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UKKO By B-Band

UKKO-S Snare Contact Mic and Preamp

The B-Band UKKO* drum contact mic and preamp for the snare drum is a remarkable way to greay sound from your drum consistently, conveniently and with superior isolation. The kit consists of the UKKO snare preamp, built with high-quality class-A electronics, and the UKKO contact mic for superb tone. The kit will work with any size snare drum.

B-Band UKKO designers have gone to great depths to engineer a mic system that sounds great and is able to blend in with the drum kit for ease of use. In keeping with the B-Band philosophy, UKKO is very light weight and does not add any noticeable weight to the drum. UKKO is unobtrusive and gives your kit a sleek look without getting in the way when performing. Yet, even with these values, the UKKO contact mic is very durable and robust, and will endure rigorous touring.

The UKKO contact mic is produced with the same exclusive EMFIT material that is used in all B-Band pickups and contact mics for acoustic instruments. Critically acclaimed and world-renowned, B-Band pickups and contact mics deliver absolute acoustic sound.

The UKKO contact mic has an adhesive back and mounts easily and discreetly on the inside of the drum shell near the batter head. The "lead" wire is simply fed through the drum air hole to the preamp.

The UKKO preamp is very compact in size, is chrome colored to match most drum hardware, has a XLR mic output, and is 48-volt phantom powered (phantom power can be provided from most PA mixers). Two mounting options are supplied with the snare kit and no modifications to the drum are needed for installation.

The UKKO preamp can be mounted at the air hole of the drum and is especially highly designed to not interrupt the flow of air as the drum breathes. The low size profile means that the drum can still be stowed in a case without removing the preamp. Alternatively, there is a robust rim clamp included for mounting the preamp at the rim.

Inside the preamp there are two mini switches that contour the sound for a choice of tone. Inside the snare preamp, one switch controls a +3dB Mid Boost at 500 Hz and the other is for a -6dB High Cut.

(* Patented, patents pending)

UKKO Contact Mic Features:

  • Superior isolation of each drum with no bleed from other drums
  • Mounts to drum without modification
  • Reduces the need for audio gate effects
  • Ultra-quick setups
  • Two supplied mounting options for DMS preamp
  • Ready to go! There is no need to position mics or mic stands, just plug a standard XLR cable into the preamp and it's ready
  • The drum set will have a very clean look without the clutter of mics and stands

UKKO Snare Preamp Specifications:

  • Frequency response: 60 Hz - 35 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Phantom power required: phantom powered 12 - 50-volt
  • Output impedance: 200 ohm balanced
  • Weight: 50 g. / 74g. with rim mount
  • Dimensions:
  • 76 mm (3.00") / 48 mm (1.90") / 40 mm (1.60")
  • With rim mount: 102 mm (4.00") / 48 mm (1.90") / 66 mm (2.60")

Order Codes

  • UKKO-S (kit includes 1 pcs UKKO DMS snare preamp and mounting hardware, 1 pcs UKKO contact mic)
  • UKKO-PACK (5-piece kit includes UKKO-S x 1; UKKO-K x 1; UKKO-T x 3)