Shadow SH965 NFX-B Double Bass PU

Double Bass Pickup

Professional Nanoflex pickup for pure, natural sound, 100% buzz-free with NFX technology. 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 and achieves a sound quality comparable to a microphone / bass / pickup combination.

The control unit is mounted between the middle strings. It also includes the inputs for the pickups and the 6.3 mm jack output. The 3 V cell battery reaches up to one year thanks to the minimal power consumption.

  • For double bass
  • Highly sensitive double sub-bridge pickup (1 pickups each bridge foot)
  • Absolutely free of disturbing background noise
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack socket
  • Includes 3 V cell battery, type 2032
  • Very low energy consumption
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Active Yes
Passive No
Incl. Preamp Yes

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good for bow
Malina Ervin, 07.11.2019
I use it on old Austro-Hungarian kontrabass(100+ yrs old), I play a lot with bow and this pickup has better bow sound than realist, underwood(and shadow sh950) and fishman BP-100.

I use only ONE pickup (below E string bridge foot) it has clearer sound than when I use both pickups. This is because arco was sounding like on contra phase and pizz was more fretless bass sound than kontrabass sound... I met a guy with same pickup on some festival and I suggested him to try only with one piezo and the result was great(and he buy me a beer). He was about to sell this pickup and buy a realist, just because of pizz sound, but he also does not like arco on realist.

pizz is with massive bass so sometimes I must put down bass EQ on amp or preamp. Most time I use flat EQ on preamp and amp, depend of space where is gig and what kind of music.

I use Evah Pirazzi strings and pizz growl is perfect.

Before this pickup i used fishman BP-100 for 15yrs but setup was not like they recommend. i put both piezo plates on one leg(e string) down next to belly from both sides of bridge and make a U clip to fit them properly. pizz was great but arco was too sharp, but still better than realist and uderwoodlike pickups...

I tested all of them on my kontrabass with my friend who has realist on one bass and sh950 on other bass...

I use Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp for mixing desk and GK MB-112 amp on stage.

I play jazz and latino standards, then I play with some popular(in Serbia) folk pop band, I play free improvised music, and I do acoustic covers with some band...

Hope this was helpful, and if I had any spelling and grammar mistakes - sorry about my English
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Nice sounding DB pickup
Tee Cee, 29.01.2021
I use this to amplify my 1950's Hofner laminate flat back double bass. It gives a great reproduction of the sound, although as other people have stated you need to run the controls all the way open on tone and volume - but that's no issue, as whatever it's getting plugged into will have EQ sufficient to make any changes. The item is sturdy and seems to have survived well gigging and rehearsing since purchase.
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Great PU for double basses, all playing styles
MarcelH., 17.02.2014
Hi,

I bought the Shadow SH965 NFX-B Double Bass PU 2012 and think it works really great.

I read a lot of reviews before and was looking for a PU which sounds very naturally and well balanced for slapping, pizzicato playing and while playing with a bow.
Because the PU at the bridge sound to bassy while playing with bows, I bought the Shadow SH965 NFX-B Double Bass PU.

The montage is quite simple: Relaxing the E- and A-string will get the bridge loose enough to geht the PU under the bridge, same procedure at the other side. Don’t relax all strings at once, or your sound post could fall!
The rest is fixed with the enclosed screw to the tailpiece. But you have to fix it really tight, so it makes no sounds while playing!

I use it not as often as I could (mostly I play without my amp), the battery still lasts. The potis are both set to the middle position, I don’t use them. I only use the potis at my amp.

Though I read, there is a new system, especially for slapping sounds, I would buy the SH 965 again. It works very good, is dependable ad makes a well balanced sound. While I’m not using any amps, I don’t remove it, it always stays at my bass!
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28.06.2016
Using on 4/4 J.Rubner 5 string bass. Pizzicato's sound great, the highs sound pure and clean and there isn't too much gain. I always try to keep the tone knob more than half clockwise for the best middle frequency sound.

Also it's not bad when you play with the bow, but in my opinion the sound that is gained by the pickups could be better.

Because the pickups are installed under the bridge, it might affect the sound strenght of your bass. It may be important for acoustic classical players. But if you play jazz or anything else with pizzicato and you always play through pickups - It's okay.

So for me - It's a strange situation, because sometimes i need to play acoustic with a bow and for the best sound quality i need to uninstall these pickups. When i need to play jazz - I must put them back on.

All I can say for those who are interested in this product, You should make smart decisions. These are wonderfull pickups, compared what sound you can make out of these pickups to the price of this product - It's a great deal!
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