Acoustic Guitar Pickups

The Ischell contact microphone is typically used as a basic system for an acoustic guitar, often confronted with noisy stages. The J48C is therefore naturally the most sold for its fidelity of the instrument, its feedback resistance and its possibilities to use effects, to make clean loops… Removable, it does not require any intervention on the instrument but can remain permanently installed. The microphone is installed inside under the bridge, so it is hidden and protected. The 9v battery option allows to use it with balanced or unbalanced signal. A version to be installed in the instrument exists with the inside J48C

To go further, for even more naturalness and respect of acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial mic to the contact microphone to adapt to any situation. The 2X48 + ACPJ combines these two types of microphones in the same system.

Choose your system based on:

Your conditions of use

  • For noisy stages > A contact microphone.
  • For acoustic stages > One or two aerial microphones.
  • To adapt to all situation > Both types of microphone.
 

The installation mode

  • Removable > The Jack is fixed with double-sided adhesive, scratch or putty, according to the instrument
  • Fixed > Drilling is required for Jack, potentiometer
 

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  • If you would like more information about the use
  • About installing our systems on your instrument.

The output type

  • Jack
  • XLR
  • Both
 

The power mode

  • Battery
  • Phantom power
  • Both

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • J48A

    5.00 out of 5

    Air microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, acoustic stages…

    259,00308,00
  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The AirCapt air microphone is generally used in addition to a contact microphone on a folk guitar. It is a very small microphone designed to be placed closer to the sound source for more gain, less feedback and ambient sounds. Particularly suited to acoustic stages, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without microphone stand. It is usually placed outside, at the edge of the soundhole, treble side, pointing upward.

Two AirCapt mics placed in the bass / treble position will bring you maximum sound power, front / back management capabilities, spatialization with bass / treble stereo, full and wide sound for acoustic configurations.

Choose your model below

The J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-Stereo / XLR cable. It can also with the 9v battery option, operate with a standard mono jack cable. It is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery will not discharge in the presence of phantom power.

The inside J48A is the installed version of the J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. Same possibilities …

The 2X48 + AAPJ with its two aerial microphones is removable. The jack of the AAPJ microphone kit attaches to the bottom of the neck, the 2X48 system works on phantom power, XLR outputs, the two signals are completely separated, it is placed on the ground or can be worn on the belt.

The 2X48 + AAJ is the installed version of the 2X48 + AAPJ described above. The drilling is therefore required for the Jack.

  • 2X48 + AAJ

    0 out of 5

    Two air mic, fixed installation (drilling required), works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out for flamenco guitar, classical guitar etc. Acoustic stages…

    589,00638,00
  • 2X48 + AAPJ

    4.00 out of 5

    Two air mic, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, for flamenco guitar , classical guitar etc. Acoustic stages…

    599,00648,00
  • J48A

    5.00 out of 5

    Air microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, acoustic stages…

    259,00308,00
  • inside J48A

    0 out of 5

    Air microphone, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, acoustic stages…

    249,00347,00

The AirBag-C contact microphone is a reference for string acoustic instruments that have to be performed on stages with high levels. It’s the sound of a microphone, natural and faithful, with the feedback resistance of a pickup. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects and make clean loops… On an acoustic guitar is usually placed inside under the bridge.

Choose your system below

The J48C is a removable version to be installed on the instrument. The jack is placed on the side, at the bottom of the neck and the microphone is placed generally under the bridge. This system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-stereo / XLR cable. It can also work with a standard mono jack cable with the 9v battery option, it is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery does not discharge in the presence of phantom power.

  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

Inside J48C is the installed version of the J48C described above. Drilling is therefore required. The same possibilities …

  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary for an instrument playing on electro stages and optimizes the sound in all situations by combining power and respect of the acoustic sound of the instrument.

The contact microphone gives you the power for the front / back, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics … The aerial microphone brings you the reverberations of the instrument, player details, the air, the finesse in the treble. For situations that require high levels on stage and front and to have an acoustic sound, faithful to the instrument.

Choose your model below

The 2X48 + ACPJ is a removable system that has a contact microphone and an aerial. The ACPJ microphone jack is attached to the side at the bottom of the neck, the 2X48 system works with phantom power and 9v battery, XLR and Jack outputs, both signals completely separate with independant volume knob.

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The 2X48 + ACJ is the installed version of the 2X48 + ACPJ described above. The drilling is therefore required for the Jack.

  • 2X48 + ACJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, fixed installation (drilling required), works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments.

    589,00638,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

N°1 : The J48C is the most sold in this category, removable version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone.

  • Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
  • Very good resistance to feedback
  • Do not catch the sounds of stage.
  • The ability to use effects and make clean loops
  • Balanced jack output with a Jack-stereo/XLR connecting cable.
  • Symmetrical connection allows the use of phantom power.
  • The 9v battery option allows the use of a standard mono jack.
  • The battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
  • The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
  • The system can be permanently installed

N°2 : The inside J48C Is the installed version of the J48C described above. It has the same advantages…

  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

N°3 : The 2X48 + ACPJ 2×48 with its combination of both pickups optimizes the sound in every situation by bringing power and respect of acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power for the face and monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics… The air microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, game details, air, the finesse of treble…

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

Artists

Test benches on laguitare.com with 5 videos by Marc Lonchampt

“If Ischell has since become a real reference in acoustic pickups, it is for the quality of its products that meet two fundamental needs: resistance to feedback, and fidelity of acoustic sounds of the instrument!
… Compared to all systems based on piezo, micro aerial attached in the body of the instrument or even magnetic microphones, the AirBag-C microphone is the one that most accurately reproduces the acoustic characteristics of the instrument. .. “Jacques Carbonneaux

Alex De Vree video review and reviews

“Simply the best acoustic sound ever!” Alex De Vree

Video tests by François Sciortino on laguitare.com

System with two aerial pickups on a Boucher guitar (Bottom of page)