amps, Electronics

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.

  • CBI

    1/4 inch to Speakon Speaker Cable

    Features one straight ¼" plug and one Speakon connector. This custom, American-made cable is ideal for medium powered amps, such as the Acoustic Image, Euphonic Audio, and Genzler Amplification amps we carry - to connect from the amplifier to a...

    Our Price $12.50
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  • Fishman

    110v AC Adaptor for Fishman Platinum Preamps

    Fishman Regulated AC Adaptor (USA), for use with the Pro EQ Platinum series of preamplifiers. 110V AC to 9V DC, center negative, DC 200ma power supply. The power supply is suitable for users in countries featuring 110-120 volt service, to power any...

    Our Price $16.45
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  • K and K Sound

    AC Adaptor for Compact K&K Preamps

    We've had many requests for AC adaptors for the 9 volt battery K&K preamps, and are very happy to announce that K&K Sound has begun producing one. Using an off-the-shelf AC adaptor can be problematic as few have sufficient noise filtering, so you...

    Our Price $36.00
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  • Grace Design

    ALiX - One Channel Preamp

    The FELiX 2-channel preamp was released by Grace Design to great acclaim. Now get many of the same pro features in a single-channel model! The ALiX is the little brother of the FELiX; a "studio quality, acoustic instrument and mic preamp, designed for...

    Our Price $695.00
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  • Acoustic Image

    Backpack for Acoustic Image Doubleshot Speaker Cabinet

    This backpack is a handy way to carry around the DoubleShot speaker, a Clarus SL/SL-R/SL-2 (or similar-sized tiny amp head), and some cords and other small accessories. Can be worn as a backpack or carried conventionally. Beautifully crafted by Mooradian...

    Our Price $120.00
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  • Acoustic Image

    Backpack for Acoustic Image UpShot Speaker Cabinet

    Harvie S. said he wanted the speaker to fit in a backpack, so it was only natural that Acoustic Image would create a backpack for hauling it around. The backpack fits the UpShot, a Clarus SL/SL-R/SL-2 (or similar-sized tiny amp head) and small...

    Our Price $99.00
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  • Genzler Amplification

    Bass Array Magellan 350/BA 10 1x10 Small Combo

    When we first got a chance to hear this little combo, we were blown away, and wanted to blab to everyone - but were sworn to secrecy. Now that the cat's out of the bag, we're excited to tell you more about this new combo. We also sell the head and...

    Our Price $1,049.00
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  • Genzler Amplification

    Bass Array Speaker Cabinets

    Wow, these Bass Array cabinets are really something special. You may have heard of some other companies using line-array technology to create a wide soundstage in a portable, column format. Many people swear by those rigs, including upright bassists, as...

    Our Price $649.99 - $1,599.99
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  • K and K Sound

    Bass Master Pro Upright Bass Pickup System

    The Bass Master Pro Combo combines the K&K Bass Max and Double Big Twin pickups, allowing you to mix them using a tiny two-channel preamplifier.You can draw a comparison to a two pickup electric bass' neck and bridge pickups -- the complementary...

    Our Price $339.00 - $380.00
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