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K&K Upright Bass Fingerboard Pickup

If you play rockabilly bass or want to start doing so, it is hard to amplify that true percussive (thump and pop) sound from the fingerboard with the typical bass pickups available.

Most upright bass pickups are designed and geared towards picking up the vibration of the plucked notes.  Having just a regular pickup (like a Realist or Fishman Full Circle) will not capture the true percussiveness of the slapping against the fingerboard or the snapping (upwards) of the higher strings.

So, if you already have a good pickup, but want to hear more of that "thump", this is THE pickup for that!  You are then planning to buy the K&K Fingerboard Pickup and use your already owned 'other' pickup, then you will either need to plug them separately (each having a cord) into a two channel amp or preamp.  Some preamps (like the nice Headway bass preamp that we sell can stay on the floor next to your feet or up on your amplifier.) K&K has smaller preamp that is meant to be attached to your bass (usually behind or in front of the tailpiece) called the Dual Channel Pro and it is the same exact preamp referred to as the Bass Master.  You can plug both pickups into the preamp then have the closeness to adjust volumes of either pickup (or channel).  The K&K Dual Channel Pro can also be found at our upright bass preamps page.

$56 with free shipping

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