A hidden talent of our Rev Solo pickup is that it’s simply the best double bass pickup for recording direct. The clarity of the Rev Solo really shines in digital recordings, and it’s the only quality bass pickup that can easily be adjusted by the player for tonal characteristics. That flexibility really sets it apart when working in a project studio!
It can be challenging enough to record at home, never mind searching for a quiet room with good acoustics or paying for German microphones. You may already have an Upton Rev Solo on your upright bass for live sound – it also makes for easy recording into your home digital audio workstation.
We’ve gotten great results with the Rev Solo, tuning it by hand to the sweet spot in the bridge with headphones on. Clean and clear, you can even run it directly into an affordable USB interface and dial in a great double bass sound.
You may also have experienced another nasty side effect facing musicians recently – endless backorders and delays as we scramble for home recording equipment… Not a problem here! The Rev Solo bass pickup is built by Upton Bass in our Mystic, Connecticut USA workshop with our own spruce tonewood and custom piezos. Zero supply chain issues and quick shipping! With our detailed instructional videos, you can install it yourself. See why the UB Rev Solo is the best double bass pickup for direct recording.
“This is the best upright bass pickup I have heard in 30 years as a recording engineer and live sound mixer. It sounds natural — like a high-quality studio microphone — but without the leakage and feedback. The tone is very deep yet defined… not boomy, not tinny, not hollow. Congratulations on your clever and elegant pickup system!” – Bruce Bartlett, Recording Engineer