Jazz Series Pickup System
Originally developed in the 1980’s as a high tech pickup for use with MIDI controllers, the Jazz Series pickup system is recognized for its clarity of tone without extraneous overtones, harmonics or noise.
In an analog output mode, the Jazz pickup produces a clear, clean and pure analog tone favored by artists worldwide. For MIDI applications, the signal from each individual string is totally separated and clear – an essential property necessary for the excellent MIDI tracking that Zeta is famous for.
The proprietary Zeta Jazz pickup system uses two directional piezo pickups per string. Set perpendicular to each other, the two piezos read the movement of the string at 90 degree angles, effectively cancelling out unwanted harmonics and bow noise.
Each paired pickup wire is divided and run to separate internal gain controls so that the string level can be balanced for analog users, while allowing the output to be separated cleanly for MIDI applications.
Zeta’s proprietary internal active preamp system increases the power of the pickup signal from each individual string. This state-of-the-art system delivers a wide range of amplification flexibility, supporting a variety of tonal characteristics adaptable to diverse playing techniques and styles of music. An internal 9-volt battery provides over 1,000 hours of service on average.
Individual string digital outputs allow the use of each string as a separate MIDI channel. Players can access software notation programs and MIDI applications, using the output from the Jazz pickup to run to the MIDI controller. Whether used as an analog pickup or a digital MIDI pickup in conjunction with a MIDI Controller/Synthesizer, the Jazz pickup system provides the ultimate in clarity of string tone without feedback.