Bass Max

Bass Max pickup
Bass Max
The Bass Max is a double bass transducer with sandwich design for "quick wedge-mount" in one bridge wing. Its sandwich design features a layered construction of two piezo crystals, one facing up and one down. This ensures an even transmission from the strings and from the body of the bridge with all its frequencies.

The Bass Max is located vertically to the vibrations and therefore transmits at a high volume. We recommend Bass Max for musicians playing both arco and pizzicato styles, as it transmits a broader mid frequency range. This enables the musician to change his playing modes without having to adjust the amplifier. The connection jack is held in place by a special attachment clamp mounted at the A and D strings between string-holder and bridge.

One Bass Max will evenly pick up the tone range of the double bass. A big plus is the Bass Max's superb compatibility with smaller bass combo amps.

The Bass Max has these impressive features:
  • Mechanical stability and sturdiness
  • High output signal
  • Balanced transmission over the whole tone range with just one Bass Max
  • Rich harmony in reproduction of both arco and pizzicato
  • Mantled cable eliminates disturbance

Technical Information:
Diameter: 22 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Output impedance: high ohmic
Output: 1/4"
Connection cable length: 6" 


Hvad K&K's kunder har sagt om Bass Max

Tom Kennedy - "I have been extremely happy with my Bass sound after the addition of your Bass Max pickup. My Bass is getting a very full, natural sound, but also very articulate and punchy. I have gone through a small financial fortune and and many years looking for something that could deliver like the K&K Bass Max, and now the search is over!!!"

John Nystedt - "I just got a K&K Bass Max and love it. I couldn't believe the sound - I had tried the Fishman and Barcus-Berry, and thought the K&K would only be an improvement, but it was a transformation! The sound out of the amp sounds like my bass. I play as much arco as pizz', and the smooth sound is wonderful."

Lynn Eberhardt - "Wow! What a great sound. I heard comments like, "Nice," "Clean," "Solid," "Warm." Thank you for a great product at a really good price."

Mike Liston - "Just wanted to say thanks for supplying me with such a fantastic pickup, the Bass Max. It was worth it just for the improvement in sound when I play 'unplugged'. I could believe how much my Fishmans had been muting my sound, it was nuts. I had to learn how to tune again, hearing harmonics I had been missing for a few years!"

Joe Kyle, Jr. - "Suffice to say that in a wide range of applications the Bass Max has performed superbly. Whether I'm going for balls-out thumping bottom end or authentic wooden slap tone or something more delicately acoustic I've found the tone I need with a minimum of of knob twistery. I've been able to run the Ampeg IV Pro with all the tone controls flat. Consider me most satisfied..."

Martin Chapman - "I bought the Bass Max because I still wanted to blend it with a mic. Was I surprised during the sound check. The Bass Max was way better than the mic. Big, round sound. The ol' Kay "thump" never sounded so good. So I ended up using the Bass Max on its own. Sounded great...the sound guy was very happy...said it was no trouble to set up on the board. The rest of the band (even the drummer) said how great the bass sounded. At intermission several members of the audience came up to me and said how nice it was to hear an upright bass sound so good. All I know is I could hear it very well all night and it sounded just the way I like. I did not feel the sound was much different from the unamplified sound. Absolutely no feedback problems..simple to set up. It did not feel like was playing an electric bass either...The K&K stuff certainly delivers as promised. Amplifying the Kay is no longer a headache. I will be more than happy to recommend it to others."

Mats Grönberg - "A week ago I received the Bass Max pickup and Power Pack preamp I ordered from you. I just want you to know that I'm extremely happy with this unit. Until now I have not found a single one that I that I was completely satisfied with. I think the pickup is simple, very well built, but most of all it sounds fantastic. I have, (for quite some time now) been looking for some kind of pickup system that could recreate or at least come close to the natural, unamplified of my bass (a 50s German Wilfer strung with Spirocores). Also, I think the preamp is very flexible soundwise not to mention the size of it. Keep up the good work, you just got a fan in Sweden."

Jamie Gomez - "From the time I opened up the package, it only took me about 15 minutes to install the pickup. This install time includes filing down the bridge to fit the transducer snug and also putting the battery in the preamp. I was up and playing when done installing. What a sound!! Speaking of the preamp, what a difference versus just plugging directly into my bass amp with out the preamp. I can get what ever sound I choose with the K & K preamp.. Perfect!! I don't mean to sound to excited but you were absolutely correct. Both the Bass Max pickup and the K&K Power Pak preamp work well together with my Kay.. I would highly recommend this to others."

Mark Vestich - "I've got to say that at this point, I'm really tickled to death with the product. The pickup itself installs without any gluing, drilling, etc., you just stick it in the Bass side of the wing of your bridge, clamp your input jack on the A&E strings, and you're ready. I like that, because it comes off and on so easily. The little pre-amp(the Power Pack), I was really impressed with. It's the epitome of simplicity, which is tailor made for me, with bass, treble, and Gain control knobs. And of course it clips right on your belt which is neat, but the thing that surprised me the most, was the range of tone response I got out of the little bugger. I'm running it through my little Dean Markley KB 200, and I'm going to try it through a PA also, to see how it sounds that way, but so far I'm extremely pleased."

George Ireton - "I just had to let you know how happy I am with my new Bass Max! I am a novice 1st year bassist, although I have played acoustic guitar for over 30 years. I have only listened to a few acoustic bass pickups, but I definitely notice a warmth with the Bass Max that I have not heard before. I was especially happy with the balanced sound across the strings. It was thrilling to touch the low E string ever so lightly, and project such a wonderful sound. We played some Christmas music today which sounded real nice. I also got the chance to jam with some bluegrass types. They were extremely impressed with the sound of my bass."

David Kaczorowski - "I finally got to really check out what my new pickup sounds like. It's great! Even the sax player noticed I sounded like my bass. I played mostly pizz. The sound just filled up the room. On the preamp I put the volume all the way up, just as I do my electric bass, but left the treble and bass completely off. I turned off the graphic eq on my rig, using just a little parametric; it's a lively room. The sound was SO natural.... Thank you. You've been most helpful."

"The sound is terrific! The Bass Max is exactly what I was looking for and it's much nicer than other Bass pickups."

"The Bass Max has a very impressive acro tone!"

"The sound of the Bass Max is great right out of the box. Warm, open sound and big projection. Plus, I have not had any feedback problems!"

"The Bass Max produced a much bigger and rounder sound than the mic I had been using. At intermission several members of the audience came up to me and said how nice it was to hear an upright bass sound so good!"

"The Bass Max has way more power and tone than other pickups and it's far less likely to feed back."



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