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Acoustic Pickups
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ejko

Total Topics: 24
Total Posts: 113
Anyone have any experiences to share regarding acoustic pickups? Pros/cons to under saddle vs. K&K-type?

Thanks!

Ed

Sep 17, 06 | 4:52 pm
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
Hi Ed "Artec" makes a three way blender that is fabulous for the money! Gives you the whole ball of wax in one system.

Ken

www.kennethmichaelguitars.com

Sep 17, 06 | 5:37 pm
BarryO

Total Topics: 9
Total Posts: 58
Ed - I've done a bit of experimenting (installed a Lace unit on my Resonator, and an under saddle Fishman unit on my 12 string, as well as fine-tuning an under saddle unit on my Washburn J28), but I recently looked to Cumpiano for some ideas and like what he says about the 'mic' style units combined with 'outboard' controls/pre-amps/power sources. Still not sure where I will end up, but he has some good info. I know this is not particularly definitive info, but...

Please keep us posted.

Barry

Sep 18, 06 | 1:34 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Ed -- I enjoy the natural sound of the Baggs M1 Active. I have one installed on my Triple-O Rosewood/cedar and find that it picks up all the string sound, overtones and resonance, plus body taps, etc. It's a nice alternative in that it can be installed permanently or temporarily. You can find them on the internet usually for about $100. I've also used the M1 Passive, and though it's better than any other passive pickup I've ever used, it's not as good as the active model.

I've used undersaddle pickups also -- don't like them personally. They do not give a true acoustic sound, though some people like them a lot.

If you want to get a good sampling of some differences of pickups on different guitars, Doug Young (writes for Acoustic Guitar Magazine) has an excellent website with comparisons on various guitars. http://www.dougyoungguitar.com/pickuptest.htm

Good luck! -- Bill

Sep 18, 06 | 4:46 am
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
I had a Fishman Rare Earth Humbucker in my Seagull and it worked really well for me. It's a magnetic soundhole pickup, so you can mount it temporarily or permanently. My current guitar has a Fishman Prefix+ preamp and Matrix undersaddle pickup. It sounded a little trebly for my tastes at first. I have since added a Pick Up The World QuackBuster to it and that has made it quite acceptable. The QuackBuster is a film-type soundboard pickup that you attach to the bridge and wire in parallel with the undersaddle pickup. It adds some nice "air" to the tone and also smooths out the undersaddle harshness.

On the 000 kit I will probably try a D-TAR pickup, as I am a strong believer in 18 volt preamps from my bass guitar experience.

Sep 18, 06 | 7:23 am
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Ed--

Bill's advice about Doug Young's site is on the money. I have a RareEarth humbucker and a Markley Pro-Mag. I like the tone of the RareEarth best, but the truth is that I don't play out (the world may breathe a collective sigh of relief :) !! ) and I really only use the RareEarth when I am with my brothers during the holidays and competing against strats.

--Jim

Sep 18, 06 | 1:30 pm
ejko

Total Topics: 25
Total Posts: 113
Ken,

The Artec site has a multitude of pickups listed. Do you know the model # you are referring to?

And many thanks to all who responded above.

I spent about an hour listening to the various pickup samples on Doug Young's site above. There is not really a 'dog' in the lot! To my ear, at best I could put them into two - maybe three - buckets (i.e. good-better-best).

I'm exploring this for my next build. Recognizing I'll be installing the pickup unit as part of the build vs. after-the-fact, does this change anyone's recomendation?

Regards,

Ed

Sep 18, 06 | 4:18 pm
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
Ed the model I was thinking about is HT-TBL blender Three pickups and EQ for --- under $100! I personally do not like the crunchy sound I hear from under the sadlle pickups B- Band bridge plate style seems better but a lot of $$$$$

Ken

Sep 18, 06 | 5:03 pm
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
Hi Ed I bought some stuff from here

http://www.acousticpreamp.com/httbl.html

a while back (no problems) if you don't like -- it can be returned for a refund including shipping. He's got the HT-TBL unit for $69.95

Ken

Sep 19, 06 | 2:51 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
OK...so I really slowed down in my build process. It is coming along and will get some finish coats this weekend.

However, be that as it may, following my Hostile Acquisition, I have also acquired a Genz-Benz Shenandoah Jr. Now I am thinkin of pickups for this kit build. The bridge I am using has a split saddle so that quickly eliminates the under-saddle piezos. Which leaves me with under bridge or sound hole pickups. I am really leaning toward the under bridge for a nice clean look.

While wading around, I found JJB Electronics who are saying all of the right things...'same as big names'...CHEAPER... but hey, I watch Mad Men...that is probably just marketing hype.

Do any of you have experience with JJB Electronics that you can share?

Sep 22, 07 | 4:42 am
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
Does not look like they include (in my opinion) the required pre-amp --- so are they really that much cheaper than the name brands?? Might want to check out the Artec line.

Ken

Sep 22, 07 | 4:59 am
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
Split bridges can still use an undersaddle pickup. But you end up installing two of them and connecting them together. I've not done it and I do not know how, but I'm sure the manufacturers can explain the process. Lowden guitars have the same issue.

Sep 22, 07 | 7:21 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Geezy....Ask and ye shall get! Thanks guys!!!

So, I followed up on Ken's suggestion and am looking through Artec and in the back of my head is Dennis's response and there, before me, are Split Bridge options for my guitar (see P402 and P432 toward the bottom of the page)...

Well....back to the drawing board.

Sep 22, 07 | 7:32 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
OK...I do not think this next question will hijack Ed's original question. If so shout and we will start new thread.

Passive vs. Active - Ummmm? I have seen both, I have both, but not really sure of the pros/cons of either.

Does a passive just use 'phantom' power and therefore not have a need for on board battery.

How are the Fishman Classic 4 setups? (One came installed on my Breedlove AC250/SM12 and sound quite nice through my GB Shen Jr.)

Sep 30, 07 | 3:30 pm
leftykitman

Total Topics: 22
Total Posts: 137
I had a LR Baggs dual source (undersaddle pickup and mic) factory installed in my 1998 Talor 510 and it sounded REALLY good.I'd buy that pickup system again in a heartbeat.
Paul

Sep 30, 07 | 3:40 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
**** PLEASE DISREGARD MY QUESTIONS ****

Google has more answers that one can hope to digest. No need to clog this site with that stuff.

Oct 01, 07 | 3:06 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Jessie -- I appreciate the need to sell, and the need for visibility, and the need to expand on someone else's mention of your products, but I will be removing your post because the right to make a post of a sales nature is limited to those who have paid for advertising on the forum. The mention of your product by a member is otherwise adequate to bring people to your website.

If you would like to advertise, please contact me by sending a note to kitguitar@gmail.com Thanks.

Bill Cory
Forum Owner

Jan 29, 08 | 5:39 am
000lover

Total Topics: 71
Total Posts: 330
I second the LR Baggs M1 active. I have also tried the K & K pure western mini pu and they aren't bad but I would rather have the m1. If you do look at k&k do NOT get the regular pure weterns, they have WAY to much bass.

Besides sound, the M1 can act as a pickup system for many guitars. All you need is an extra strapjack assembly. Also, you can adjust the poles to get less or more treble or bass.

Sounds very good with a sure sm57.

Jan 29, 08 | 12:02 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
+1 for the Baggs active M1.




Jan 29, 08 | 4:34 pm



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