Groundbreaking NanoMag™ Technology
At the heart of the Ultra-II is the NanoMag™ pickup. The NanoMag™ is a completely new kind of magnetic pickup that combines 3 Samarium-Cobalt magnets with on-board, active electronics to produce a low-impedance pickup with absolute linear response and an uncharacteristically wide frequency range. Voiced specifically for the Ultra-II, the NanoMag™ is embedded in the fingerboard just after the 22nd fret. Positioned at this harmonic-rich sweet-spot, the NanoMag™ is able to capture all harmonics with incredible accuracy with ZERO noise or artificial coloration. Front mounted controls for the Ultra-II remain in the standard LP locations. However, functions can change at the Neck Volume (magnetic), Bridge Volume (magnetic), Master Tone and NanoMag™ volume. The NanoMag™ controls as well as the 9-volt battery compartment are discretely mounted on the back of the Ultra II on the control cavity plate. Here, you can set the NanoMag's™ Treble, Bass and Gain settings. Once you find the settings you want, you generally won't make many change to them. However, the control is there if you need it.