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Old 10-12-2015, 09:51 PM
capohk capohk is offline
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Default AKG DB1 pickup help

Hi all

Our bass player's AKG DB1 pickup plug died just before a gig this week. The 3 pin XLR jack turned out to have a printed circuit inside which had failed solder joints. I think 15 years of Hong Kong humidity may have been a contributing factor.

I think I can re-solder, but am wondering if a better, more robust way forward is to solder on a 1/4" jack and use an external pre-amp/DI box. I'm pretty sure our bass player doesn't want to scramble for sound again like we had to on saturday.

The pickup features are here and the spec sheet is here

I'm not sure what the purpose of the electronics inside the XLR jack are, I assume specific EQ for the pickup (which could be emulated with a pre-amp eq)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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