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combining transducers,magnetics,piezos and internal mics

yes,i mean in this case for a steel string,like i said
more for the purpose of applying effects since this
transducers arent directly amplifying the strings,so
it sounds like a magnetic would do a good job,but then
we are talking about drilling another output hole on
the guitar with 3 cables going into the mixing
board,oh lordy...;-)
the LR baggs M1 sounds wonderful but the rare earth
aint bad either...

--- Kevin <kevin@TheNettles.com> wrote:

> At 04:18 AM 2/12/2006, Lius wrote:
> >I have
> >never used a magnetic,do you think this would be a
> >better option than a piezo?
> It depends on how you want to sound and whether
> you're using nylon or 
> steel strings. A magnetic pickup is only going to
> work on steel strings.
> Whenever electricity's involved, your sound will be
> compromised.  The 
> best acoustic guitar sound is always unamplified. 
> Second best is a 
> couple of studio-quality microphones.  After that
> it's a matter of 
> taste.  A magnetic pickup on an acoustic guitar will
> sound a bit like 
> a jazz electric hollowbody guitar.  A piezo
> transducer will sound 
> harsh in the upper ranges and kind of crinkly.  An
> internal 
> microphone is good but won't pick up well all the
> delicate sounds of 
> fingernail against string, and will be lower-range
> by comparison with 
> the piezo.  For these reasons, people will choose
> combinations of 
> magnetic pickup, transducer and/or internal mic as
> well as preamps 
> and mini-mixing systems.
> The best judge here is going to be your own two
> ears. Because of all 
> the acoustic compromises, your choice is going to
> depend on your 
> venue and your own style of music.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> www.TheNettles.com


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