The Ischell contact microphone is unique among the archtop jazz guitar pickups. The J48C is appreciated for its acoustic fidelity, its resistance to feedback, phantom power and its balanced output. It can be installed permanently while being removable. The microphone is usually installed under the strings, so it is protected. Those who want an unbalanced mono jack output choose the inside BOX + CPJ.
To go further, for even more naturalness and respect of acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial mic to the contact microphone to adapt to any situation. The 2X48 + ACPJ combines these two types of microphones in the same system.
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The air microphone AirCapt is used in addition to a contact or electromagnetic microphone on a guitar Jazz archtop. It is a very small microphone designed to be placed closer to the sound source for more gain, less feedback and ambient sounds. Particularly suited to acoustic stages, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without microphone stand. In combination with a contact microphone, it brings acoustic fidelity, air. Usually reserved for the front sound. It is placed outside, at the edge of the F soundhole.
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The J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-Stereo / XLR cable. It can also with the 9v battery option, operate with a standard mono jack cable. It is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery will not discharge in the presence of phantom power.
The inside BOX + APJ is appreciated for its operation on battery and its output Jack. The microphone kit can stay on the instrument…
The Ischell contact microphone is used as the basic system for an archtop jazz guitar. The J48C is appreciated for its acoustic fidelity, its resistance to feedback, phantom power and its balanced output. It can be installed permanently while being removable. The microphone is usually installed under the strings, so it is protected. Those who want an unbalanced mono jack output choose the inside BOX + CPJ.
The AirBag-C contact microphone is a reference for string acoustic instruments that have to be performed on stages with high levels. It’s the sound of a microphone, natural and faithful, with the feedback resistance of a pickup. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects and make clean loops…
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The J48C is a removable version to be installed on the instrument. The jack is placed on the side, at the bottom of the neck or at the bottom of the guitar, and the microphone is placed generally under the bridge. This system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-stereo / XLR cable, The battery does not discharge in the presence of phantom power.
The inside BOX + CPJ, appreciated for its battery operation and its output jack. The microphone kit can remain permanently installed on the instrument but it is removable.
The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary for an instrument playing on high level stages and optimizes the sound in all situations by combining power and respect of the acoustic sound of the instrument.
The contact microphone gives you the power for the front / back, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics … The aerial microphone brings you the reverberations of the instrument, player details, the air, the finesse in the treble. For situations that require high levels on stage and front and to have an acoustic sound, faithful to the instrument.
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The 2X48 + ACPJ is a removable system that has a contact microphone and an aerial. The ACPJ microphone jack is attached to the side at the bottom of the neck, the 2X48 system works with phantom power and 9v battery, XLR and Jack outputs, both signals completely separate with independant volume knob.
N°1 : The J48C is the most sold in this category, removable version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone.
- Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
- Very good resistance to feedback
- Do not catch the sounds of stage.
- The ability to use effects and make clean loops
- Balanced jack output with a Jack-stereo/XLR connecting cable.
- Symmetrical connection allows to use phantom power.
- The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
- The system can be permanently installed
N°2 : The inside BOX + CPJ is the second in this category with its battery operation and its output unbalanced mono Jack …
N°3 : The 2X48 + ACPJ 2×48 with its combination of both pickups optimizes the sound in every situation by bringing power and respect of acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power for the face and monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics… The air microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, game details, air, the finesse of treble…
“The microphone is great! I brought in my acoustic for a set and am having them install the mic so haven’t heard it yet. Im really starting to figure out the contact mic on my main archtop though. I got an inline attenuator to help get the right signal strength for live performance and its really adding a lot to my sound. I actually used it on a recording in Canada last week and it was a great addition in the studio.”Alex Goodman