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Helpinstill Designs xxxx5154 Spruce St. xxxxHouston TX 77401 xxx713/432-1089

Model 300 Grand & Upright Touring System

We combined the Model 280 Grand unit with a special set of Humbucking Upright pickups compatible with the XLR-input powered mixer to allow the touring keyboardist to be able to work with any kind of piano ever encountered on the road. Inspired by Charles Helpinstill (Ezra Charles)'s frequent festival trips to Europe: when faced with the various possibilities he might have to deal with, he put together this combination to handle anything out there, and also to take advantage of the latest developments in Helpinstill Sensors. A special type of Upright Sensors with Balanced-Line, Humbucking construction and XLR connectors to interface with the Powered Mixer adds vertical pianos to the capabilities. The mixer is even equipped with two power supplies, to allow connection to either U.S. or European-style electrical outlets. (It also can run on two 9-volt batteries in a pinch.) The addition of a free carrying case fitted to hold all of the various pieces at once makes this the Ultimate Helpinstill. The Model 280 Grand pieces are shown in the photograph; the 300 has three more elements for the Upright installations that make a total of six. We now have this item on hand, ready to ship. $1695

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Also available: Model 300 System without Mixer. Our new Balanced-Line Humbucking Sensors terminate in XLR-type connectors, making it easy to plug directly into three channels of a sound system or any mixer with mic inputs. Many acts are now using this method to interface directly into their monitor board or other setup. Comes with all the brackets and accessories necessary for installation on any Grand or Upright piano. $1395

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Already on tour with Bob Malone (John Fogerty Band).

Click HERE to watch video of installation typical of all Grand systems


Model 300 Mixer

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