The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116640   Message #2505598
Posted By: PoppaGator
02-Dec-08 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
I suppose different recommendations would be in order depending upon whether you (A))want your acoustic guitar to sound "natural" (i.e., like a miked or unamplified acoustic guitar, but louder and without having to hold it up to a microphone) or (B) want to "convert" your instrument into an electric (i.e., electic-sounding) guitar.

In other words, whether you want to enhance/amplify your solo (or small-folk-group) sound, or to function as part of a rock, jazz, or electric-blues band.

I have very little first-hand experience, but based on observation and listening, preserving an acoustic sound seems to be much more problematic than simply becoming more "electrified." I'd be interested in any future comments that address the problem of plugging in without drastically changing the mellow sound of a high-quality wooden box.