Krivo Modéle Acoustíque For All Acoustic Guitars

Krivo Modéle Acoustíque for all Acoustic Guitars


Phase Balanced Hum-Cancelling Design
Handmade in Portland, Oregon USA

Key Points
  • Incredible tonal beauty
  • Feedback-resistance
  • Natural attack and shimmer
  • Very responsive to EQ

  
Manufacturer: Krivo
Availability: In Stock
Normally: £179.00
Discount Price: £169.00
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Krivo Modéle Acoustíque for all Acoustic Guitars

Phase Balanced Hum-Cancelling Design

Krivo Pickups

Neodymium Powered Pickups for Acoustic Instruments. Handmade in Portland, Oregon USA


New 2017 Krivo Modéle Acoustíque for all Acoustic Guitars

New! Available in Limited Edition Spalted Maple—While Supplies Last!


    "Marvelous pickups, not only wonderful for playing Gypsy jazz, but for any player looking for a good magnetic pickup for an acoustic guitar"


    — Acoustic Guitar Magazine, April 2016.

 
Jason Krivo Flores:

"For years my customers have been asking me to develop a pickup for their Martin™ style acoustic guitars which would be a step up (both sonically and aesthetically) from the cheap mass-produced models made overseas by other manufacturers. Finally, I have heeded the call of my users and have delivered an acoustic pickup with incredible tonal beauty, feedback-resistance and an amazingly natural attack and shimmer which is also beautiful to behold"



Each and every Krivo pickup is personally hand-made in Portland, Oregon USA by critically acclaimed designer and professional musician Jason Krivo Flores. I specialize in making pickups for Gypsy Jazz and hard-to-fit archtop guitars, upright basses, custom designs, and resophonic instruments.

The Krivo pickup for Acoustic Guitar is proudly endorsed by Bill Marsh (Cherry Poppin Daddies, Edna Vazquez Band; professor of Guitar Studies: Lewis and Clark College, Willamette University), and Doug Shafer (Smut City Jellyroll Society).


The Krivo Modelé Acoustiqué features the following:

  •     Innovative Optimized Microphonics design senses acoustic vibrations from soundboard in addition to string vibrations.
  •     No modification to instrument, mounts in seconds. with included finish-friendly putty
  •     Fully shielded and hum-cancelling for noise-free performance.
  •     Adjustable pole pieces for perfect string-to-string balance.
  •     Very responsive to EQ a wide range of tonal colors are at your disposal, from bright and transparent to thick and colored.
  •     Works equally well with a tube amp or Schertler, AER type acoustic amps.
  •     Uses neodymium magnets for clarity and brilliance with strong lows.
  •     Excellent transparent acoustic tone.
  •     Incorporates a 1/4″ guitar cord, just plug right into any amp.


The Krivo Difference: Innovative Designs with a Classic Aesthetic.

    Unlike most magnetic pickups on the market today, Krivo pickups are specifically designed and voiced for their particular acoustic instruments—they are not simply modified off-the-shelf designs from electric guitar and bass! Each design is player-tested and approved before being offered as a bona fide model. Here are some of Krivo’s innovative features:

    Krivo pickups use neodymium magnets for high output, clarity, and tight bass response. Because neodymium magnets are extremely strong, I am able to make pickups which are very small and thin and thus are able to fit in tight-quarters and on hard-to-fit instruments.

    My proprietary Optimized Microphonics™ enables my pickups to sense sound and finger board vibrations in addition to the vibrations of the strings. This enables my designs to provide a much more natural “acoustic” tonal pallette than typical magnetic pickups whilst retaining a very high degree of feedback resistance. Krivo pickups are never “potted” in wax or epoxy like mass-produced pickups.

    Phase Balanced™ Hum-Cancelling Design: Unlike traditional PAF™ “humbuckers” my dual coil pickups cancel hum without muddying tone. This is because by using a split coil design I eliminate the need to add a second set out-of-phase poles as in PAFs. This means all strings are sensed via same polarity magnet, thus eliminating phasey and dull high-end response evinced by traditional humbucking pickups.

    All my pickups use audiophile-grade Mogami™ cable inside and out as well as the highest quality Switchcraft connectors.

    I use vintage-spec 44 AWG Formvar™ magnet wire rather than the thicker (and significantly cheaper) single polynylon 42-43 gauge wire used by most big overseas companies. The thinner gauge enables more compact designs as well as, I believe, contributes to the tonal clarity by keeping more of the windings closer to the magnets.

    “Scatter” winding and mismatched coils: Like many renowned pickup-makers, I scatter-wind and slightly mis-match the coils on all my humbuckers. This enables my pickups to recapture the high-end “air” that is cancelled-out and lost in traditional humbuckers. Scatter winding also keeps my pickups from sounding “sterile.”
   

Genuine hardwood finishes. This batch is made of beautiful and rare Spalted Maple—while supplies last.

 

Here is a great sound clip of Doug Shafer (http://www.doug-shafer.com/music/) performing with his Krivo Acoustic Pickup:




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