July 25th, 2012, 05:03 AM
I hope this is the right place for this. I recently bought a '98 Guild Dv 52 and had a K&K Mini Western installed. It sounds out of phase. Kinda like it's plugged into a heavy chorus pedal. I know that it's not right, but don't know what to do about it. Maybe take it back to the guy who installed it.
Has anyone had this problem? Any advise welcome.
August 13th, 2012, 12:32 PM
If there's only one pickup, then it's not a phase issue. In fact, it's common to flip the phase of an acoustic guitar signal to combat feedback (get the PA speaker cones and the guitar top moving in opposite directions, something like that).
What you describe sounds more to me like an impedance issue, in other words you might not be using the input that the amp or mixer expects you to use for that type of pickup. Is there an onboard preamp? Do you have a "magnetic/piezo" switch on your amp? I notice that the K&K Pure Mini does not have any active electronics on it, in other words you need some sort of outboard preamp or you'll get all kinds of signal loss by the time you get to the amp. The LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI is the bread and butter preamp/eq/direct box around these parts, but Fishman makes some nice belt-clip units that are less expensive.