The sweetness of a soundboard transducer, with the feedback resistance of an under-saddle pickup! With patented technology James May Engineering is proud to offer the Ultra Tonic Pickup V3 – a unique solution for guitarists who love the microphonic quality of a soundboard pickup, but need to play in real-world environments where feedback is an issue.
It’s a soundboard transducer with a twist—an integrated feedback cancellation sensor that cleans up the low end boom and mud typical of other soundboard transducers, and the same time greatly reduces feedback.
The UTP V3.2-ST works with most 6-string and 12-string flat-top steel-string acoustic guitars, as well as nylon string and other guitars without a center brace.
How does it sound?
Clear and crisp, with great articulation and perfect string-to-string balance, without the low end of tubbiness of some other transducer pickups. Compared to typical under saddle transducers, the warmth and natural attack characteristics of this pickup are very compelling.
How well does it work?
It has a lot more feedback immunity—typically at least 10dB more than the nearest competitor at the fundamental chamber resonance around 100Hz. That makes it a lot more usable in real-world situations. Feedback is no longer an issue. Sound-hole plugs and notch filters will usually not be necessary, even under quite loud situations.
The pickup and included circuit board are totally passive, and totally noise free. No batteries, minimal intrusion. It has a low output impedance and a high output level which makes it non-fussy about what you plug it into. It provides no-compromise performance into instrument inputs of any impedance 500Kohms or greater. The bass response does not change if higher input impedances are used.
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all orders over $50 in our store. Items purchased using the Studio 19 Rental Program do not qualify for free freight, and we will contact you to arrange the payment of any shipping costs incurred.
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage, so we do reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped using Australia Express Post with tracking. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days.
The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order.
The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays. You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.
Guitar players at every level have trusted Acoustic Centre for over 25 years. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail, experience and passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar-buying experience. We personally inspect and professionally set up every instrument that arrives in store to ensure optimum playability. We know guitars inside and out, so you can buy with absolute confidence.
At the Acoustic Centre, we are real people and real musicians who live and breathe music. We gig, rehearse, record and tour, and we are here to help you make an informed and unbiased decision on the right instrument for you.
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