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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…



Double bass system with contact microphone C1, C2 or C3

Le Jack is fixed between 2 strings, between the bridge and the tailpiece. The 9 volt battery is secured behind the tailpiece with Velcro.


  • Contact microphone C1, C2 or C3 Microphone characteristics
  • Runs on 9 volt battery. Autonomy about 500 hours
  • Attachment of the 9v battery by Velcro behind the tailpiece
  • unbalanced Jack out
  • Trip Jack balanced and operation on 9 to 48v phantom power possible (advanced users). Requires a cable Jack stereo / XLR available here
  • Internal low cut jack 3 positions: Flat / 180Hz / 360H
  • Cable and audio clips adhesive putty Ischell provided
  • Storage bag
  • Online user manual

7 reviews for J48CCB

  1. 5 on 5

    J -

    I would say, this one is totally game changer… I bought this last November but I've just tried today because of period that my bass was taken a while to be fixed. I found right spot very easily by using audio interface(in my case, I found 'position 3' fits my bass). After that, I went to jam session and boom! I was able to hear just naturally amplified sound. I turned off and on several times because I couldn't believe it. I don't know maybe I might try to find another nice spot, but for me 'flat position' with 'position 3' is worked for me. nice job Ischell!

    If you find wrong spot, you'll get kinds of electric UB sound. Not very awful, but you wanna get more 'woody' sound, I believe.

  2. 5 on 5

    Mostyn Cole -

    nzAuckland, New Zealand

    Works perfectly. Still hunting for the ultimate placement on my double bass, however have a very usable sound currently. High quality tone! Love it. Thank you ISCHELL

  3. 5 on 5

    Kristian lind -


    This J48CCB-C3 is a really great product! It took me some time/experimentation to find where to put it to get a good/balanced sound but it was totally worth it. For the last two months, I didn't have to use a piezo at all. Every bass player that have heard me have asked what pickup I'm using. The sound “cuts” through really well and it's easy to EQ. I even used it on a live recording with satisfying result.

    Kristian lind

    Image #1 from Kristian Lind
  4. 4 on 5

    Serge A. -


    A fairly sharp installation on my double bass, but a very pure sound in the end

  5. 5 on 5

    Sean -

    California, United States

    To put it simply, this contact mic has been a game changer for me. I've rarely had to use my piezo pickup because the Ischell provides me with a microphonic sound with so little coloring that is usable in high volume settings. I've played alongside some loud drummers just using this mic and have had no problems keeping up volume and dynamic wise with them. It projects your standard pizz and arco sound beautifully. I also use a lot of extended techniques in my playing as I often perform in free improv and new music settings, and it is able to amplify those sounds like they should be. It's a revelation to hear the higher overtones, scrapes, rattles, subtones, etc coming out of my amp when using this mic. And it's just a true dream to finally hear what my bass sounds like coming out of an amp for once. This is now my main pickup and one I highly recommend to my friends and any other bassist looking for an accurate reproduction of your sound that will hang in higher volumes.

  6. 4 on 5

    Nineteen Tony -

    I am now very satisfied with this microphone, the bow timbre is excellent and the piz attack respects the initial sound. I had to cut at 360 Hertz because the subs were running at high volume and I therefore compensated with magnetic Reflex microphones at the end of the button that I mix with theischell via a preamp, now, I have the attack, the tone (finished the sound corner corner with the bow) the sub in piz (thanks to the magnets, not restored to the bow) and the big volume (TC electronic BH 500 + 2 Técamp 12 inches of 300 Watt) I however have a question: do you recommend a type of preamp behind theischell ? with two entrances?

    Response, Ischell : No particular recommendation, however, two high-quality models have often been named, the Vintage Revolution Acoustic Box Live (for the quality and grain it gives to the sound) http://www.vintage-revolution.com and also the Felix by Grace Design (high quality Swiss Army knife) http://www.gracedesign.com

  7. 5 on 5

    VString -

    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.

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