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INSTALLATION MANUAL
B-BAND A3T SIDEMOUNT PREAMP WITH
B-BAND UST OR AST TRANSDUCER
This is a basic installation manual and tip sheet. For more information,
technical support, and pictures of installations about all B-Band products
please check the B-Band website at www.b-band.com or contact your
B-Band dealer, distributor or B-Band directly.
Date: 5
th
May 2007. Version .0.


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  • Page 1 B-BAND UST OR AST TRANSDUCER This is a basic installation manual and tip sheet. For more information, technical support, and pictures of installations about all B-Band products please check the B-Band website at www.b-band.com or contact your B-Band dealer, distributor or B-Band directly.
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    The outstanding sound reproduction of B-Band transducers is based on the technology of a very special, worldwide-patented material that is exclusive to B-Band. This material is very dif- ferent from, and has nothing to do with, piezo-electric films or transducers.
  • Page 3 Long-time exposure of UST or AST to high temperatures (over 50 °C / 120 °F) may reduce the output level permanently. x 2.75”) area that attaches to the guitar. The rest of the UST and the “lead” wire of the AST are not active. However, for best per- B-Band transducers will only work with B-Band preamps.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    - Small hex nut All B-Band A-series preamps are designed to give optimum - Small dress washer performance with B-Band UST and AST transducers. The main - Lock washer criterion in designing these preamps was to deliver studio qual- - Large dress washer...
  • Page 5 at this time, clean the bridge plate surface with a moist cloth AST at classical guitar type and let dry completely. The cardboard installation template for the 1470 AST is spe- cifically made for bridges that the saddle is at a slight angle to the bridge pinholes.
  • Page 6 (the wood reinforcement between the back and sides inside the guitar) and other reinforcements using a UST, check that it fits into the slot easily and that the saddle is sufficiently tight in the slot. Remove the strap button.
  • Page 7 Notice that the small holes on each connector of the transducer and battery cable harness should point upwards. If UST or AST is connected im- properly a loud audible hum will occur. Make sure that they are connected correctly.
  • Page 8: Installing The Preamp

    We do not recommend attaching the “lead” wires the output of the jack. of the UST or AST to the guitar by any means. This may cause excessive handling noise and resonance that sounds like distor- Next, test-fit the jack the endpin hole. It is easier to install the output jack by using an ink pen (or something similar) that fits tion.
  • Page 9: Troubleshooting

    If there’s only a very slight imbalance, let the saddle “shape” on 10. TROUBLE SHOOTING the UST for a few days. The fault may be repaired on its own. 10.1 No sound at all or intermittent sound Users have reported that after three (3) days the saddle has •...
  • Page 10: Customer Feedback

    11. CUSTOMER FEEDBACK strings. It may happen that the E string at the end of the UST If you have any comments, positive or negative, about any B- does not come as loud as other strings. In this case, make an- Band product, please do not hesitate to contact B-Band.
  • Page 11: Eu Declaration Of Conformity

    1.00” 13. EU / DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 1. VOLUME 2. BASS This B-Band product has been designed, manufactured and 3. MIDDLE tested to comply with the requirements of EMC directive 4. TREBLE 89/336/ EEC and CE mark directive 93/68/EEC and carry the 5.
  • Page 12 BATTERY The tuner Note Readout Display shows the nearest note of one A 9-volt battery powers the B-Band A5T preamp. Before con- plucked string’s sound. If the note showing is a half step (for necting the instrument to an amplifier or mixer please check example A#;...
  • Page 13: Your Guarantee

    Make sure that the amplifier or mixer volume is OFF and the EQ terials or workmanship, B-Band will, without charge for labor or tone controls are at flat or off. Plug a guitar cable into the output parts, repair or (at B-Band’s discretion) replace the product or jack of the guitar and into the input of the amplifier or mixer.
  • Page 14 Where applicable law prohibits or limits these liability exclu- external forces and impacts. sions, B-Band excludes or limits its liability only to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. For example, some coun- 4. This guarantee covers only hardware components of the tries prohibit the exclusion or limitation of damages resulting product.
  • Page 15 A3T opening Case 1,34 1,54 39,2...
  • Page 16 B-Band, B-Band logo, A3T, UST, AST, HzzLess and “microscopic lens-like gas bubbles” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of B-Band Ltd in the United States and / or other countries. Patented, patents pending. List of patents are available from B-Band Ltd upon request.

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