Masanori Yura (SFJAZZ Center Audio Engineer)

As FOH sound engineer at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best pianists in Jazz along with many touring engineers that travel with specialty piano pickups. After listening and testing many of these in various ensembles, I have come to trust the YAMAHIKO piano pickups as the best choice. They reproduce the most articulate, natural and balanced sound throughout the piano, especially when using a pair. These YAMAHIKO pickups provide the solutions for many situations when sound quality is of the utmost. While helping monitor engineers reproduce the piano for musicians especially on loud stages, the YAMAHIKO pickups have also proven helpful to FOH engineers in their quest for the most natural piano sound. With the prevalence of many piano pickups on the market, when the SFJAZZ Center decided to upgrade their piano pickups, the YAMAHIKO pickups were the only natural choice. Masanori Yura Audio Engineer SFJAZZ Center