Double bassists have a new option for amplifying their instrument with the Ear Trumpet Labs Nadine microphone. The medium-large diaphragm condenser mic is specifically designed for upright bass with its low end tuned to give a flat response at the mounting distance. Its cardioid pickup pattern is designed to pick up as much of the bass’s top as possible while offering good rejection off the back of the mic, which the company says allows for use with stage monitors.
The body of the hand-made microphone is attached to the tailpiece with a velcro strap while the head is mounted between the strings just above the tailpiece. It can be positioned up and down the strings, making it easy to get an ideal tone for different basses.
Check out this demo of the Nadine in slap, pizzicato, and bowed examples:
The Ear Trumpet Labs Nadine is available for pre-order for $599.
Ear Trumpet Labs Nadine Upright Bass Microphone Features:
|Unique, easy-to-use mounting system designed specifically for upright bass|
|14″ Mogami cable and washer-mounted head to fit all sizes of upright bass|
|Capsule and electronics tuned for live use with excellent feedback rejection|
|Internal shock dampers for minimal handling noise|
|Transformerless FET fully balanced electronics|
|Highest quality hand-wired electronic components - film caps, precision resistors, hand tested and matched transistors, with component values tuned for the individual circuit.|