User Reviews

  1. 5 on 5

    Xavier Margogne -

    I pair this cell with a DPA 4099, and the duo works really well. After several positioning and tests done with its designer (a chance!), I found the sound (finally!) Of my Gaffiero gypsy guitar. A real happiness after the many tests on piezo and other cells not tip top.

    Thank you!

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  2. 5 on 5

    Olivier -

    The best I have ever tried .. and really I have had a lot in thirty years of practice ...
    A very faithful reproduction with good dynamics. Thank you for the quality work.

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  3. 5 on 5

    Mathilde Granjon -

    Great equipment for my classical harp, allowing to explore a whole new range of sounds and universes.
    Excellent after sales service, very responsive and available.
    I recommend

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CJMISCHELL inside BOX + CJM

  4. 5 on 5

    Philippe Bouyou -

    frFrance

    A fabulous sensor, with exceptional fidelity. Mounted on a Martin HD28 cs, it really conveys the acoustic response of this instrument.
    Well done Ischell, I finally found the product to offer to workshop customers looking for the high end.

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  5. 5 on 5

    Bertrand H. -

    frFrance

    I installed this mic myself, but I have the right tools because I am fond of carpentry. No particular problem, I followed the instructions to the letter. Sound level, for me it's really good, nothing to do with the usual piezo, the tone of the guitar is much more natural, with a good level. He has to pass the group / concert play test, but I'm confident he's going to live up to it!

    inside J48Cinside J48C

  6. 5 on 5

    Augustin M. -

    frIle-de-France, France

    Very satisfied with the product received, an impeccable sound on my classical harp

    2X48 + ACPJ2X48 + ACPJ

  7. 5 on 5

    Emmanuel N. -

    frFrance

    Very good product which really improves the sounds.

    XLR-XLR cableXLR-XLR cable

  8. 5 on 5

    Emmanuel N. -

    frFrance

    Amplifier very well equipped and a very good sound reproduction for the instruments, a little less for the voice.

    ACUS One 6T WoodACUS One 6T Wood

  9. 5 on 5

    Emmanuel N. -

    frFrance

    Excellent microphone for instrument. Its natural and very pleasant, not at all “electric” on a bouzouki.

    X48CX48C

  10. 5 on 5

    Thomas L. -

    frFrance

    Great quality

    XLR-XLR cableXLR-XLR cable

  11. 5 on 5

    Thomas L. -

    frFrance

    Easy to order, fast shipping, easy to install, may fit any mandolin (perfect for mine), sounds really great!

    X48CX48C

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  12. 5 on 5

    Neven Sebille Kernaudour -

    frBrittany from France

    Very good sound on my folk guitar!

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  13. 4 on 5

    Henri TORRES -

    frTarn-Et-Garonne, France

    I ordered this turntable jack for my new guitar, because I install the microphone outdoors, when I play in public. I am still very satisfied.

    Jack PlateJack Plate

  14. 5 on 5

    Bruno SBORDONE -

    Used to stick a floating microphone on a pickguard of an archtop. Impeccable!

    Double-Sided AdhesiveDouble-Sided Adhesive

  15. 5 on 5

    Anonymous -

    I am extremely satisfied with the sound of the contact microphone with an oud! The sound volume that can be achieved without feedback near an amplifier is incomparable to what one could obtain with an aerial microphone, and so much more faithful to the acoustic sound than a piezo pickup or other microphones. contact I tried.

    On my floating bridge oud, the contact microphone is installed with the gray paste at position number 2 suggested by the manual Ischell with the low cut deactivated (“flat” position). At a very high volume, I have nevertheless found that the low cut is necessary.

    Unlike many oudists who use systems (Ischell or others) with a connector Jack, I opted for the Mini-XLR version as the connectors are smaller and lighter, and therefore less bulky on the ribs of my oud.

    X48+CVXX48+CVX

  16. 5 on 5

    Anonymous -

    Ordered in addition to the microphone X48+CVX, I didn't actually need it since the system is already delivered with it. I thought it would only ship with Velcro! The double-sided holds very well on a shellac varnish applied with a tampon. It will be necessary to be very delicate if I decide one day to detach the system from the instrument.

    Double-Sided AdhesiveDouble-Sided Adhesive

  17. 5 on 5

    thomas moreau -

    frFrance

    very well made. a little short in 3m50 can be for a big stage, to play static very well ...

    Cable JACK-XLRCable JACK-XLR

  18. 5 on 5

    thomas moreau -

    frFrance

    Installation of the sensor inside the guitar simplified by the use of a webcam connected to the computer. I could not put the sensor in the recommended place (just under the nut) because of the particular shape of the bracing (in composite, garrison guitar), I had to put it just behind the ankles, between the and re. Plugged into a sound system (bose L1 tower), the sound is of total fidelity! we can hear the qualities such as the defects of the guitar and the player, without needing to equalize… be careful, “parasitic” noises too: rubbing of the palm on the tailpiece, sliding fingers on the strings, light percussions on the body, everything related to the guitar. Apart from that, nothing… I shouted near the table, I played very hard glued to the sound system, not a shadow of feedback, and always an extremely faithful sound… I love it !!!

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  19. 5 on 5

    jean claude miroglio -

    frAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

    This is an jack……

    Cable JACK-XLRCable JACK-XLR

  20. 5 on 5

    jean claude miroglio -

    frAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

    Easy to install, good level, and above all transmits the sound of the guitar with fidelity.

    J48CJ48C

  21. 5 on 5

    Jean-Yves Sanchez -

    frFrance

    Very good quality cable.

    Cable JACK-XLRCable JACK-XLR

  22. 5 on 5

    Jean-Yves Sanchez -

    frFrance

    I use the J48A, better than a DPA 4099, more power and less aggressive on Mariano Conde flamenco guitar.

    J48AJ48A

  23. 4 on 5

    David Chevallier -

    frFrance

    Very efficient and easy to use on my banjo. However, a fairly precise equalization is necessary for the instrument to be fully expressed.

    X48CX48C

  24. 5 on 5

    Antonio Ruiz -

    frFrance

    I am fully satisfied with the system Ischell that I have been using for a little over a year for the stage. Very efficient, I recommend without hesitation! Kiko Ruiz

    1X481X48

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  25. 5 on 5

    Sophie S. -

    chSwitzerland

    An authentic restitution that looks like me. An after-sales service that meets my expectations. I use the pickups Ischell For years. First on a classical nylon string guitar, then on a folk. I love homemade instruments and products Ischell reproduce all their particularities with warmth and precision. No feedback problem. http://www.sophiesciboz.com

    J48CJ48C

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  26. 5 on 5

    Michel Devillers -

    frFrance

    A rich and balanced sound on my viola da gamba. A very “realistic” stamp. Gray paste is more suitable.
    The position I have adopted is very close to what is indicated on the instructions. I looked for other possibilities, this is the best.
    On the table (Yamaha and Yamaha amp) I attenuated the bass a little.
    In short, excellent. Thank you

    X48CX48C

  27. 5 on 5

    Jonathan Inizan -

    frIle-de-France, France

    Very simple installation, you quickly realize the possibilities of the microphone. Effectively little feedback, a little repisse in noisy environments, but it's very light. The low-mid spectrum (classical guitar) is not as detailed as I imagined, you can tweak the equalization and you get a very correct result, you almost completely lose the feeling of "tunnel". I haven't tried removing the low cut yet. it may not be worth DPA but for the price the quality is there, the hardware feels sturdy. In short, great!

    J48AJ48A

  28. 5 on 5

    Geoff treseder -

    England, United Kingdom

    Easy to follow installation instructions on my double bass, I was up and running very quickly. I had been attracted to the Ischell from various youtube reviews and comparisons and I am pleased to say I am delighted with the sound straight out of the box.

    X-JackX-Jack

  29. 5 on 5

    Jean Pierre B. -

    frIle-de-France, France

    The best system to equip a guitar with minimum on-board equipment and unparalleled sound. All for a low price because I already had an external preamp Ischell 1X48 for another guitar and I play only one guitar at a time ...
    I mounted it myself, without difficulty after removing 15 to 20% of the supplied paste, like on my other guitar. The coil is therefore more 5 mm in diameter than 6 as recommended. A firm grip with your fingers on the guitar top and it's perfect on the first try. I tried other competing systems ex USA, some of which were factory fitted on prestigious guitars, there is no picture! What amazes me is the confidential distribution of this brilliant system!

    Micro CPJ KitMicro CPJ Kit

  30. 5 on 5

    Lower Tigchelaar -

    South Holland, Netherlands

    I have the microphone for a month now and I am quite pleased with it. The sound of my n'goni is very detailed and sharp. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a natural sounding representation of an acoustic instrument.

    X-JackX-Jack

  31. 5 on 5

    Jean-Francois Comba -

    frFrance

    Used in a Church in Angoulême for a semi-grand piano, in order to make a sound recording for a live broadcast on YouTube of worship gatherings. Not easy, because the assembly sings hymns in the hall, and we wanted to capture the sound of the hall and the sound of the piano separately. The contact microphone solution seemed ideal to us.

    I admit that we are quite amazed by the result, given the low cost and the very small size of the microphone. We fumbled a bit to position the microphone, but the staff at Ischell was very available by phone to guide us.
    In the end, the sound captured is impeccable, well balanced, and it keeps all its “acoustic” color.

    Thank you very much for your great material!

    X48CX48C

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  32. 5 on 5

    Lower Tigchelaar -

    South Holland, Netherlands

    Good cable good sound

    Cable JACK-JACKCable JACK-JACK

  33. 5 on 5

    Oscar Widegren -

    This is a nicely made product that gives me the clarity and sound I've always wanted, but never quite acheived with the amplified double bass before. I prefer to mix it with a piezo pickup: the pickup brings the bottom and the Ischell the sound!

    It does require some experimentation with placement, height over top and settings on the hpf to give the best results. Once installed properly it stays put and has pretty much the same feedback resistance as a piezo.

    For a double bass mic, it is also fairly cheap.

    X48CX48C

  34. 5 on 5

    Thomas ROCHARD -

    frFrance

    Very satisfied with this microphone used in addition to the contact microphone Ischell ! The two microphones are very complementary and give a very faithful rendering of the acoustics of my double bass.

    J48ACBJ48ACB

  35. 5 on 5

    Christophe LE PELTIER -

    frHauts-de-France, France

    Very satisfied ! of the “operation” performed on my Alhambra guitar. The instrument did not move after placing the microphone inside J48C 9v battery option (the sound remains the same except amplification) and the rendering with the amplification is very natural, authentic!
    Excellent result! I can only recommend.
    Thanks again.

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  36. 5 on 5

    Jakez FRANCOIS -

    frFrance

    Ideal accessory for on-board installation in a harp.

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  37. 5 on 5

    Mark F. -

    Massachusetts, United States

    Great service, turn around time was unbelievable.

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  38. 5 on 5

    Mark -

    I'm really pleased with the Ischell, I've been using it on several gigs with a quintet that includes two horns and a drummer. On the Dupont MDC-50e, the ischell has delivered a very good acoustic sound without feedback issues.

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  39. 5 on 5

    Thomas ROCHARD -

    frFrance

    Very good cable! I still use this cable bought at the same time as the micro contact Ischell 5 years ago !

    Cable JACK-JACKCable JACK-JACK

  40. 4 on 5

    Serge A. -

    frFrance

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

    J48CCBJ48CCB

  41. 5 on 5

    Pascal Marzan -

    gbEngland, United Kingdom

    Very satisfied with the quality of this microphone placed directly under the bridge. Works great on my 10 string guitar.
    Remarkable sound very close to the natural acoustic of the guitar appreciated by other musicians whether in an orchestra with the London Improvisers orchestra, in small ensembles and duets with saxophonists, clarinettists, pianists ... Very pleasant to turn up the power without fear of feedback . I recommend.

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  42. 5 on 5

    Bertrand GARCIN -

    frFrance

    I only use him!

    X48CX48C

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  43. 5 on 5

    Gerard GORY -

    frFrance

    Customer from the start, I use exclusively theinside J48C which gives me complete satisfaction in the fidelity of the sound, no customer has come back to complain about the product on the contrary.

    Good continuation !

    Gerard GORY

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  44. 5 on 5

    Maarika -

    Only good things to say! Super quality product, super helpful service. So I'm a super happy customer, recommending this place to anyone searching for excellent mics for an acoustic instrument. Thanks!

    BAR X 8/40BAR X 8/40

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  45. 5 on 5

    Colyn W. -

    California, United States

    Such a true sound. It's 'my bass, but louder'. Couldn't be more pleased.

    2X48AC2X48AC

  46. 5 on 5

    Bryan copeland -

    New York, United States

    The Ischell is the best pickup I have ever had on my bass, by a long shot, and I've tried almost all of them! No more of that weird tinney piezo sound. It's the perfect compromise between a natural microphone sound, with pickup volume and presence. Fischer was a huge help too. My package was held up in US customs, and I sent him one email, and he somehow got them to magically release it a day or two later.

    X-JackX-Jack

  47. 5 on 5

    felix Dedet -

    frFrance

    The microphone is easy to install, especially with your advice. The musician is extremely satisfied with the sound. The only problem is with the adhesive that holds the battery (not the scratch). He is not of great power. The battery fell, I replaced it with a double sided one and since then everything is fine.

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  48. 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.

    J48CCBJ48CCB

  49. 5 on 5

    Francois-Xavier Luchart -

    frHauts-de-France, France

    Excellent product. I finally found a qualitative solution to sound my hammered dulcimer.

    X48+CJX48+CJ

  50. 5 on 5

    Florent Gauvrit -

    frFrance

    I play cello and electronic music. I need a part of the timbre of the cello and that we find the acoustics of the instrument, but also an amplified sound that I can process with my software. I then have to broadcast this in an installation where the speakers are all around me, so feedback resistance. Well I'm happy, the sound is really good, no feedback problems and the microphone manufacturer is available for any questions and will help you as best he can! I really recommend trying these cells!

    2X48 + ACVX2X48 + ACVX

  51. 5 on 5

    Anonymous -

    chSwitzerland

    Very good result in a circus

    2X48 + CCPJ2X48 + CCPJ

  52. 4 on 5

    Hervé Lapalud -

    frAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

    correct sound quality (microphone placed outside the kora, near the easel) in combination with an aerial audio technique. Experiments still in progress

    X-JackX-Jack

  53. 5 on 5

    Jean Pierre Basbayon -

    frHauts-de-France, France

    Excellent reproduction of my Ramirez Estudio 3 classical guitar - cedar. Clarity, power, nuances, without coloring or distortion. A perfect system for me, after having finalized the installation of the micro contact by gently pressing on it with a finger.
    Before that, the sensitivity was too high and the feedback almost permanent. Afterwards, the robustness is amazing. Even at 1 m from my Yamaha DXS 12 speaker, I can cover the other instruments without any return problem, the cut low in the flat position!
    In short, an exceptional system with a little rigor during installation.

    1X48 + CJ1X48 + CJ

  54. 5 on 5

    Gladys -

    Malaysian

    I've been searching for a suitable harp mic for a few years now, but was never satisfied. Most mics either had difficulty picking up sufficient volume or the acoustic sound of the harp. I'm glad to say the 2X48AC hasn't disappointed! Played once for an event and got good feedback. Installation was also quite smooth with the help of the manual. Thank you!

    2X48AC2X48AC

  55. 5 on 5

    Pascal ROUY -

    nlNorth Holland, Netherlands

    A moment of trial and error is necessary to find the right location for the sensor:
    for my YAMAHA Grand Concert GCX-31C guitar, on the table in front of the bridge on the treble side.
    We feel a very good dynamic, a great respect for timbre and a woody and deep sound.
    This sensor can advantageously replace
    the initial system namely B-BAND and micro gooseneck and allows the use of a LOOP without risk.

    J48CJ48C

  56. 5 on 5

    Pascal ROUY -

    nlNorth Holland, Netherlands

    It's solid!

    Cable JACK-XLRCable JACK-XLR

  57. 5 on 5

    Jessye S. -

    frFrance

    Easy installation in my harp thanks to a precise description. The sound is impeccable.

    X48CX48C

  58. 5 on 5

    Pascal Thevenet -

    Superb association with 2 × 48 + CCJ microphones a quality reverb, a quality sound for the acoustics

    ACUS One 8 WoodACUS One 8 Wood

  59. 5 on 5

    Pascal Thevenet -

    An excellent microphone I have an Indian guitar and it was a headache for the amplification, I needed two microphones, with independent settings it's done, it's really good.

    2X48 + CCPJ2X48 + CCPJ

  60. 5 on 5

    Alan richard -

    I have this system fitted to a KOPO Sassandra nylon string guitar (www.kopo.fr) and it produces wonderful tones, capturing the high and low frequencies beautifully. The volume wheel works well and is very useful for solo work - that extra boost when needed - and perfectly hidden inside the guitar's sound hole.

    I did have a problem at first: the pre-amp socket developed a fault on the 48v power supply. Goal Fischer at Ischell very quickly supplied a complete new system and I am very pleased with the result. In fact I think the sound is better than before because I used a very skilled luthier to fit it this time; the position of the microphone is very important. Great service Ischell - thank you !!

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  61. 5 on 5

    Fréderic -

    Great guy great advice great stuff

    2X48 + ACPJ2X48 + ACPJ

  62. 5 on 5

    pierrequere -

    Editing made by Fischer himself on my Lowden guitar which I didn't want to touch on the violin…
    Result: today I am asked where my microphone comes from because the sound is indeed very natural (can sometimes lack a little treble, but it probably comes from the guitar) and so much warmer than a piezo 🙂 Thank you !

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  63. 5 on 5

    Christophe.david4 -

    Thank you for the super efficient service. Very high quality product, the rendering is really exceptional on my gypsy guitar

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  64. 5 on 5

    bouquet -

    Great microphone for gypsy guitar. Easy to install for me. I took the 9 Volt battery option and I must say that the sound is very good. It is a real pleasure to listen to your instrument without it being distorted. In addition, depending on whether your guitar lacks bass or not you have a 3-position selector in the plug jack which allows you to add more if necessary. I will buy another one without hesitation. Very good value for money .

    J48CJ48C

  65. 5 on 5

    contact1 -

    Very good microphone. Nice sound, powerful and faithful. Very good advice for the installation. Impeccable delivery.
    Microphone installed on a kora, in the calabash, under the easel, as recommended. Bass, midrange and treble are present and very pretty.
    I hesitated for a long time, I admit it… I think I will take advantage of it for a long time.

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  66. 5 on 5

    Varenfel -

    First concert 1 week after purchase, excellent! Installed on a cello to play metal among other things, no feedback problem and I really like the rendering.
    Merci ^^

    X-JackX-Jack

  67. 5 on 5

    Lacourt -

    I play the mandola in a traditional Breton group, next to an accordionist and a talabardeur (bombarde player), as much to say that there is volume. I therefore needed an amplification system which reproduces the acoustic sound of my instrument as faithfully as possible, without transplanting the surrounding sound. The J48C is perfect for this. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sound reproduced, the brilliance and depth of the natural sound of the mandola. A big thank you to the head of the company Ischell for the time spent finding the best place to place the microphone, discreetly under the soundboard.

    J48CJ48C

  68. 5 on 5

    Laurent -

    I had tried to add sound to my Dobro (or resonator guitar) by fixing a small microphone (of the brand xxx) at the level of the vents. The sound was correct but impossible to increase the sound volume: wherever I stand, it was feedback and company. Meet at Ischell's, we left to install the J48C externally under the strings on the biscuit next to the bridge, but my strings are too close to the body, so no room to place the microphone. So we dismantled the resonator and placed the microphone of a inside J48C under the cookie, then pop out the jack by drilling a hole on the edge. First rehearsal, it sounds hellish: the sound is faithful to the resonator, not the slightest feedback or parasitic resonance! The icing on the cake: the microphone respects the dynamics of the game. Indeed, I do not need to increase the volume on the amp or the sound system when I switch to chorus: I just have to attack the strings harder, then to play more slowly in rhythm and that does it.
    It rolls, therefore. I could possibly try to use my dobro to make metal ?!
    Thanks, Ischell.
    Laurent de Saint Nazaire (Okie, Doctor Robert)

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  69. 5 on 5

    Serg -

    I bought an X-Jack system for my double bass about 6 months ago. It's a very organic sounding mic! For loud situations I have to rely on my piezo pickup mostly (but I often send both signals to sound engineer, 'cause the mic gives' air' to the sound, and he blends them) but for medium volume gigs I love to use the Ischell. I even compared it to one famous branded hi-end mic in a studio. We vere all surprised: they sounded pretty much identical, the difference in sound was really slight! So I highly recommend the Ischell mic!
    Ps The instructions provided helped a lot! Sometimes, with different basses it might take 30-40 minutes to find the best place for intallation. Moving the mic slightly (3-5 mm) to one or the other side may produce great effect on the sound! It's like an equalizer.

    X-JackX-Jack

  70. 5 on 5

    Giovanni Weiss -

    My name is Giovanni Weiss. I would like to briefly tell you my meeting with Ischell.
    I'm playing 32 years of Django Reinhardt guitars / selmer guitars and have always the same problem, the acoustic decrease of the guitar. I tried various microphones and pickup systems, and they all failed after the first concert. I have a project with the NDR Bigband and unfortunately I have mostly because I do not use my Django guitar because I simply can not get through as soon as the sound is about right, humming and whistling everything so loud that you have to make it quieter again. A few days ago I got the Ischell system. When I unpacked, I thought of myself a new one I made it and first the acoustic of the guitar checked, if something changes, but everything well. Then I connected it to my amp, made a few settings and see there finally there was pressure and still an acoustic sound. After a few more settings and recordings, I was thrilled and noticed that now the problems of picking up these guitars are finally solved, and in a perfect way without damaging the guitar or changing anything. I'm really looking forward to playing my Django guitar on every concert !! THANK YOU ISCHELL !!! I will also try the system with the Air Mic and the Contact Mic and tell you. Giovanni Weiss

    X48+CPJX48+CPJ

  71. 5 on 5

    MAZEL Alain -

    I sounded an ArchTop nylon jazz guitar with a inside J48C.
    High quality results, quite comparable to the sound systems very popular today in classical guitar ...
    Great respect for sound.
    Quality, service and advice: thank you ISCHELL

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  72. 5 on 5

    Josselin Q. -

    frPays de la Loire, France

    Without doubt the best sound system for a precise and warm blade sound lame It works very well on balafons, marimbas, and exceptional on vibraphones because it manages to capture the effect of natural vibrato !!

    BAR X 8/40BAR X 8/40

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  73. 5 on 5

    Susanne Globisch -

    I just got the X-Jack and installed it in my Celtic Harp. Installation was easy, I found the right spot in the harp rightaway (in the middle between the strings and the side of the harp works best with my gut strung Salvi Egan). Plugged it in my amp (Acus Cremona) - and WOW, what a sound !!! Warm, strong, and precisely defined. Ideal to playing harp via a Looper!
    Thanks for this great product and your excellent customer service !!!
    Yours,
    Susanne

    X-JackX-Jack

  74. 5 on 5

    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, 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.

    X-JackX-Jack

  75. 5 on 5

    Herve Porta Delsol -

    On my ACUS one Fourstring 5 amp, the original sound of my vintage Martin OM 28 guitar is fully restored thanks to the system Ischell Inside J48C9. I highly recommend this product, the price-quality ratio of which seems amply justified to me.
    In addition, the reception and advice help to make a good choice.

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  76. 5 on 5

    Marianne B -

    I just wanted to tell you that I had the opportunity to train my Acus One 8 with my Celtic harp at an event this weekend, and I am really delighted! The device is easy to use, the sound quality is excellent and the amplification level was perfect for the circumstances (very noisy environment outside). Many thanks for advising me so well.

    ACUS One 8 WoodACUS One 8 Wood

  77. 5 on 5

    Marianne B -

    I can confirm that I am absolutely delighted with my ACUS One 8 amp and my microphones on my classical harp, offering a richness of sound and a real playing pleasure that I was not expecting! I also appreciated the great clarity of the instructions supplied with the microphones, which allowed me to perform all the positioning without any difficulty. Once again, I thank you for having advised me so well, and in particular for having directed me to a higher level of amplification than the model I had initially spotted (and which would clearly not have been sufficient in the conditions in which I played).
    Thank you again for your professionalism and your kindness!

    2X48AC2X48AC

  78. 5 on 5

    Thomas Mauerhofer -

    Great microphone for my gypsy guitar, very resistant against feedback even at high stage volume levels!

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  79. 5 on 5

    JP-Leroy -

    cells ischell received, installed on my gypsy guitar. Already done 3 concerts with and frankly c great !!!! Your cell is doing its job super well. This is without a doubt the best I got in the cell in terms of rendering… I'm really very happy !!!

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  80. 5 on 5

    Ian woodward -

    I was told to buy this system or get stuck in front of a microphone stand. There isn't much to say, it's too perfect. With the equalizer flat, my Spanish guitar sounds exactly the same but louder. The wiring in the guitar is well hidden. There is no tweaking anything, everything has been done at the installation. I haven't used it live yet, but in my home studio or in rehearsal, there are no feedback problems. I can get close enough to the speakers at a decent volume without hanging up. Now I have to correct my technique, because we can hear all the details. It's a big step forward in my life as a live musician. I recommend the systems Ischell without hesitation. Before the end of 2017 I will have a video that will allow you to hear for yourself. - Ian Woodward, La Barque Rouge (songs from the five oceans)

    2X48 + ACJ2X48 + ACJ

  81. 5 on 5

    AUGER -

    Excellent product… Used alternately on a Celtic Camac harp and a classic Salvi…

    X-JackX-Jack

  82. 4 on 5

    Maddonini -

    Very good contact microphone for a large mouth gypsy guitar, avoids a maximum of feedback, faithfully reproduces the acoustic sound of my guitar, low and high, very satisfied with the sound and the versatility.
    Fixed dough hanging system a little tricky to manage, it sticks and we are afraid of damaging the capsule and the seal is hard to find, it's a bit sporty to find the right position but once found, beautiful sound quality.
    Reliable sticky pads, I left them stuck on the table for a long time and still managed to remove them without damaging my guitar.
    I use a Roland box amp and I have a great acoustic sound
    thank you for the quality of your material
    To improve: the fixed paste system and the fastening scratch for the jack, he tends to be deskratcher !! (jack heavy)
    otherwise it's perfect.

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  83. 5 on 5

    Air.H -

    I bought this microphone for an Oud, and this is the best piezo microphone, I confirm by contribution to the comments above, we have a lot of acoustics of the instrument but there 'has piezo anyway, it does not replace an aerial microphone, but good for feedback it's over, I even tried it on a large sound system for more than 3000 people with low drums ... and there we can hear more his piezo as the acoustics but hey no Mr Larsene, more of him on stage and that feels good.

    Then lately I had a concert where I play the violin, I test it for the first time on it, and there I am amazed, really, I did not expect to have such a good sound, I recommend it to everyone violinists, who seek a purely acoustic sound with zero feedback, no hesitation, this is what is best for the microphone that sticks to the instrument (Piezo).

    Good luck to the Ischell team

    I greet on the way the gentleman that I had such and who took the time to explain everything to me in detail before the purchase.
    The microphone was recommended to me by a sound engineer who heard this on a harpist.

    Reply Ischell :
    Thank you for your comment! We wanted to clarify that this is not a piezo but a condenser contact microphone of the type Ischell AirBag-C. Also, finding the best placement and placing it on an oud is not always easy. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss it, it is possible that it will help you to improve the positioning. Best regards from the team.

    X48CX48C

  84. 5 on 5

    Guilhem Tarroux -

    Finally a system that meets all my requirements: sound quality of the aerial microphone, presence on stage thanks to the pad, simplification of the scales, no need to drill the guitar, no need for a microphone stand (very practical for small stage spaces )… What advantages!
    High quality of human and technical reception as well.
    Big thanks!

    2X48 + ACPJ2X48 + ACPJ

  85. 5 on 5

    stess -

    Hello
    I use the ACUS one 8 amplifier for 2 months and frankly with the system ischell j48c it's pure happiness !!!!
    Restitution, roundness, a real small portable sound system for the amplification of the song and of my instruments the ngoni, the guembri and now the kora , multiple entries, effects, from bass to treble you will be more than charmed!
    THANK YOU ISCHELL

    ACUS One 8 WoodACUS One 8 Wood

  86. 5 on 5

    stess -

    Hello everyone
    It is really time that I left you my thoughts on the system Ischell j48C .I have been using it for 5 years on various traditional instruments such as the n'goni, the guembri and today the KORA Frankly it's the tip top, the sound each TIME is bluffing !!
    This cell is especially not there to color but to reproduce the sound faithful to the own acoustics of the instrument, from the studio to live through any amplifiers or PA.
    Today to further optimize this system I invested in an ACUS amp, wouaw, pure happiness!
    So friends do not hesitate, these products are essential if you are in love with sound and moreover the amplification of traditional instruments, again THANKS ISCHELL ……

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  87. 5 on 5

    GRIZARD CUETO HELENE -

    Excellent value ! excellent service, installation, live testing etc. The sound is really very close to reality (installed on a 1909 cello), and the relationship with the other instruments on stage is perfect!
    Thank you ! I recommend it 100%

    X48CX48C

  88. 4 on 5

    olive tree bussard -

    A good amp, powerful, light, aesthetic but not as faithful as I expected in terms of the exact reproduction of the tone of my classical guitar. But it's good material that brings me satisfaction.

    ACUS One 8 WoodACUS One 8 Wood

  89. 5 on 5

    olive tree bussard -

    Excellent microphone, sensitive, discreet and effective on my Flamenco guitar.

    J48AJ48A

  90. 5 on 5

    Jerome De Cuyper -

    Installed under the easel of my Kora 32 strings, the sound is very clean. Used to the sound of the piezo ... that's ithange life! However a mixture of the two is also nice, it all depends on what you want to achieve. This is my first “real” mic for performing live and I recommend it if you like pure sound.
    When my means allow it, I will buy another one but I would very much like that there is a model with XLR to be recessed because I make my instruments, so advise the manufacturer 😉

    thank you for your work

    X48CX48C

  91. 4 on 5

    nick sansone -

    Great natural sound from the guitar. I like the ability to blend the two different pickups, and it does well in small venues. Like any microphone system, there is a volume limit / feedback issue that arises, and I can rarely have my volume level for soloing high enough without having to turn down manually when playing rhythm. I find this to be the best at picking up the real sound of my instrument and it's hard to find a better system out there, even with the natural drawbacks of using a mic.

    ACJ Pickups KitACJ Pickups Kit

  92. 4 on 5

    Mat Boris -

    Hello, I am very satisfied with the 2 aerial microphones 2 × 48 + AAPJ, I use them in rehearsal on a flamenco guitar connected to a Schertler Jam 100 amplifier, it sounds very good, the sound is warm and the power at the appointment, attention from do not get too close to the amp otherwise risk of feedback. Otherwise I use them for recording on an H5 zoom by putting each microphone on a track and thus have a stereo recording. The sound recording is good and suitable for a mockup or pre-production style recording. Here. Goodbye. Boris

    2X48 + AAPJ2X48 + AAPJ

  93. 5 on 5

    Vincent Zanetti -

    Tried on a rare instrument, the zena, invented by the Breton luthier Gweltas Simon: a kora pentatonic with, between the 2 rows of playing strings, 6 sympathetic bronze strings… Placed inside the body, glued directly to the skin, under the bridge, the X-Jack offers me to date the most effective alternative and closest to acoustic sound, including much of that beautiful resonance inherent in sympathetic strings.
    The advantage, on stage, is that I can both send the sound of the instrument to the control room, via XLR, and to an amp that I use as a feedback and on which I can adjust what I want, via jack. Exactly what I was looking for !
    Essential: the sausage must be well rolled and not allow air to pass at all. Otherwise, it's all the sound that change and it has nothing to do with it.
    A microphone that I recommend without hesitation to any fan of kora and kamale n'goni.

    X-JackX-Jack

  94. 5 on 5

    Trivolis -

    I received the x-jack, I just finished soundcheck at a noisy bar and it sounds great! It's a great product, definately worth the money!
    So thank you for creating this wonderful product for double bass, I've never heard my self better !!!

    X-JackX-Jack

  95. 5 on 5

    Netter Chloe -

    On a violin, the sound is very satisfactory, both for amplified music (rock) and for acoustic music. The rendering is very faithful to the instrument regardless of the output volume.
    This system is easy to use (once the time has been taken to set it up correctly) and relatively unobtrusive (maybe we should invent the black paste-to-fix?)
    Reply Ischell : Thank you for your comment, if you leave your microphone kit permanently installed on your instrument, you can color the paste with a felt pen… (Remember to protect the instrument with a small paper cover)

    2X48 + ACVX2X48 + ACVX

  96. 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?

    Reply 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

    J48CCBJ48CCB

  97. 5 on 5

    Fred kopo -

    Always so interesting, close to the acoustics of the instrument, easy to install when you are used to it.
    Well done Fisher!

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  98. 5 on 5

    Jean-Pierre -

    Good product to replace the original

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  99. 5 on 5

    Jordan wencek -

    Guitars, violins, mandolin, double bass….
    Delighted with each new assembly! The guy works well !!!

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  100. 5 on 5

    Trampoline -

    Testing on an oud gives a very good result. You have to take the time to find the best location. I tried it live with a microphone to open up the sound a little more and the result was very good.

    X-JackX-Jack

  101. 5 on 5

    vervliet -

    Perfect for the harp !!!!
    On acus8 amp, jack like in xlr, the only trick is to check that the sausage does not let air pass. If this is the case zero feedback and very good sound: beautiful treble, serious mat, defined and present.
    Nickel also on 48-track concert hall mixer in XLR… in short, the reliable and easy solution !!!
    PS: also tried on cello: very easy and very well defined !!!!
    In short: for us who are just starting to amplify, in a small combo or on a medium stage (Italian theater type 800/1000 people), well it's nickel: clean, beautiful and easy!

    X-JackX-Jack

  102. 5 on 5

    Bedouelle -

    Very good material, complete in terms of functions (multiple instrument inputs, effects…) and in terms of sound (spectrum, nuances) for a violin.
    Excellent service also at Mr Fischer, sales consultant, test, great availability and very good knowledge of equipment and sound and amplification solutions in general!

    ACUS One 8 WoodACUS One 8 Wood

  103. 5 on 5

    VULLI -

    I ordered this mic for my 12/7 zither / psaltery. It suits me perfectly - it gives a good rendering of the zither sound: a large audience can thus benefit from it.
    Thank you very much to ISCHELL for availability, responsiveness and very professional advice: when you are interested for the first time in the sound system of a musical instrument, these are particularly important points.
    Thank you!

    X48CX48C

  104. 5 on 5

    2stankig -

    I tried the microphone J48A on my flamenco guitar and I am very very happy with it: compared to the DPA 4099G, equivalent sound quality, each microphone has its qualities but big advantages: in addition to the price 2 times cheaper, we have between + 30% and 40% of more power, as well as a much greater solidity and convenience of use, no risk of damaging a very thin cable or the clamp as in the other system, nothing to install, you just have to plug in! Also, I tried the mic J48A in my Marschall AS50D amp and the sound is really great!

    J48AJ48A

  105. 5 on 5

    Piropatton -

    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. Tea X-jack on my bass is the best pickup I have used. I highly recommend it.

    X-JackX-Jack

  106. 5 on 5

    Guitatti -

    I have a 6-string banjo that I am very happy to use this contact microphone with, thank you for this miracle solution!

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  107. 5 on 5

    KoraBeat -

    Yes high Fischer, thanks for spending time on my kora, the rendering is magnificent both live and in the studio!
    Nothing to say Big up Man !!
    Good luck and thank you again for everything !!

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  108. 5 on 5

    mattdowie92 -

    The Ischell Inside Box + CPJ is a really fantastic system for gypsy jazz guitar amplification.
    I'm really blown away by the natural sound that the microphone produces through my Fishman amplifier. There is no feedback problems now that I have applied the putty correctly, I'm looking forward to playing loads of gigs with my trio!

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  109. 5 on 5

    ChristyDes -

    After having tested several recording microphones with my bass viola da gamba, it turns out that the contact microphone X48 + CVX gives excellent results!
    I specify that I am very demanding when the result that I wanted to obtain from my recordings because it is for professional use.

    Christy

    X48+CVXX48+CVX

  110. 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.

    J48CCBJ48CCB

  111. 5 on 5

    Janine and Claire -

    For our large chord zithers (12 × 8) made in Italy, with a velvety and intimate sound, we were looking for THE Solution to amplify the sound without distorting it because playing in spacious places had become a challenge, or a hassle, depending on ... an impossibility!
    Company ISCHELL had to face a “first” with this type of zither, a new instrument on his record. Curious and attentive to the smallest detail, the customer service received us by appointment, after a period of maturation and questioning by emails ...: four hours spent on site to do the tests, find the right place for the microphone, finally, to restore "the beautiful sound" ...
    A significant advantage: a "miracle paste" installation, without dirtying or damaging the spruce of the table.
    The result is faithful to the timbre of the instrument, the zither can finally be "present" to the ears of listeners while being close to the acoustic sound.
    This is the right choice for us! Thanks to the ISCHELL company. for his listening skills, his competence and for having developed this system which will meet the expectations of citharists looking for a sound system perfectly suited to this instrument.

    J48CJ48C

  112. 5 on 5

    Daniel Overli -

    I play Tres Cubano (small Cuban guitar) Paris-cuba-connection. I am very concerned about the sound reproduction of my instrument, looking for the most authentic system, I have tried several systems, but the J48C that I installed the builder in person is breathtaking: intense sound, identical reproduction, that is to say, purely acoustic feeling and sensations and above all: NO LARSENS. HAPPINESS Thank you BIG UP!

    J48CJ48C

  113. 5 on 5

    BernarDB -

    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

    J48ACBJ48ACB

  114. 5 on 5

    Michel saulnier -

    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 mutating 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 mechanical vibrations, with this real microphone, we can hear all the ancillary sounds or even parasites of the instrument: glissendi, curly, string clicks, without it getting in the way, 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

    X48CX48C

  115. 5 on 5

    Johnny-Amitafa -

    I first bought this pickup for the harp, it's just terrible really. I bought another one for the Cello, it also works great. And finally I bought another one for the violin. In all sincerity, here are finally microphones that allow you to take sound in concert with groups that play hard or very loud. No repisse, a very important level of return without feedback. And a very nice grain, it's not at all a cell sound, closed, unusable, it's aerial microphone and it sounds like such. Well done and thank you !!!
    Johnny Sound engineer.

    X48CX48C

  116. 5 on 5

    cormieroud -

    It's great, natural, hyper dynamic with a lot of sensations close to the natural. For the oud, I think it is the most faithful solution that exists!

    X48+CPJX48+CPJ

  117. 5 on 5

    wassakunba -

    To amplify my kora this is the best of the best: easy to install, no wires lying around on the kora everything is inside, a sound faithful to the acoustics of the instrument. In short, an investment that I do not regret and that I recommend to any player of kora.

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  118. 5 on 5

    Lifecanbesonice -

    First of all the telephone advice which allowed me to choose exactly the microphone according to my rather specific needs for my Deering open back banjo, I wanted to keep the open back sound as much as possible. Then delivery in a perfectly secure package. And finally the installation, which can be done alone, but I chose to leave this task to the luthier Fred KOPO with whom we wisely chose the location according to the expected sound. I must say that the result is perfect. Total absence of feedback at high volume and reproduction of the original sound very faithful. Really a great product. I am won over!

    X48+CJX48+CJ

  119. 5 on 5

    DOMABO -

    Installation today on a Weissenborn! difficult to make simple as the sound quality, the active power of the microphone, the perfect reproduction of the instrument is respected, a sound of unparalleled purity ... Right settings on a 100 W ACUS amplifier, and there! Boom the ball! advice to the undecided .. Going for it is a bomb.

    X48+CPJX48+CPJ

  120. 5 on 5

    cursed -

    Excellent product and very good responsiveness of the team after a small technical problem. Lots of seriousness !!

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  121. 5 on 5

    ElisaB -

    I've had this mic in my harp for a while now. I can say that the sound is really nice, very acoustic from bass to treble and with few settings, it's a pleasure to hear on stage without risking feedback at any time. the sound engineer of the group is delighted and so am I. Thank you !

    X48CX48C

  122. 5 on 5

    Doug Martin -

    I have used this mic on several gigs now and it is a truly fantastic unit! The sound is excellent and no feedback! I'm using a Zoom A3 box in between the mic and the PA so I can use the EQ and boost function. Actually I just roll off some treble and that's about it. It doesn't need much at all. Excellent product !!
    ISCHELL note: Doug Martin was a member of Lulo Reinhardt's Latin Swing Quartet and John Jorgenson Quintet

    X48+CPJX48+CPJ

  123. 5 on 5

    Gustav V -

    Hallo! I recently bought an ischell inside box mic pickup for my gypsy guitar. I love it! Thank you so much. You did a great job
    We played a huge show last night and the sound was amazing. Just plugs right into a fishman amp with no effects. Couldnt ask for anything better!

    ISCHELL inside BOX + CPJISCHELL inside BOX + CPJ

  124. 5 on 5

    FlavioN -

    I am Brazilian and I have two of their products and I am very happy with these products.
    I have tested all kinds of mics that exist on the market, and I think the X48 + CPJ is the best option for a viola.

    X48+CPJX48+CPJ