The Wilson K4 Pickup for the double bass is the professional choice providing the very best amplified acoustic sound one can possibly get including patented individual volume adjusting of each string. The natural wood sound is focused and gives the punch that the bass has as well as the body and warmth. It is clean and clear and the sound is great for pizzicato and arco playing without absolutely no feeding back at any level. With the Wilson K4 double bass pickup you can adjust the volume level of each string individually by slightly rotating the pickup – making the perfect balance between the output from your strings. A feature not covered by any competitor. These pickups are made in Denmark and come with a 5 year warranty.
The Wilson K4 Pickups are mounted directly in the bridge only 9 mm below the strings and gathered to a Switchcraft 121 extension jack, where they pick up a fine balance between the strings and the signal from the body. Special mounting tools and mounting bracket are included with each set of K4 pickups.
In 1983 Danish engineer Jørgen Wilson started the first attempts to develop a new pickup system for sound amplification of the double bass based on piezo transducers, which, placed on a string instrument, makes it possible to adjust volume on every single string manually. Wilson could with his trained ears as an amateur jazz bassist adjust the development proces of the Pickup system to its maximum capacities. The developed Wilson Pickup System turned out to be groundbreaking in the field of double bass amplification and has ever since resulted in a growing demand from bass players worldwide. Today the Wilson Pickup System is used by leading bassists all over the world.
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com
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.