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ELECRIC INSTRUMENTS, PICKUPS & AMPLIFIERS
 

Having for many years been requested to stock a range of Pickups and Electric Instruments, we have now included this in our range. We feel that younger players, in particular, need to be encouraged and to experiment. Peer pressure is a powerful motivational tool. Many new `pop' groups include string players, however amplification is usually required to perform in public. Therefore we will be stocking not only the instruments, and pickups, but also the appropriate amplification systems.
We also offer a service and repair facility for most amplifers.


We have equipped our trying out room with the best sound system available, so you can try out the various Instruments and Pickups, (unless they are a Luthier fit), prior to purchasing.

INSTRUMENTS
We are main distributors for `Bridge', `Gewa' and `Vivo' range of Electric Instruments, however we appreciate that there are many other instruments on the market, and as we feel that they match the high standards we impose, we will introduce them into our stocks. These instruments cover a wide range of prices and sound qualities. We can no longer offer the superb Carlo Giordano range as the UK importer has ceased trading, and we are not stocking Yamaha due to the excessive price vs quality seen by us over recent years. If you require a instrument that we do not usually stock, be assured that we will be able to source this, rapidly, and probably less expensively than elsewhere .

STENTOR COLOURED ELECTRIC VIOLINS

These instruments are based on a Stentor Student 2 Violin, fitted with a passive pickup. Includes volume and tone controls. Can be used conventionally or amplified via a ¼" jack. This violin does need an acoustic amplifier with equalisation. Available in metallic Black or Purple.
Despatched ready to tune & play. £187
NEW GEWA ELECTRIC VIOLIN
Gewa Electric ViolinGewa Electric ViolinWe are pleased to be the FIRST U.K Stockist of this super Electric Violin Outfit. Professionally finished to provide all players with an easy to play Violin. With a solid wood body and ebony fittings this white painted instrument, with black body moulding looks absolutely superb We have no hesitation in recommending these instrument as among the best, of the less expensive instruments, and will enhance your playing whilst looking amazing. We are only stocking it in the White colour, as shown, as the only alternative is a natural red/brown varnish, which we generally find not so popular.
Features:
Ebony Fingerboard shaped to professional standards.
Top quality Ebony Nut & Pegs
Neck hand coloured & finished with oils, for a fast smooth traditional finish.
Hand cut top quality bridge.
Aluminium Alloy tailpiece with adjusters.
Set Up to full professional standards by Gewa
Active Piezo Bridge Pickup
1/8" to ¼" Jack lead supplied
Volume control & readily obtainable easy to change batteries. (4 x AAA)
Headphones
Shoulder Rest
Brazilwood Bow, with ebony frog
Lightweight Styrofoam Case with ruckstraps
Supersensitve Steel Strings
Price from JPB only £320.
Suitable Amplification and systems also available, please request information from our Qualified Sound Expert.
VIVO 2 ELECTRIC VIOLIN

Not previously available in the U.K., as although made here all were exported to U.S.A.. We have now become the sole U.K. agents for this superb violin. Made in Translucent Acrylic, in either blue, purple or clear, they not only look great, but the sound matches its looks. So good that Vanessa Mae uses one!
With ebony fingerboard, carbon fibre bridge, an active piezo charge pickup, Grover machine heads, Digitally controlled analogue preamp, separate monitor & headphone socket, Electronic A tuning, Wittner type tailpiece and Dominant strings. The Vivo² has a built-in sound to light facility, which incorporates two vertical banks of super bright LEDs, integrated into the body of the violin (only available on transparent colours). Light pulses along the length of the instrument, complimenting your playing. Of course, the lights can be turned off if not required A Superb performance instrument.
Priced at only £799. 
Ted Brewer Vivo 2
Ted Brewer Vivo 2
BRIDGE `HAND MADE' ELECTRIC VIOLINS (to order)
These fine British instruments are available with 4 or 5 strings. They are strongly constructed with a Carbon Fibre and Kevlar Composite shell and the headstock and neck from a single maple Block, based on the 1710 Stradivari Viola da Gamba head. The fingerboard and pegs and top nut are ebony, and it is strung with Thomastik Superflexible strings.

The instruments are fitted with the patented Bridge pickup, with Volume and tone controls, terminated with a ¼" jack socket and only use a slimline button cell battery.
They are available in a range of colours, Black, Purple, Blue, Red and White, however many additional custom colours are available.

The quality of sound is absolutely superb, and this well balanced instrument is easy to play any genre of music.
PRICES:

AQUILA (4 string) £800
LYRA (5 string) £950
OCTAVE (4 string, an octave lower) £980
ALL WELL BELOW R.R.P.
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Bridge Violins
BRIDGE `HAND MADE' ELECTRIC CELLOS  & BASSES
These fine British Instruments are made to the exacting standard as the Violin above.
PRICES: DRACO (cello) £2250
DRACO
CETUS (bass) £2995
CETUS
We are no longer stocking the Yamaha Electric Cellos & Basses due to operational limitations which players have reported, and make us wary of now marketing.

PICKUPS
We are aware that many pickups in the past have not been very good at displaying your instruments unique sound, but have just made it loud. To this end, we are continually reviewing the available range. We will only stock those that meet our discerning standard, but of course, if you have a specific requirement, we will be pleased to oblige. Whilst we endeavour to keep abreast of all of the new innovations, we are always pleased to listen to you, should you read or hear of a product that we should be considering. We also prefer recommending twin pickups, in the case of the cello & bass, as this gives a much more open and clear sound.
SHADOW
SH950 BASS


SH950 BASS
`Underwood Type'
Twin disk piezo transducers. Fits under 'ears' of bridge. Cable terminted with a 1/4" jack socket attaches to tailpiece.
£125.00 
SHSC1 CELLO

SHSC1 CELLO
`Underwood Type'
 Twin disk piezo transducers. Fits under 'ears' of bridge. Cable terminted with a 1/4" jack socket attaches to tailpiece.
£46.25 
NEWShadow SH NFX 945-V
Professional Pickup for Violin
Natural sound and NO hum, fits to violin with no modification. Pickups mount under bridge and sense vibration between bridge and body Control unit, with Volume & tone controls, fits with chinrest type fittings.

£110.00
SH NFX 945-V
CELLO SH NFX 955-C
CELLO SH NFX 955-C
Professional Pickups for Cello & Bass
Specification, as above, but control unit fits onto strings between bridge and tailpiece.
CELLO PICKUP £133.00
BASS PICKUP £145.00
BASS SH NFX 965-B
BASS SH NFX 965-B
Baggs pickupLR BAGGS
This pickup is a miniature vibration transducer cast directly into an Aubert #7 Mirecourt maple bridge for maximum sensitivity and signal transfer. As an integral part of the bridge, it effortlessly captures the instrument's inherent dynamics. Furthermore, it's selective admittance pattern is aligned so that the signal is generated as the bridge moves in a left-right motion (in response to the string vibrations). The transducer also rejects any impulse directed to the plane of the bridge, minimizing annoying finger squeaks, body noise and feedback. Recommended Luthier fitment.
With ¼" Jack Socket £180.00
FISHMAN
BP 100 BASS PICKUP

BP100 BASS
Twin Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket. £129.95
V100 VIOLIN/VIOLA PICKUP
V100 VIOLIN
Single Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4"jack socket. £129.95
V200 PROFESSIONAL VIOLIN P/U
V200 VIOLIN
Single Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket, mounted in a Chinrest style fitting. £159.95
CONCERTMASTER VIOLIN CONTROL UNIT
Concertmaster
Top quality unit, with integral microphone, to be Used with a custom V100 or V200 pickup shown above. Fitted into a custom moulded quality shoulder rest. Advanced electronics with volume and blend controls. The preamp ensures a low noise level. Uses 2 x CR2032

batteries.
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket. £399.00
Concertmaster with V100 Pickup £499.00
FULL CIRCLE BASS PICKUP

Full circle bass pickup
Professional Quality pick up unit, encased in an aluminium adjuster screw. This unit needs To be professionally fitted by a Luthier, but the sound it gives is worth the effort!
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket. £301.00 Available in either ¼" unc or 6mm unc threads.
Fishman Pre-ampPRO-EQ PLATINUM BASS PRE-AMP
Just one of the many pre-amps made by Fishman To complement and enhance not only their pickups but also other manufacturers. Fits in line with pickup and amplifier. £189.95
Cables and Leads

Most pickups and instruments are fitted with ¼" Jack sockets. Therefore we stock a range of Professional Jack to Jack leads at competitive prices. Should you be wishing to interface to a home audio system, we can generally advise/supply the necessary cables/adapters .
KUSTOM ACOUSTIC AMPLIFIERS
Kustom are one of the top Power Amplifer companies, and are the only company that specifically considers Orchestral Stringed Instruments in their range. JPB can order for rapid delivery any amplifier, mixer, or loudspeaker system, however we do recommend the Sienna range, specifically for the violin family. They have an impressive specification and features and are competitively priced. Grahic Equaliser, Digital Effects & 2 Instrument inputs (not 16W, which has analogue reverb & 1 input). A truly professional combo amp, at a realistic price.

The Sienna range of amplifiers also feature 8 24 bit digital effects (not Sienna 16 which has a spring reverb instead) 2 instrument inputs, 3 band active filter, (4 band on Sienna 16), microphone input (not 16), and also a "sweepable feedback filter", to reduce the annoying whistle feedbacks.
Kustom Sienna 65
Sienna 65
£275


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Sienna 16
Sienna 16 .............£120

Sienna 65
The Sienna 65 is a 65-watt combo amplifier with a 12-inch speaker that is specifically designed to reproduce and enhance the natural sound of your guitar or other acoustic instrument. The approach is more "hi-fi" in nature. Two ¼-inch jacks plus an XLR input add flexibility for interfacing with the amp. You'll find eight 24-bit digital effects, like Reverbs and Echo, to enhance your sound. EQ controls include a Feedback filter control, very handy for live gigs. The Sienna 65 lets you fine-tune your sound, and then amplify it in a way that brings out its best qualities

Sienna 35


Sienna 35 .............£210
Sienna 65 Specs

Sienna 65
Sienna 35 Specs

Sienna 35
Sienna 16 Specs

Sienna 16
We have now negotiated a special low price for the ever popular ZAR Acoustic Amplfiers. As with the Kustom Amplifiers, we have found by experience that the Acoustic Amplifers far out perform the normal Guitar amplifiers, in that the special built in equaliser enables the most realistic sounds to be produce from your Violin, Viola or Cello, whether it be an acoustic instrument with pickup, or a specific electric instrument.

We would not really recommend these amplifiers for Double Basses, as really you need a much bigger speaker and power amplifier to adequately cope with lower frequencies. We would also recommend that for the Cello, you consider the 40 Watt model as opposed to the 20 Watt model.

For Violin and Viola either amplifier is more than adequate, and your selection should be based upon power requirement, i.e. size of venue. The 20 Watt will more than cope with small halls and pub type venues, or for use at home, whereas the 40 watt would cope with larger halls, and small auditoriums. Larger auditoriums will usually have sound desks, so would supply the greater power necessary there.
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  We also offer a service and repair facility for most Amplifers, Specialists in repair of old Valve (tube) Amplifiers