A high quality pickup for a variety of woodwind instruments. Designed to provide a warm tone, the 'Wood' offers high output, elliminates feedback and prevents spill without requiring external power or a preamplifier. Great for live performance and designed to take advantage of effect pedals. Fit it to your own instrument or get a cheap sax mouthpiece or clarinet barrel which has had a brass fitting installed for you. This pickup reproduces the natural sound of the instrument with remarkable clarity while minimising breath and mechanical noise. The 'Wood' is the same proven design as the 'Sol' with a new black anodised look that makes it more scratch resistant and, let's face it - it is definitely cooler looking.
Based on the 'Sol' design, the PiezoBarrel 'Brass' is designed to provide a bright sound to suit brass instruments such as the trumpet, or for sax players looking for a bright sound. The PiezoBarrel 'Brass' is available with fittings to be soldered onto a brass mouthpiece or sax neck, or may be supplied with a low cost trumpet or trombone mouthpiece that has been fitted with a brass thread ready to use. You can use the 'Brass' to drive effects or just to get loud, all without the problems of feedback and spill from other instruments.
PiezoBarrel pickups can be used for a variety of wind instruments including small bore instruments such as the recorder and large bore instruments such as the Didgeridoo as well a range of low and high pitched brass and woodwind instruments. The design to produce a natural sound in a clarinet, trumpet or sax means that the pickup is also suited to bass instruments such as the bass clarinet, baritone sax and bass trombone.
A pickup opens up the world of sound effects. The use of digital effect units can provide simple enhancements to the natural sound, such as reverb or echo as well as a variety of other modern sounds that multiply or divide the frequencies to produce harmonies or apply transformations and modulations to the waveform, or do loop recording. A trumpet or clarinet can become a midi instrument controlling a library of synthesized or sampled sounds. Musicians as performers have never had it so good - but at the same time, never has more been expected of them. With a pickup, you can deliver, and delight audiences - at volume!!!
My design goal is to provide a high quality pickup that reproduces accurately the sound of the instrument at a low price and make these available to musicians everywhere.