|Welcome to the Ubertar Hexaphonic guitar pickup page. We are a small company (currently just one person-- Paul Rubenstein, that's me) specializing in passive, electromagnetic, polyphonic pickups for stringed musical instruments, particularly hexaphonic guitar pickups.
A hexaphonic guitar pickup (sometimes called a divided pickup) is a pickup
with six outputs (one for each string on the guitar). Polyphonic
pickups are pickups with multiple outputs of any number, including
heptaphonic pickups for seven-stringed guitars, quadraphonic pickups
for bass, and any other possibility. All of my pickups are passive
and electromagnetic - these sound much better than piezo or active
pickups, which are usually meant for MIDI applications, rather than
direct audio output.
Ubertar polyphonic pickups are typically wired to a multi-pin output
(7 or 13 pin) and connected via a cable to a breakout box with one
1/4" output jack per string. A breakout box can also be set
up with additional stereo outputs and a left/right switch for each
I also make one-string
(single string, individual) pickups and two-string
pickups, and more. .
*Ubertar hexaphonic pickups are compatible with Roland VG-99 and GR-20 processors (guitar synths).