Introducing Northern Lutherie's "The Omen" Upright Bass Pickup. Due to the nature of the build we are offering this factory direct exclusive. All made to order. The chassis and bobbin is made of Carbon Fiber, alloy pole pieces, 44 AWG enameled copper coil wrapped 10,500 times, and Ceramic bar magnets offer excellent tone. These are insulted and potted to avoid microphonics however they are a single coil pickup so some hum will be present when not producing tones. The Omen is secured to the end of the fingerboard using industrial strength Velcro. Pole pieces are adjustable as well. The Magnetic system conjoins at the mono full metal jack, with our modified Blueberry Pi Piezo pickup. What this system offers you is the Natural tone of our Blueberry Pi Balanced with the power of a magnetic system. There is nothing like this on the market. The Omen series is bound to impress even the most discriminant bass enthusiast. As new releases in this series come out this year we will offer upgrades exchanges and customization to keep you updated with our newest models of this series. Life warranty on all our pickups. Made in house in Milwaukee Wisconsin by hand. Pictured is our house prototype A. Slight variations and improvements are to be expected.
The Blueberry Pi is our Flagship pickup. This is the one named especially for Fern (The CEO's Daughter) This design just changed the game as far as simplicity, can blend an acoustic and amplified tone. It's natural, it's strong, it's reliable, it's warrantied, it's simple.
Specify in notes which model you'd like and if you have any custom requests. Low, Medium or High
The Parity King bass pickup features two 20mm formulated Piezo discs with noiseless cabling and rugged construction housing the fragile components while allowing them to breath. The Output is natural and strong and these come with a lifetime warranty, (just pay shipping if ever needed) Installation is simple. These are being used worldwide by many professional players.
Element crown sizes vary and can be custom requested for Low Medum or High. Just ask!
Da Crusher has a full sound; Picking up twice the vibration on a single wing installation. This one has been mostly used by professionals playing in theaters, Both domestically and internationally. It will suit any application for your amplification needs. Contact us for any questions.
The Ace of Spades is considered a hybrid installation. It offers 4 sensors one dedicated to each string of your 4 string bass. (We can do more) Same situation just 4 sensors. these are great for slap bass, nylon strings or gut. The elements are secured to the bridge using double sided tape, or superglue. Putty can be used but creates too much of a barrier for proper transfer of tone.
Similar to the Parity King however the Educators Envoy is made with a higher AWG wire and lacks the noise isolation of it's senior, The Parity King. The warranty is replacement of half it's current retail for life.
This is a brand new design from Northern Lutherie releasing in July 2020. It's loaded with:
2 -1/4" input Jacks Switchcraft
2 independent volume controls 500K audio
1 master tone control 500k Audio
Treble Bleed resistor
Ceramic Capacitor .05uf
1 Mono ouput for both inputs CTS
1 Stereo output for split signal option Switchcraft
Industral Strength Velcro for secure fit to tailpiece back.
All will be handmade to order. This will assure you that you have extra power and tone at your finger tips.
The lady bug has taken us some time to really dial in and get perfected which we are happy to say we are there. 12mm supersensitive sensors offer an beautiful tone, & signature output while maintaining the Northern Lutherie Signature natural texture. Very simple to install comes with Velcro and R clip. Also a lifetime warranty.
Specify in notes which model you'd like and if you have any custom requests. Low Medium or High
The Parity Princess is 2 formulated 12mm highly sensitve piezo discs. These provide an excellent balanced tone, sound natural and have strong output with little feedback due to our design. These are all hand wired in Milwaukee, WI
This comes with 2 options for jack installation onto the tailpiece, For traditional post style the R Style clip can be used, another option for jack installation we include is Velcro.
The elements fit between the thigh and the wing of the bridge.
Why do we call it The Institution? Well because it is gold standard for all banjos. You'll be hardpressed to find anything remotely as natural on the market at this price especially made in USA with a life time warranty.
20mm Transducer (formulated)
and a 1/4" full metal Jack
A unique Banjo pickup that is easy to install and will not leave a lasting footprint modification on your instrument. Due to many outside factors in a banjo's construction from head thickness, tension, rim size, materias, strings we leave placement up to the player or luthier installing the pickup system. While a good general rule is about 1.5cm behind the bridge it's not always the answer. we recommend using something like a tuning fork to find sweet spots, (contact us for other solutions) Simply attach the elements to the head using a medium superglue.
The Mantis mandolin It's natural, it's strong, it's reliable, it's warrantied, it's simple.
We refer to this installation as a hybrid. While the element is glued inside the cable come out of the tone holes to junction externally at the end button. Excellent sound, Low noise, low Feedback. Contact us for any questions.
It's natural, it's strong, it's reliable, it's warrantied, it's simple. These are designed for interior installation which should be performed by a professional. Great for Gypsy Swing guitars, and Archtops. Serious inquires are recommended. Contact us before ordering. We do ship internationally.
This smart design is USA made by Hand in Milwaukee. It features a 12mm Piezo disc, Northern Lutherie's signature compound and a removable hand taped carbon fiber bridge clamp system. Use double-sided tape used to secure the pickup to your bridge then clamp it in place. NO MODIFICATIONS NEEDED and it can be interchanged and removed quickly and painlessly. You can easily adjust placement for tone by just moving the elements. These are made to order with individualized personal attention to absolutely every step of the build.
Northern Lutherie LLC has a multitude of stringed instrument pickups available. We offer solutions for Upright bass, Cello, Banjo, Folk/world instruments, and guitar. Our design is what sets us apart from the rest. We utilize the physics of a stringed instrument construction to offer the most natural tone.