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Acoustic Guitar Pickup

GUEST,BILL 30 Dec 08 - 11:47 AM
Stringsinger 30 Dec 08 - 01:01 PM
Richard Bridge 30 Dec 08 - 04:30 PM
cptsnapper 20 Jan 09 - 09:21 AM
oombanjo 20 Jan 09 - 01:24 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 20 Jan 09 - 11:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: GUEST,BILL
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:47 AM

HAVE TAKEN BRIDGE APART ON MY TAKAMINE G IN ORDER TO LOWER ACTION A LITTLE.CAN SOMEONE TELL ME POSITION OF THE 3 STRIPS IN BRIDGE AS FELL OUT WHILE TAKING APART.


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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: Stringsinger
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:01 PM

Hey, you're not going to get a natural sounding guitar sound with a pickup period. The best result is a good condenser mic that reads the signal from the outside of the instrument which is the sound the guitar makers had intended for an acoustic instrument.

Otherwise, there are trade-offs. I can tell when someone is playing acoustic with a pick-up.
There is a kind of snap that they get when playing at high levels. I hear it on Pat Donahue's guitar on the Prairie Home Companion. I find it disconcerting.

This whole electronic mess is completely overdone and misleading. Electronic is electronic.
I have not heard an acoustic instrument played as it was intended to sound with any pickup including Schertler, Seymour Duncan, piezo, magnetic, tack-ons or even built in mics.

Even Joe Pass recorded an album with his unamplifed arch top guitar because he was going for the natural sound of the instrument.

Go with a high-end condenser for the best results.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 04:30 PM

Hi Bill

Are you talking about the white bone bits (saddles) or the flat strips underneath them?

There will be one white bit with a rounded end that is lower than the others. That should fit the treble side of the saddle slot.

The other two bits will go in the longer slot, the rounded ends at the end, and the lower one in the middle and the tallest one on the bass side.

If they fell out they are too loose. Shimming them to fit just right is a specialist job. Luthier. I recommend Brian Rodgers in Walderslade, Kent.


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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 09:21 AM

Amongst other work that he's done to it I've recently had a Fishman passive pickup fitted to my Thornbory guitar by Richard Bartram & I must say that I'm delighted with the result. But what's sauce for the goose etc. etc.


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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: oombanjo
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:24 PM

I took my Docherty ooo Brazilian over Electro music and asked Stewart if the guitar were his what would he put in it. He said that it would be a Highlander iP-1 as this is what Martin Simpson uses in his Sobel and he likes that sound.


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Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 11:54 PM

I use a Schaller Western II, a dynamic three mode soundholer with a volume control. I think it's about as good as any soundhole pickup that I've tried.

Schaller


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