The Fishman Full Circle Double Bass Pickup was developed by Larry Fishman and was based on the invention of Kiyohiko Yamaya of Japan. It is a piezo pickup embedded into an aluminum bass bridge adjuster. This Full Circle double bass pickup is a huge improvement from the “original” Fishman BP-100 Double Bass Pickup, which clipped on the front of the bass bridge. The threads on the adjusters are 1/4-20.
Due to the custom installation method of the Fishman Full Circle Double Bass Pickup, we cannot accept returns. Please accept our apologies.
Professional installation is recommended on any double bass, although the Full Circle is a quick retro-fit on any upright bass with height adjustment wheels.
Gary’s Thoughts: At Upton Bass we recommend this pickup for instruments that have issues with even sound or have characteristics that are hard to control with more “open” sounding bass pickups. The compression offered simply by the make-up of this pickup (being embedded in the metal of a bass bridge adjuster) gives a smooth predictable sound. This is by no means an insult to the design of the Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup; however, the sound of the pickup remains present regardless of the bass that it is installed on. If you prefer a double bass pickup that is more transparent, you may consider the Rev Solo.
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Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.