Not merely a "gypsy" pickup, my highly versatile ( only6mm thick) Micro-Manouche humbucking has become a favorite among archtop jazz players, acoustic guitarists, reso and dobro players and is even used on niche instruments like the, cigar-box guitar, the Indian veena and balalaika! Endorsed by professional players like Robin Nolan, Ghali Hadefi, Benji Nini Winterstein, and Will Dickerson. The Micro-Manouche is exceptionally well-balanced and works with all strings: phosphor-bronze, nickel, and Argentine (silvered copper) strings. It's truly a UNIVERSAL pickup.
The Micro-Manouche is now also available in Chrome Finish—great for steel body resonator guitars.
The world-standard magnetic pickup for upright bass is now even better. The 2020 Krivo pickup for upright bass now mounts with a heavy duty but lightweight brass L-bracket (no modification whatsoever to your bass is required: bracket attaches with included 3M™ Dual-Lock fastener). The new mounting system enables the Krivo to fit even basses with a very thin or even curved "cutaway" style fingerboards. The new mount keeps the pickup securely attached even with very forceful and aggressive playing—great for rockabilly and psychobilly players. The 2020 Krivo pickup for upright bass now has a full coverage two year warranty.
Please note: the new mounting system is NOT able to be retro-fitted onto older versions of the Krivo pickup for upright bass: the new pickup is structurally reinforced internally and the housing is enlarged to accommodate the new improved mounting system.
As always, the Krivo pickup for upright bass is fully adjustable for perfect string balance and my proprietary Optimized Microphonics™ technique results in a surprisingly "acoustic" sound. Please remember: you must use steel-core strings for any magnetic pickup to work properly. The Krivo also excels on electric upright basses (EUBs).
The most innovative pickup for Jazz-guitar in decades, the Micro-Stealth is an ultra-slim (6mm) thick, Jazz PAF humbucker which is slim enough to fit vintage style archtop guitars which have very little space between the soundboard and the strings (e.g., vintage guitars such as Gibson L5, L7, Kay, Harmony, Silvertone, and “modern” archtops such as the Loar LH-600, or Eastman El Rey). However, the Micro-Stealth is a favorite of custom builders and is now featured on select archtops by Emerald and Fibonacci.
The Micro-Stealth PAF is Engineered for a warm, clean and flattering "Jazz" sound. Uses custom manufactured low-intensity neodymium magnets and real hardwood spacers to achieve a vintage tone with a modern "bite," strong attack, and three-dimensional sounding overtones. Not recommended for phosphor bronze or "acoustic" strings. If you use acoustic strings please instead purchase my Micro-Manouche pickup which is exceptionally well-balanced with acoustic strings—it's not just a "gypsy" pickup! The Micro-Stealth PAF is best with nickel or steel round or flat wound "electric" strings and a trad-jazz tone (think Wes Montgomery or Grant Green).