Search for:

 

 

 

 

Home

shanlogo.tif (355984 bytes)[Home]   Back ] Next ]

 

B-BAND PICKUPS & SYSTEMS:

PRICES ARE LISTED IN THE TABLE BELOW, FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS

NEW: B-BAND UKULELE PICKUPS  (See below)

(visit the B-Band site at:    http://www.b-band.com/new/products for more product information - those not listed here can be obtained by special order)

The B-Band AG pickup for acoustic guitar is totally different from the other state-of-the-art under saddle pickups on the market. Based on EMF Acoustics exclusive EMFi electret film, it is a condenser under saddle pickup.

  Forget all your past experiences with under saddle pickups. The B-Band features absolute acoustic sound, ample gain before feedback, great dynamics and high definition. This is the first under saddle pickup that alone competes in the class of mic / pickup systems.

B-BAND ACOUSTIC ELECTRET PICKUPS

Pickup Systems for Acoustic Guitars

PRICES ARE LISTED IN THE TABLE BELOW, FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS

These Pickups and Systems are made in Finland and use various combinations of the following elements:

AST Acoustic Soundboard Transducer         

Sold in combination with the B-Band A1 endpin preamp for acoustic guitars Advanced redevelopment at B-Band brings a totally new AST (Acoustic Soundboard Transducer). A vast improvement in controlling the AST transducers own resonance frequency makes for a unprecedented natural acoustic sound, even at high volume levels. Also, this AST is compatible with all B-Band onboard preamps (except 2150 preamp)! The newly designed B-Band AST acts to capture all the detailed acoustics of the instrument without sounding boxy. It has all the advantages of a microphone, without the negatives of feedback and positioning. Positioning of the AST is not critical making installation fast. The AST attaches to the guitar's bridge plate with a special two sided tape. String balance is always even.

The AST is an ultra-thin flexible and rugged constant structure all the way to the preamp. Connection to the preamp is an easy "plug in" without soldering.

UST Acoustic Under Saddle Transducer            

The B-Band UST (Undersaddle Transducer) pickup for steel or nylon string acoustic guitars is made of a exclusive non-piezo material that provides a wide frequency response, dynamic range and fast response time so the reproduced sound is natural, open and free of compression. The UST comes in two saddle width sizes and is ultra thin for easy installation. The B-Band UST (Under-Saddle Transducer)* still stands as the first transducer that alone, sounds better than many pickup / microphone combinations. An instrument equipped with a B-Band UST has enhanced countless productions, in the studio and in live performance, by being able to produce a great acoustic tone quickly.

 

A1.2 Preamp for Acoustic Guitar                        

The A1.2 is the little brother of the classic B-Band A2 preamp and is big on classic B-Band sound. The single input A1.2 has a direct frequency response with 24 dB of gain making a perfect fit with the B-Band UST (not included). The 1470 AST can alternatively be fitted with the A1.2 if the user is looking for a more flat response than that if the A1.2N. Either way, the sound reproduction is amazingly pure and clear.

The B-Band A1.2N-1470 bundle includes a special version of the A1.2 that has a slight frequency notch of 6 decibels in the low-mids giving the system a smooth acoustic sound at louder volume levels and is packaged along with, and for use only, with the 1470 AST. This gives the user great tone at a great value. The A1.2N-1470 can be used in any acoustic guitar, or similar instrument, that has good access to its interior.

Both the A1.2 and A1.2N come with a volume control that simply mounts at the inside edge of the sound hole with adhesive. The 9-volt battery powered electronics are mounted in a small tube that is directly coupled with a high quality endpin jack making an all-in-one structure. As an option, the A1.2 or A1.2N can be phantom powered with the B-Band external battery box.

       

A1N-1470 Acoustic Guitar Bundle                       

The B-Band A1.2N-1470 bundle includes a special version of the A1.2 that has a slight frequency notch of 6 decibels in the low-mids giving the system a smooth acoustic sound at louder volume levels and is packaged along with, and for use only, with the 1470 AST. This gives the user great tone at a great value. The A1.2N-1470 can be used in any acoustic guitar, or similar instrument, that has good access to its interior.

A2 Preamp for Acoustic Guitar      

       The B-Band A2 endpin preamp has two inputs and a special stereo dual (two output) jack. The two input channels can accommodate the UST and AST pickups or UST pickup and a condenser microphone (microphone no longer sold by B-Band- must be obtained seperately). The stereo output provides a separate output for each channel. The preamp features class A 9-volt powered active electronics and a high quality stereo output jack. Use with steel or nylon string guitars.

The two input A2 preamp allows for an UST / AST combination: a new way for all of instrument's nuances to be reproduced, making the sound more alive. This system gives the player more freedom at high sound levels while retaining all the qualities of the former UST / sound-hole condenser mic system.

The A2's UST channel has a unique contour filter for upper register tone enhancement. Inside there is a DIP switch for switching a high frequency (HF) enhancer on or off. When the switch is in the off position, frequency response is flat. When on, the HF enhancer gives a mild boost to the highs.

The A2's preamp second channel will, if preferred, accept a sound-hole condenser microphone or magnetic pickup as an alternative to the AST. There is DIP switches to turn on bias voltage for the mic, to turn on a highpass filter for microphone feedback reduction, and to lower the gain from 24 dB down to 0 dB.

The A2 kit provides a high quality endpin jack, all mounting hardware, 9-volt hold-tight battery clip and wire harness.

A2.2 XOM Preamp for Acoustic Guitar              

The B-Band A2.2 XOM onboard preamp has two inputs for UST and AST pickups and a mono mixed XOM output. The preamp features two adjustable input gain controls and a remote master volume and XOM mix control that mount at the inside edge of the soundhole without any modification. A 9-volt battery powers the A2.2 class A electronics. Use with steel or nylon string guitars, or biscuit bridge resonator guitars.

A3T Preamp for Acoustic Guitar                       

      The B-Band A3T sidemount preamp has a single input for use with UST or AST pickups and a 4-band EQ with Onboard Tuner. The volume and EQ control are the rotary type and there is a battery low warning LED light at the faceplate. The preamp has 9-volt powered class A electronics. Use with steel or nylon string guitars. Replaces A3.2 Preamp.

The A3T offers a new 4-band "graphic" EQ design using rotary linear potentiometers for greater range. The EQ controls are cut / boost bass, middle, treble and presence controls.   The A3.2 is a single input sidemount preamp and works with a choice of either UST or AST.

The A3T kit comes complete with all hardware for installing and includes a high quality endpin jack with battery power switch. The new hold-tight 9-volt battery clip holds the battery securely so that it will not come out accidentally while handling and is adhesive-backed for easy installation. For quicker battery changes, an optional side mount battery box can be ordered. There is also an optional wood faceplate available.

A5T Preamp for Acoustic Guitar                  

      The single input A5 takes its basic design from the A6 and can be used with either a UST or AST transducer. Easy to view and use slider controls are used for the volume and the 4-band EQ with Notch Filter and Onboard Tuner. The volume slider is at a right angle from the EQ sliders controls providing a "smart" read and use for quick changes.

 

A6T  Preamp for Acoustic Guitar              

The B-Band A6T XOM sidemount preamp has dual inputs, for use with UST and AST pickups, and a XOM mono mixed output. The slider type controls include volume and a 3-band EQ with onboard tuner. The preamp also features a rotary notch and frequency, phase switch, battery low LED light and 9-volt powered class A electronics. Use with steel or nylon string guitars. Replaces the A6.2 XOM.

A11 Preamp for Acoustic Guitar

B-Band_A11_pots_small.jpg

The A11 is a single input, for UST or AST pickup, 9-volt powered preamp and features active remote controls for volume, treble and bass on standard rotary pots. The preamp can be easily mounted anywhere inside the guitar. The system comes complete with the three pots on a long ribbon wire, so the pots can be installed at the soundboard, side, or shoulder of the guitar. The system is useful for example for upgrading from other manufacturers three pot configurations. The A11 also works well on solid body guitars that have an acoustic bridge. The A11 package includes all mounting hardware, output jack and cable, battery holder and wire harness.

UKULELE PICKUPS:

U 1.0 Ukulele Pickup System

           

B-Band 24UST Pickup (Dimension width 2,4mm, Overall Length 230mm, Active Area 56mm); UST undersadlle pickup, U1.0 Preamp Drop in Format, easy Installation, One Piece Preamp- Battery holder and Output Jack, HZZLess Low Noise/High Output Circuit, all included.

U 1.3T Ukulele Pickup System

u13t-small.jpg

Includes B-Band 24UST Pickup (Dimension width 2,4mm, Overall Lenght 230mm, Active Area 56mm); U1.3T Preamp with Volume and Bass Control, built in Chromatic Tuner (works even when Ukulele is not plugged in), Drop in Format, easy Installation, coin-style Battery Holder and Output Jack assembly included, HZZLess Low Noise/High Output Circuit,...Full details

U 1.5T Ukulele Pickup System

u15t-small.jpg

U1.5T Ukulele Pickup Set , incl. B-Band 24UST Pickup (Dimension width 2,4mm, Overall Length 230mm, Active Area 56mm); U1.5T Preamp with Volume and Bass Control, built in Chromatic Tuner (works even when Ukulele is not plugged in) Tuner On button mutes output Signal, Drop in Format, easy Installation, Battery holder and Output Jack assembly included, HZZLess Low Noise/High Output Circuit...Full details

ORDER CODE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION PRICE

A1.2 Combo

Active Endpin A1N preamp with UST          (Under Saddle Pickup)

 $109.99

ORDER

A1.2N Combo

Combines A1N preamp with 1470 AST $119.99

ORDER

A2 Combo
 

Combines A2 preamp with UST , 2nd channel can be combined with AST,  mic, or magnetic  (2nd pickup not included- order below separately) B-Band pickups $153.99

ORDER

A2.2 Combo Combines A2.2 preamp with  both   1470 AST and UST and  mini soundhole XOM mix & vol. control   $189

ORDER

A3T Combo
(UST)
Combines A3T preamp & Tuner with UST
B-Band pickups $135.98

ORDER

A5T Combo Combines A5 preamp, XOM mix/vol control & Tuner with UST 22R or 29R $159.98

ORDER

A6T Combo Combines A6 preamp & Tuner with AST and UST
$199.99

ORDER

A11 Preamp

Single input preamp only with controls for use with AST or UST pickups (see detailed descriptions above)

B-Band_A11_pots_small.jpg $249.99

ORDER

 

UST:   22R

UST  (Undersaddle Pickup Only):  22R (3/32")

$43.00

ORDER

 

UST:   29R

UST  (Undersaddle Pickup Only):   29R (1/8") width

$43.00

ORDER

 

AST-1470

AST  (Soundboard Pickup Only)

$75.00

ORDER

 

Condenser Microphone for A2 PreAmp

works in combination with  UST pickup

$75.00

ORDER

 

Ukulele:

        U 1.0

The U1.0 ukulele sidemount  preamp,  UST pickup & output jack is an all-in-one matchbox size assembly which installs easily as a side- or end-mount.

$89.99

ORDER

 

 Uke U 1.3 t

U1.3T sidemount single input preamp & UST pickup with fully chromatic tuner has smallish dimensions to fit at the side of most any ukulele

$99.99

ORDER

 

Uke U 1.5 t

U1.5T sidemount single input preamp & UST pickup with fully chromatic tuner is the tiny guy with huge user rewards! This preamp is the smallest of B-Band sidemount preamps and also includes volume and tone on rotary pots, and a disc battery holder and low battery LED at the faceplate. DELUXE MODEL!

$109.99

ORDER

 

Accessories:

B-Band BHS-101: Digital Hygrometer & Humidifier System. Also includes a Feedback suppressor and a Storage Bag.

$37.99

ORDER