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Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass  

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Overview
  • Reproduces the instrument vibrations authentically
  • 100% hum and noise free
  • Super sensitive Nanoflex pickup
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    $349.95
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The Shadow SH 965 NFX-B is a professional double bass pickup that provides absolute natural sound with zero hum. The pickup is based on the revolutionary Nanoflex-technology, that makes no compromise in preserving these features. It's built to reproduce the vibrations of your bass authentically with every move of the bow in all positions. No instrument modification was a must in developing this pickup system.

For centuries bass makers worldwide selected the best woods to make, create and build the upright bass as it sounds today. Many hours of trimming the top and the bridge are invested to create the ultimate bass sound.

Nanoflex pickups not only take the vibrations of the strings like common undersaddle pickups. Nanoflex senses the vibrations of the strings and the body of the instrument simultaneously. Due to active amplification directly at the pickup and 100% shielding of the entire system, no sound will be lost and no hum created.

Features
  • Reproduces the instrument vibrations authentically
  • 100% hum and noise free
  • Super sensitive Nanoflex pickup
  • Volume and tone control
  • 1/4" output socket
  • 3V cell battery

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ShadowSH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

Affects acoustic sound quality

By Pokeman

from Chardon, Ohio

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Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Easy To Use
  • Sound Was Good

Cons

  • Lowered Acoustic Quality

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    Comments about Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass:

    If you need to be amplified all the time, this may be a fine choice. I didn't want it right way because of the lowered quality of sound when not plugged in.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best Jazz Bass Pickup I've Found!

    Comments about Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass:

    Dead simple to use. Just follow the installation guidelines. Definitely put rosin on the piezo pickups to avoid bridge movement. Once properly set up, I've found no need to adjust the preamp controls. Just plug in and play.
    A superb pickup that reproduces acoustic jazz bass with clarity and volume. Over the years, I've tried many pickup brands and have also owned several. All of these previous pickups had issues that kept me looking for something more. The Shadow 965 with its twin piezo elements and on-board mini preamp is the finest sounding pickup I've come across yet. Installation is a snap and the unit's reliability is bullet-proof. I just plug in and play... and real bass sounds come out!
    World class quality. Compact design, excellent materials, accurate and transparent sound.
    Excellent value. There are certainly cheaper pickups on the market. However, you won't find one that includes a miniature on-board preamp... and that reproduces genuine bass sound of the highest quality for less money.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    lack of customer support

    By joe

    from b'ham al

    Comments about Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass:

    ok I have made my living playing music for over 45 years ( about 160 shows per year) --this pick up sounds very good a lower volumes, it has feedback issues at higher volumes ( as most UBR pickups do )--it is the 1st upright pickup I have used that I can play Arco as well as Piz (bow and plucked ) other upright pickups I use and own are Upton revolution ,K&K, Underwood, as well as a Fender P-bass magnetic pickup mounted on the end of the finger board (can't bow with the P-bass pickup)
    this pickup( shadow SH 965) works much better in the studio than live ( again feedback issues )
    ok now for the problems ----the two pickups that mount under the bridge feet are not matched , much different output levels ,there is no adjustment for the separate input on the preamp so I end up with a uneven signal between D ,G strings and the E, A strings(if there were separate controls this would be a easy fix ) I have tried to contact the company many many times and have received a responce from Shadow although the problem is not resloved as of yet they do seem very happey to try and get to in issue -so I would say that the company is a t least trying

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Pickup

    By Alex-YarX_

    from Boston

    Comments about Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass:

    Im a bassist at Berklee College of Music, and have long been looking for a solid pickup that best replicates my acoustic's sound. I've seen a lot of friends using realists, and have gotten vastly different sounds and responses, usually none that appeal to me. The Shadow however, has honestly reproduced my bass's sound near perfectly. The sound has a very fast attack, and does not boost or cut any highs or lows. It does flatten the sound a little, but any pickup will and it is very minimal in this case. I was hesitant about the two pads under the bridge, worried that it would really mess with my bass's sound while not being amplified. More or less nothing! It does seem the slightest bit quieter, but only I can tell because im used to my bass. The only problem I have is with a slight bit of buzzing. The ends of the pads have plastic blocks that sit against the top, which occasionally buzz, and the preamp's battery buzzes as well ever so slightly. These problems though are fantastically easy to fix with either a small piece of tape or a square of fabric slid under the blocks. If you're looking for a pickup that seriously gets the best sound out of your bass, check this one out.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Customer Non-Support

    By matthewsewell

    from Ojai, CA

    Comments about Shadow SH 965 NFX-B Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Upright Bass:

    The sound quality of this pickup is very good. Installation was easy. It even looks good. The problem with this product for me was an absolute lack of customer support.I bought my pickup in September 2008. Around the end of January, the pickup started getting really quiet. I had only used it for one live show and a couple recording sessions and had kept it unplugged between uses to ensure battery life. I suspected it was probably the battery even though I would have expected longer battery life.All I wanted was to check their website to see if this was a sign of battery weakness or if there might be something wrong with the pickup before buying a new battery.Not finding anything on their site about this, I sent an email using their submission form (there is no phone number listed). After weeks, I haven't heard back--even after sending followups saying "please respond to me." I finally replaced the battery and everything is good but I am shocked by what I would consider their lack of customer focus.

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