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HE4/Bz.FEQ Bouzouki / Mandola / Mandolin / Ukulele Pickup - 1to1 Music

HE4/Bz.FEQ Bouzouki / Mandola / Mandolin / Ukulele Pickup

  • £159.95


HE4 for Bouzouki, Octave Mandolin & Octave Mandola is a complete high-end, under saddle active system which gives a natural tone and response, with minimum feedback and noise.

The HE4?s pickup is based on a bespoke Piezo cable material made in the EU which was developed for Headway purely as a pickup material. Headway’s unique and superior construction connects via a fine, flexible co-axial cable to the pre-amp & end pin jack socket which is fitted in the bridge of the instrument under pressure, usually under a bone saddle. Headway believes it to be the best sounding pickup material available because of it’s 360 degree sensing of more of the instrument and evenly along it’s entire length.

This European made Piezo cable also scores through it’s lower resonant frequency compared to competitors. This avoids the excessive and unnaturally piercing harsh treble, presence peaks and upper mid honkiness which plague other transducer pickups. The HE4 Piezo cable pickup has a unique construction which avoids hum from by thorough shielding of tips and joints and via an additional carbon shielding layer. The HE4 pickup also features an outer plastic layer which prevents the braid from stretching out or bunching up which also prevents strings from becoming unbalanced after they have been fully fitted.

Warm harmonic tones are added via two FET stages on HE4 pre-amp designs. The pre-amp converts an ultra high impedance signal from Piezo cable pickup to a hot but easily usable output at a cable driving “low impedance” and at around Line Level.

The HE4/G.FEQ pre-amp features a broad shallow mid cut finely tuned for the application plus a small roll off below the fundamental range of the instrument which reduces low end feedback and body handling noise. Each HE4 system utilises interactive “Baxandall” interactive EQ for a more natural and musical response than graphic EQ.

  • The HE4 for Bouzouki, Octave Mandolin & Octave Mandola
  • Gives a natural tone and response, with minimum feedback and noise
  • Best sounding pickup material available because of it's 360 degree sensing of more of the instrument and evenly along it's entire length
  • Supersonic frequency roll off which prevents unwanted spikes and peakiness
  • Warm harmonic tones are added via two FET stages on HE4 pre-amp designs

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