Posted on April 21, 2023February 2, 2024 by Dale Phillips Questions: Amplifying Flattop Bass Questions: Amplifying Flattop Bass by Harry Fleishman Originally published in American Lutherie #65, 2001 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Six, 2013 Mark Brantley of Appleton, Minnesota asks: I recently ordered Tim Olsen’s plans for the Flattop Bass (GAL Plan #13). Do you have any advice on a good electric pickup for it? Harry Fleishman of Boulder, Colorado responds: It’s difficult to offer too much advice about amplifying your acoustic bass without more input about how loud you need to play, how high a fidelity to the instrument’s actual acoustic voice you want, and what your budget is; but here goes anyway. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.