Nadine by Ear Trumpet Labs is a uniquely designed, hand-built condenser microphone tailored for upright bass players. Seamlessly mounting on your instrument without tools, it offers exceptional clarity, flat response at mounting distance, and natural sound reproduction. Trusted by professionals, Nadine is your choice for live and studio applications.


Introducing Nadine, Ear Trumpet Labs’ specialized condenser microphone for upright bass. This hand-built marvel embodies the perfect blend of form and function. Designed to mount effortlessly on your upright bass within 30 seconds, Nadine is easy to use and ideal for maintaining the integrity of your acoustic sound.

The heart of Nadine is a medium-large diaphragm condenser that picks up as much surface area of the bass as possible, delivering a natural and flat response. The cardioid pickup pattern combined with excellent feedback rejection makes it suitable for both live use with stage monitors and professional-grade studio performance. The end result is exceptional clarity, accurately reproducing every nuance and subtlety of your instrument.

Nadine’s unique physical design is a standout feature. The body securely straps to the tailpiece with velcro elastic, and the head mounts comfortably between the strings’ afterlengths above the tailpiece using a rubber grommet. The 14-inch Gotham cable connecting the two parts makes it easy to position the mic on any bass.

Notably, Nadine is used and road-tested by esteemed artists such as Christian McBride, Missy Raines, Barry Bales, Chris Wood, and many others, making it a favorite among professionals.

All Ear Trumpet Labs products are hand-built in Oregon, promising the highest quality components including film caps, precision resistors, and hand-tested and matched transistors. With a 30-day full return policy and a lifetime warranty, Nadine is an investment in superior sound capture for any upright bass player.


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