Double Bass Pickups

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Contact microphones Ischell are recognized for their fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument, they respect the nuances of the musician with precision, the acoustic isolation and the resistance to the feedback are comparable to a pickup and allow strong front/return levels, you can easily use in an amp, apply effects to them etc. The model X48JC is appreciated by double bassists for its remote electronics, its XLR outputs, its operation on phantom power and with the 9-volt battery option the output Jack simultaneously available. Among the other versions often chosen, the J48CCB, with this model everything is on the double bass, the Unbalanced Jack out or symmetrical, is clipped between the strings and the 9v battery is fixed behind the tailpiece. The model X48C, simple system with XLR output and operation on phantom power, attaches behind the tailpiece with Velcro. Or the models C2BHP et C3BHP for occasional use. For optimum results, we recommend the contact microphone Ischell C3

Please note: Contact microphones Ischell not suitable for plywood soundboards. Solid wood only!

To learn more, for even more naturalness and respect for acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial microphone with the contact microphone to adapt to all situations. The 2X48AC combines these two types of microphones on the same system.

Choose your system based on:


Your terms of use

  • For high levels on stage> a contact microphone.
  • For acoustic stages> one or two aerial microphones.
  • To adapt to all situations> both types of microphones

The type of output

  • Jack
  • XLR
  • Both

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  • If you want more details on the use
  • On installing our systems on your instrument.

Power mode

  • Electric battery
  • Phantom power
  • Both

Installation mode

  • Removable> the Jack is fixed with double-sided, scratch or putty to fix according to the instrument
  • Fixed> drilling is required for Jack

  • X48C

    4.87 on 5

    C2 or C3 contact microphone, removable installation, 65 to 100 cm microphone cable depending on the instrument, works on phantom power, high levels on stage…

    289,00 - 349,00
  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

    Contact + aerial microphones, removable installation of the microphone kit, independent outputs on XLR, works on 9 / 48v phantom power, all conditions ...

    449,00
  • X-Jack

    4.94 on 5

    Contact microphone C1 or C2, removable installation, output on Jack and simultaneous XLR possible, works with phantom power or 9v battery automatically, high levels on stage ...

    299,00 - 329,00
  • J48ACB

    5.00 on 5

    Aerial microphone for double bass, detachable, omnidirectional, Unbalanced Jack out, runs on 9v battery, complement of a contact microphone, acoustic scenes and studio recording...

    299,00

The aerial microphone A1 is generally used in addition to a contact microphone on a double bass. It is a very small microphone with a design studied to be placed as close as possible to the sound source, to have more gain, less feedback and limit the capture of ambient noise. Particularly suitable for acoustic music ensembles, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable feedback levels on stage. It is placed on the acute bridge foot, 2/3 cm from the table, directed towards the center. No more need for a microphone stand, you can move without the sound coming through.hange! In combination with a contact microphone, it brings fidelity, air, precision, this sound is generally reserved for indoor broadcasting.

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The model J48ACB below is the best-selling of this category. This system is fixed between the strings under the bridge, it works on 9v battery for about 500 hours of use.

  • J48ACB

    5.00 on 5

    Aerial microphone for double bass, detachable, omnidirectional, Unbalanced Jack out, runs on 9v battery, complement of a contact microphone, acoustic scenes and studio recording...

    299,00

Contact microphones Ischell for double bass are recognized for the quality of their natural sound and faithful to the instrument, respecting the nuances of the musician with precision. Acoustic isolation and resistance to feedback are comparable to a sensor and allow strong levels on stage and in the room. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects to it. The model X48JC is appreciated for its remote electronics, its operation on phantom power and the possibility with the 9v battery option of going out in Jack with an adapter cable. The other version often chosen is the model X48C, the system is fixed behind the tailpiece, the 9v battery option is also available to be able to go out in Jack. For optimum results, we recommend the contact microphone Ischell C3.

Please note: Our C1 and C2 contact pickups are not suitable for basses made with a plywood soundboard. Solid wood only.

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The model X48JC model appreciated for its remote electronics, its operation on phantom power and optional 9-volt battery ...

  • X48JC

    5.00 on 5

    System with remote electronics, fixed or removable installation of the C2 or C3 contact microphone, works on phantom power, balanced XLR output, high levels on stage...

    329,00 - 429,00

The model X48C simple removable model. XLR output, phantom power operation and 9v battery option for live output. Jack...

  • X48C

    4.87 on 5

    C2 or C3 contact microphone, removable installation, 65 to 100 cm microphone cable depending on the instrument, works on phantom power, high levels on stage…

    289,00 - 349,00

Another option: The model J48CCB attaches between the strings, works with a 9v battery attached behind the tailpiece, output Jack, useful for going to an amp that has no XLR inputs or to effects pedals for example.

  • J48CCB

    4.71 on 5

    Contact microphone C1, C2 or C3 for double bass, Unbalanced Jack out / balanced possible, works on 9v battery and ghost possible, high levels on stage…

    269,00 - 329,00

The models C2BHP et C3BHP simple systems for occasional use, XLR output and operation on phantom power…

  • C2BHP

    4.33 on 5

    Detachable C2 contact microphone 40/16000Hz with 3-position High-Pass, for various instruments, works on phantom power, 220cm cable length, 55cm option + XLR attachment on the instrument…

    219,00 - 239,00

  • C3BHP

    5.00 on 5

    Detachable 3/20Hz C20000 contact microphone with 3-position High-Pass for various instruments, works on phantom power, 220cm cable length, 55cm option + XLR attachment…

    269,00 - 289,00

The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary and makes it possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. the contact microphone is placed near the treble stand on the table and the aerial microphone is fixed on the bridge stand, directed towards the soundboard.

The contact microphone gives you power on stage and in the hall, great precision in bass and midrange, dynamics. The aerial microphone generally reserved for the sound of room brings you the reverberations of proximity of the instrument, the details of play, the air, the smoothness of the highs. For situations that require high levels on stage as well as on the facade with a search for acoustic sound faithful to the instrument.

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The model 2X48AC attaches with Velcro adhesive behind the tailpiece.

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

    Contact + aerial microphones, removable installation of the microphone kit, independent outputs on XLR, works on 9 / 48v phantom power, all conditions ...

    449,00
  • X48C

    4.87 on 5

    C2 or C3 contact microphone, removable installation, 65 to 100 cm microphone cable depending on the instrument, works on phantom power, high levels on stage…

    289,00 - 349,00

N ° 1: The model X48C is the best-selling in this category, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone, can remain permanently installed on the instrument, the module fixed behind the tailpiece…

  • Contact microphone C2 or C3
  • Exceptional fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument
  • Limit of grip to feedback largely pushed back
  • Capture of surrounding sounds almost nonexistent.
  • The ability to use effects and make clean loops
  • XLR output and phantom power operation
  • Possibility of exit jack with 9v battery option and adapter cable
  • Battery life is 500 hours
  • The installation is removable, without intervention on the instrument.

N ° 2: The model C3BHP is also appreciated for occasional use, with operation on phantom power and XLR output...

  • C3BHP

    5.00 on 5

    Detachable 3/20Hz C20000 contact microphone with 3-position High-Pass for various instruments, works on phantom power, 220cm cable length, 55cm option + XLR attachment…

    269,00 - 289,00

N ° 3: The model 2X48AC with its combination of the two types of microphones, it is possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact microphone gives you the power face / returns, a great precision in the bass and mids, the dynamics ... The aerial microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, the playing details, the tune, the finesse of the treble ...

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

    Contact + aerial microphones, removable installation of the microphone kit, independent outputs on XLR, works on 9 / 48v phantom power, all conditions ...

    449,00

Artists

“…it's definitely the contact mic Ischell which gives THE natural sound, which I had never heard before with any sensor, and I tried a few. It's been a long time, a long time since I waited for this. " Frédéric Chiffoleau

“In my opinion, it is an excellent tool to amplify a double bass” Axel Kühn

“We put the microphone in the right place, I turn up the volume and I hear the sound of my double bass (much) louder. Everything is there, from bass to treble, the exact tone of the instrument and even by turning the amp up quite loud. In short, I fell for it! ” Patrick manet

Clients' reviews

starstarstarstarstarHerve Calvayrac-I amplify my double bass ¾ with a microphone ISCHELL X-Jack. The result is beyond all expectations (in association with a Schertler jam 200 amp). The acoustic sound is really there, no distortion, warmth of the sound of my counter and precision are there. The pose is delicate and took a lot of time, you have to be precise and patient, it even seems that I had a rather rare microphone problem, but the help ofIschell was fast and efficient, it is definitely worth taking the time to install, because after that it is only happiness, the result is breathtaking. I thank in passing Ischell for the kindness and great professionalism towards me.

 

starstarstarstarstarThe x jack allows the Phantom powered XLR jack to be side by side with a powered 1 / 4in jack. Maximum versatility, plug and play, plus the jack is well designed and works really well. The 9v is not as hot a sound as the XLR jack (9v vs. 48v) but it is great to have if you may be using amps without phantom power. I am really glad I ordered this version. The pickup (c on my bass is the best pickup I have used. I highly recommend it.

Piropatton wrote a review for product: X-Jack on Tuesday June 21st, 2016

starstarstarstarstar I've had it for 2 months on my double bass and I'm completely satisfied with it. Indeed, you have to take the time to position it, but after that it's only happiness. I use it on the phil jones suitcase and it is serious…. Also, during beef, I used it on other amps, no problem.
Small flat: it is the color of the fixed WHITE paste. Indeed, it is efficient. BUT it will be BLACK in color, it would be more harmonious.

VChaine wrote a review for product: J48CCB on Thursday May 28th, 2015

starstarstarstarstar The aerial microphone in addition to the contact microphone Ischell on my double bass, the result is terrible!
1 - In recording
2 - Coupling on stage possible but static only on the front
3 - The static alone for its acoustics Arco… Trio… Without drummer… ..Génial !!
Thank you

BernardDB wrote a review for product: J48ACB on Friday May 15th, 2015

starstarstarstarstar I rehearsed today with the microphone Ischell that I have just acquired, I was surprised and delighted to see the fidelity and the power without feedback and without compression of the microphone X48C. 3 low cut settings are installed in the XLR socket. I chose the 360Hz cut-off. I did some tests and I compared the sound by muting the channel. The result is surprising, the acoustic sound of my double bass is almost 95 percent the same with and without the microphone. So I can play hard enough without distorting its true sound. The fact that it is a static must have a lot to do with it, a piezo only transmits vibrations, with this real microphone, we can clearly hear all the ancillary or even parasitic sounds of the instrument: glissendi, curly, string clicks, without that it annoys, quite the contrary.

The second point of satisfaction is the fact that no other instrument in the orchestra re-enters this microphone, thanks to its sound insulation.
The third positive point is that this material is manufactured in France by a competent man with whom we can talk about his sound and musical research.
This is the first time that I am really satisfied with the amplification of my double bass. thank you so much

Michel Saulnier wrote a review for product: X48C on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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