The electronics that go into your instrument will say alot about how it performs. There are two basic types of pickups, bridge "clamp-on" pick ups and full bridge pickups.

Bridge Clamp-On

Full Bridge

Other Consideration

Full Bridge

A full bridge pick-up made by Barbera comes standard on Zamar instruments. Full bridge pickups completely replace traditional bridges. They are permanently installed into the instrument. Full bridge pick-ups will deliver the fullest and best sound. There are many other full bridge pick-ups on the market to choose from.


Bridge Clamp-On

Bridge clamp-on pickups fit onto regular instrument bridges. They are usually more inexpensive, but can still deliver a fantastic sound. A benefit is that they can be installed both permanently into the instrument or temporarily fitted, typically to the tailpiece. A temporary fit would allow you to easily use the same pickup on any instrument you want.


Other Considerations

There are also under-the-bridge pick-ups available. These pickups sit underneath the feet of traditional bridges and can also be installed for a temporary fit, however, the instrument needs to be destrung to remove it. If you are interested in that can be discussed during consulations.

Microphone pick-ups are not recommended for Zamar instruments due to the reduced body chamber which does not have the same acoustic output as a traditional bodied instrument.

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