The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116640 Message #2505478
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
01-Dec-08 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
way back when i was a teenage proto punk
i started out with a cheap italian acoustic from my mums xmas mail order catalogue
and fitted it with a schaller soundhole magnetic pickup
that did ok through a 120 watt amp
until i got my first proper solid body electric back in '76.
Now I've sort of gone full circle and fitted a budget Art of Lutherie
Solid Cedar top with one of these good enough quality low cost
acoustic guitar single coil pickups
no fuss or complicted setup, works straight out the box
and sounds really good through a vox valvtronix amp..
evenlty balanced warm and 'natural' bluesy jazzy tone..
and even grits up really nicely with a little overdrive..
and as a bonus, virtually no discernable over-intrusive single coil hum