The Ischell contact microphone for double bass is recognized for its fidelity to the instrument's acoustics, its resistance to feedback, its ease of use on an amp. The model X-Jack is appreciated by double bassists for its outings Jack and XLR available simultaneously, operation on 9v battery and phantom, installation without intervention on the instrument. The microphone is placed near the treble leg of the bridge, the system is attached with Velcro tape behind the tailpiece. The other version often chosen is the model X48C, simple system with XLR output and phantom power operation. Warning, this microphone is 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. The system is fixed behind the tailpiece.
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The aerial microphone AirCapt 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 high easel stand, 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.
The contact microphone Ischell for double bass is a new type of contact microphone with a natural sound and faithful to the instrument, it respects the nuances of the musician with precision. Sound insulation and feedback resistance are comparable to a sensor and allow high levels on stage and in the hall. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects to it. The model X-Jack is appreciated for its outings Jack and XLR available simultaneously, operation on 9v battery and phantom and installation without intervention on the instrument. The other version often chosen is theX48C, simple system with XLR output and phantom power operation.
Caution : Micro for double basses with solid top only. Does not work with plywood soundboards
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The model X-Jack removable model, appreciated for its outings Jack and XLR usable simultaneously, its operation on battery and phantom power.
The model X48C simple removable model. XLR output, phantom power operation.
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.
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 pickup is placed near the treble stand on the table and the overhead pickup is attached to 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 brings you the instrument's proximity reverberations, playing details, tune, and treble finesse. 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.
N ° 1: The model X-Jack is the best-selling of this category, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone and the separate outputs.
- Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
- 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 Jack can be used simultaneously.
- Battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
- The installation is removable, without intervention on the instrument.
N ° 2: The model X48C is also highly regarded for its simplicity. Requires XLR input with phantom power.
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 ...
“… It's definitely the microphone AirBag-C 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
Herve 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.
The 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 work 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
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
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 !!
BernarDB wrote a review for product: J48ACB on Friday May 15th, 2015
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 made 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