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Someone make my acoustic louder (please)

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:55 pm
by Yarn
It's been a long time coming, and I think I'm afraid. I need to amp up my Martin in order to play it in my band, but I have no idea about what sort of acoustic pickups to install. Money isn't a big option either, because I'm really looking for good sound, that'll last me years, and I'm willing to pay for that. There are a lot of options, and I have heard a lot of bad things about a lot of brands and products. If anyone has any advice, I would love to hear it.

Thank you all.

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:45 am
by John
Rosebud!

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:03 pm
by Yarn
After a quick internet search, I failed to find information . . . my luck. If you could give me anymore information/details that might help, I would be forever in your debt. Thanks again. :)

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:26 pm
by sour29
Google: Citizen Kane.

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:54 pm
by matthewsturm
Try a Fishman Gold Plus undersaddle pickup. It's great because it's got a preamp and tiny, itty-bitty elf sized EQ built in to it. It's also really cool if you don't want any exterior modification done to your guitar. The only problem is that it doesn't have any kind of volume control.

Another system you may want to look into is the Schertler Bluestick. It's a transducer mic system that goes under the top of your guitar directly below the bridge and vibrates like a guitar top. It's about the closest thing I've heard to true acoustic tone. The only problem I've found with it is that it gets feedback kinda easily. Hope this helps, succa.

-matthew
www.matthewsturm.com