The Micro-Manouche is the new standard in magnetic pickups for Gypsy Jazz guitars. Robin Nolan has called the Micro-Manouche: "simply the best there is!" It's well established that all of the classic Django style surface-mount magnetic gypsy jazz pickups (e.g., Stimer) suffer from single-coil noise and poor string-to-string balance: a brash and overly loud "b" string and a relatively dead "g" string. The Micro-Manouche solves all of these issues with panache and strikes the perfect balance with acoustic strings and the classic gypsy jazz Argentine type strings: the Micro Manouche is GUARANTEED to have optimal string balance or your money back and NO NOISE—it's a humbucker. And it mounts and removes in seconds with no modification to your prized instrument. Best of all it avoids that annoying piezo "quack".
However, don't think of this as merely a "gypsy pickup"—the highly versatile Micro-Manouche pickup has become a favorite among all players who use acoustic strings: 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, George Cole, Marc Athlan, Ghali Hadefi, Benji Nini Winterstein, and Will Dickerson. The Micro-Manouche is exceptionally well-balanced and works with all steel-core acoustic strings: phosphor-bronze, Coated (Elixir™), Monel™ and Argentine (silvered copper) strings. It's truly a UNIVERSAL pickup. Please note: if you use regular electric strings, jazz flatwounds, or nickel please use my Micro-Stealth PAF pickup.
This is the pickup for you if you want the most natural tone and best string balance. It sounds like YOUR instrument. 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee. One year full parts and labor warranty against defects.
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IN STOCK NOW! The undisputed world's most popular magnetic pickup for upright bass—has sold out every month for over 5 years!
The Krivo 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.
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) as long as there is enough room
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All Colors BACK IN STOCK and ready to ship! These sell out literally every month, so order NOW. The Krivo is the world's most popular humbucking magnetic pickup for resonator guitar, we custom build National's Slimline pickups and Republic Resophonic pickups and you can also buy direct from us! These amazing pickups are only 6mm thick and install and remove in seconds. Designed for all acoustic strings including phosphor bronze, Monel,™ and coated such as Elixir. Available in Nickel Silver, Black, and Natural wood finishes.
(Note: to select your color, check the option you want and the image at top of page will change to show you what it looks like, you will need to scroll up to see the photo).
The Krivo Humbucking Pickup for Resophonic Guitars is optimized tonally and aesthetically to suit both metal and wood-bodied resonator instruments including squarenecks, single cones, tricones, and dobros. My proprietary Optimized Microphonics winding technique faithfully captures the sound of your particular instrument. No preamp is necessary, just plug in to any guitar or acoustic amp, or via a direct-box straight into a P.A. system. The pickups mount and remove effortlessly with included finish-safe putty and the 1/4 female jack conveniently mounts to your endpin strap button: just plug in a standard guitar cable and you are ready to play! 15 day money back trial period so try risk-free!
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IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP: The Micro-Stealth is most innovative floating pickup for Archtop Jazz-guitar in decades. Engineered for a warm, clean and flattering "Jazz" sound. Uses custom manufactured low-intensity magnets and real hardwood spacers to achieve a vintage tone with a modern "bite," strong attack, and three-dimensional sounding overtones. The standard version is 6mm thick and quickly and easily mounts in seconds with included putty and a 1/4" female jack which attaches to your endpin.
The Micro-Stealth PAF Humbucker is a favorite of custom modern builders and is now featured on select archtops by Emerald and Fibonacci and a growing list of custom builders. The PAF is an excellent higher output alternative to the traditional Kent Armstrong style pickups.
I also offer the PAF in a traditional "floating" side-mount to pickguard (9mm thick): Please note: floating pickups are meant to be semi-permanently installed to the pickguard by a qualified luthier: they can be mounted with glue or screws (pickup mounting tab may be safely drilled on either side of the two horizontal lines =).
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Back in Stock! These sell out fast! Formerly available exclusively on select guitars by fine builders such as Emerald and Fibonacci Guitars, my mini-humbucker is the best-of-all-worlds. I've taken the best design elements from my Micro Manouche and Micro-Stealth pickups and created one pickup to rule them all. It combines the adjustability, warmth, and grit of the PAF with the clarity and unparalleled string-to-string balance of the Micro Manouche. It has both an adjustable coil with steel pole pieces as well as Krivo's proprietary "compensated Neodymium magnet" design to create the perfect pickup, the result is a very clean and flattering pickup with perfect balance. This pickup provides a warm yet clear sound with a very sweet midrange.
The Mini-humbucker has a more transparent "acoustic tone" and is recommended if you use acoustic strings such as phosphor bronze, 80/20, Monel, or Argentine. Go for my Micro-Stealth PAF if you use electric nickel, steel or especially flat-wound Jazz strings.
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Robin Nolan praises the Krivo Micro-Manouche universal pickup for guitar.