Barcus Berry Hi Tek 2522 Model 1 Soundhole or Resonator Pickup

 

These are quite rare & sought after. Our notes show a used one that sold on ebay in 2017 and we sold two last year directly after listing them. We’ve only seen three since, excepting my personal one on my Weissenborn, and we are offering two for sale. We’ve tried, tested and reviewed every soundhole and resonator pickup made. These are by far our favored brand pickup. Very hard to come by; although I programmed a continual search, they rarely come up. I’ll probably regret selling this, but I’m in this mode of clearing gear that’s not being used. Since they are so favored, no longer made and hard to find, it's priced accordingly. This one is wired with a standard rca jack that plugs into a pre-amp. A lot of amplified acoustics have an onboard pre-amp; but, in case one wonders, this one (also) comes with a standard ¼” jack adapter.

Frank Zappa had Barcus Berry Hi-Tek pickups fitted to his Gibson ES5 Switchmaster and his Fender XII 12-string guitars. In '73 Zappa also fitted Barcus-Berry pickups to Ruth Underwood's marimba & Ralph Humphrey's drums. There are photos of these online.

Chris Whitley, Jeff Healey, Bob Brozman, Jeff Lang, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Michael Messer & Helder Deploige are some others we know that favor this setup. They all have videos online that can be listened to to get an idea of the sound.

 

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Excellent (Used)
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Brand Barcus-Berry
Model HiTek 2522
Categories Acoustic Pickups
Made In United States

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