July 15th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Does anyone know of a good sounding pickup for an acoustic? I mean the kind that just go into the soundhole, because I'm looking to buy another acoustic and I don't really want the guitar to be obscured by an EQ on the side of it.
July 19th, 2005, 09:26 PM
the Baggs M1 is a very nice soundhole pickup - probably the best in it's price range and certainly one of the best single source choices out there. If you can afford it, go with a Sunrise and a good pre-amp.
OTOH, just about any pickup system can be mounted in your guitar without cutting a hole in the side... you'll just need to have some kind of off board pre-amp.
Just be aware that any acoustic pickup is a series of trade-offs between acoustic sound, simplicity, price, and feedback resistance. There is no such thing as accurate, cheap, simple, and resistant to feedback (although the M1 comes pretty close).
July 19th, 2005, 10:28 PM
I was thinking of a Sunrise too. You'll want to go for a S-1 LW model for a removable pickup with a cord attached. I was in Shoreline Music ~ 2 months ago and they had them available.
Here you go too: http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/items/SRS1LWJ.htm