Comments on: Upton Bass Competition Winner http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/ The Blog for Bass Players - Covering all the basses! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:00:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Gary from UptonBass.com http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-6970 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:48:06 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=558#comment-6970 Well lets get you guys another pickup for another competition

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-4640 Mon, 04 May 2009 09:17:12 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=558#comment-4640 Sounds like a result Rod – and a good gig too! Thanks for checking back in and happy playing!

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By: Rod S http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-4353 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:34:05 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=558#comment-4353 Update on the Revolution Solo II. I have just finished playing a pit orchestra gig at the local 1,200 seat Performing Arts Center. This pickup works great! I now have a Fishman Pro EQ Platinum Bass pre-amp with which I was able to plug the XLR out right into the house sound system. The sound engineer had me dialed in low and loud, with a good double bass tone, in less than 2 minutes at bone rattling volume and absolutely no feedback with either pizz. or arco playing.

Thanks again for the opportunities you provide to win excellent gear!

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By: Benjamin http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-2616 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:10:13 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=558#comment-2616 Thanks Rod! Let us know how the performances go. That’s pretty impressing without a pre-amp. Sounds good!

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By: Rod S. http://bassguitarblog.com/2009/01/upton-bass-competition-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-2607 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:34:02 +0000 http://bassguitarblog.com/?p=558#comment-2607 After a little over a month, I have finally installed the Revolution Solo II Pickup on a backup bridge and put the bridge on my bass today to give it a try. I had to cut about 4mm or so of the E string side wing slot of the bridge with a bit of filing to get it to fit.

As with piezo pickups, the fit has to be tight to get a proper sound without being too tight. I am am not running the pickup through a pre-amp ( I don’t have one) and the sound is quite like my bass simply amplified. The sound is more like my bass as compared to the Six Rounds pickup I was using. It also seems I can get a bit more tonal flexibility out of the Rev. Solo II with my amp without feedback for both arco and pizz playing. I am quite happy with the sound.

Next I will work over my primary adjustable bridge to fit the pickup and expect to use it for a few performances in March/April. Thanks again to bassguitarblog.com and Upton Bass for the opportunity to win this fine product.

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