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Thread #116640   Message #2505603
Posted By: Zen
02-Dec-08 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
I have fitted several instruments (guitars and mandolins) with Pick-up the World transducers... usually the PUTW 27 model. They comprise a slightly wider than usual polymer strip that sticks onto the bridgeplate inside the instrument rather than being the under-the-saddle type that tend to be liable to "quacking".

The sound is extremely natural to my ears, close to a mic sound, but the pick-ups do require a preamplifier (I have used both PUTW's own in-line model and a Fishman preamplifier... both worked very well). As far as I can remember, these are made by a Mudcat member who used to post here so there may be previous threads on PUTW.