The AMT S26I is Applied Microphone Technology’s microphone 2nd generation tail piece mounting system for acoustic bass. Designed, manufactured by hand, and distributed by AMT in the USA. The system is intended to quickly clamp onto the tail piece of a bass allowing the player to move the microphone from instrument to instrument quick and easily. Designed small for the travel, the mounting system still allows the head of the microphone to be placed in a variety of depending on the players choice.
The Tail Piece systems incorporate the same proven sonic quality that AMT Bass systems have been known for. The S26i setup is intended for the player that travels using rental basses, needs a fully adjustable gooseneck system, and is looking for something compact yet maintains the highest sonic quality of sound possible.
AMT Acoustic Bass systems are the # 1 choice for top professionals that look for the most natural sound reproduction possible from a clip on microphone. The microphones include AMT’s D.C.T. (Disconnect Cable Technology) feature which allows the cable to be removed and or replaced easily if ever needed.
The systems are an electret-condenser microphone that has been designed specifically for acoustic bass. All of the parameters that are problematic for the double bass have been addressed. In order to get the most gain before feedback it uses a very tight pattern to give a high rejection to surrounding noise, at the same time reproducing accurately the subtleties of the bass.
As placement is especially important with an instrument that has a fine finish and varying dimensions, this microphone’s attachment mechanism is designed to secure the mic to the tailpiece tightly taking only seconds to attach.
Manufactured with lightweight aluminum to keep the mass low yet extremely strong, this microphone will remain durable through many years of use. The flex arm, unlike any other microphone system on the market, is easy to position yet retains it’s placement throughout the most active of performances.
This S26i system utilizes a complex circuit that is tailored for the needs of an acoustic bass player playing in live sound applications with instruments such as drums and acoustic pianos. The system requires 1 XLR mic level output. The pre-amp for the microphone is rugged anodized aviation aluminum, which houses the electronics that can be placed on the floor.