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Acoustic Pickup (EAP) Linear Microphone (for Upright Bass)
DescriptionThe Ehrlund Acoustic Pickup (EAP) is a linear microphone for acoustic instruments. We emphasize the term "linear microphone" because this is what Göran Ehrlund (inventor and manufacturer of the pickup) calls it. He made it a point to tell us that it is not just a simple piezo element -- which is the technology used by most other commonly available bass pickups. It uses a special hybrid "contact mic" sort of design in conjunction with piezo technology to sense both vibration and sound, thereby ge
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Discussed in Ehrlund "Sweet Spot", anyone? in the TalkBass community
The comments are useful and interesting. But I was wondering about a different aspect to Ehrlund's "sweet spot": the preamp. I understand you can use any preamp with the EAP, but ... ... more
The pickup works really well with any preamp that has a suitable input impedance. However, the Ehrlund pickup and buffer preamp were designed specifically to work together as a ... ... more