The Bass Max
The Bass Max is a double bass transducer with sandwich design for “quick wedge-mount” in one bridge wing. Its sandwich design features a layered construction of two piezo crystals, one facing up and one down. This ensures an even transmission from the strings and from the body of the bridge with all its frequencies.
The Bass Max is located vertically to the vibrations and therefore transmits at a high volume. We recommend Bass Max for musicians playing both arco and pizzicato styles, as it transmits a broader mid frequency range. This enables the musician to change his playing modes without having to adjust the amplifier. The connection jack is held in place by a special attachment clamp mounted at the A and D strings between string-holder and bridge.
One Bass Max will evenly pick up the tone range of the double bass. A big plus is the Bass Max’s superb compatibility with smaller bass combo amps.
Bass Master RB
The Bass Master Rockabilly is the first double bass transducer system designed specifically for Rockabilly and Slap Bass. It combines two transducers (the Bass Max and a fingerboard pickup) to create an integrated double bass pickup system that brings out the percussive and subtle fingerboard sounds, as well as strong and warm bass tones. Each Bass Master Rockabilly can be fine-tuned via the separate bass and treble controls within the dual channel preamp, providing an infinite range of combinations for every player and any style of play.
The first component, the popular Bass Max, is positioned in the bridge wing. To make the Bass Max, we combine two transducers into a “sandwich” in order to maximize and enhance vibrations captured from the entire bridge. Only one Bass Max is necessary to provide an even signal from all four (or five) of the double bass’ strings. Its strong midrange signal is ideal for cutting through the mix in loud Rockabilly situations, or providing a warm and supportive line for country bluegrass.
The fingerboard transducer’s unique size and shape allows it to be precisely placed on your instrument. The preamp lets the player blend in just the right amount of slap, growl, and other fingerboard sounds to reach their audience. This allows the player to achieve the exact sound they desire.