| ELECRIC INSTRUMENTS,
PICKUPS & AMPLIFIERS
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
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
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
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
GEWA ELECTRIC VIOLIN
We 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.
Ebony Fingerboard shaped to professional standards.
Top quality Ebony Nut & Pegs
Neck hand coloured & finished with oils, for a fast smooth traditional
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)
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
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
`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
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.
quality of sound is absolutely superb, and this well balanced instrument is
easy to play any genre of music.
(4 string) £800
(5 string) £950
(4 string, an octave lower) £980
WELL BELOW R.R.P.
here to download leaflet
MADE' ELECTRIC CELLOS & BASSES
These fine British Instruments are made to the exacting
standard as the Violin above.
|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.
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.
|Twin disk piezo
transducers. Fits under 'ears' of bridge. Cable terminted with a
1/4" jack socket attaches to tailpiece.
| Twin disk
piezo transducers. Fits under 'ears' of bridge. Cable terminted with a
1/4" jack socket attaches to tailpiece.
|Shadow 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
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
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
With ¼" Jack Socket
BP 100 BASS PICKUP
Twin Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket.
Single Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4"jack socket.
PROFESSIONAL VIOLIN P/U
Single Transducer pickup
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket, mounted in a Chinrest style fitting.
VIOLIN CONTROL UNIT
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
Terminated with a 1/4" jack socket.
Concertmaster with V100 Pickup £499.00
|FULL CIRCLE BASS
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.
|PRO-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
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
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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
| Sienna 65 Specs
|Sienna 35 Specs
|Sienna 16 Specs
|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
||We also offer a service and repair
facility for most Amplifers, Specialists in repair of old Valve (tube)