Big Shot in a log drum. Recorded and MP3 converted on Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 software. Right-click to download: Log Drum MP3 Sample
The Big Shot is a single-head piezo pickup, especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. These include instruments made of relatively thick material, such as the sound board of a piano. It is considerably harder to induce vibration on these thicker materials compared to the thin top of a violin, for example. As the piezo crystals react to corpus vibrations, a low surface vibration results in a low signal and a strong vibration creates a strong signal. The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.
The Big Shot is available with either an external or internal jack. The external jack comes with a self-adhesive clamp for quick and easy placement on the instrument. The internal jack can be mounted from the outside so no soldering is necessary. The pickup head is attached with a special double-side adhesive film, which is UV resistant to ensure safe adhesion even after years of use. It is ultra-thin and enables the harmonic frequencies to completely pass through to the pickup disk.
Pickup head diameter: 3/4"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cable: 1 ft.
Jack (External): Quarter inch, connected mono, with nylon shell and self-adhesive attachment
Jack (Internal): Shielded Endpin Jack (stereo type, connected mono), no soldering necessary
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