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Old 02-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Quick question about Acoustic Pickups...

Hey,

I'm looking into using a looping pedal (Boss RC-3 probably) with my acoustic guitar, which is at this moment, fully acoustic. (It's a Norman B18)

What is the easiest pickup to install that would pick up "percussive" sounds made from tapping the body of the guitar?

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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While an electro-magnetic pickup will do this it tends to be insensitive to percussive effects and an under-saddle piezo pickup (Google Fishman) would be much better - maybe fitted by a luthier if you do not have the skill. An alternative would be a clip on mic. http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/pr...43&category=118
which would give a nicer tone than a pickup but at the expense of gain before feedback margin.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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How bad would the feedback be exactly?
I don't run anything complicated... Planning on just using a looper and a tiny little amp.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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I'm also singing... Would a clip on mic pick up on all that as well?

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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How bad would the feedback be exactly?
I don't run anything complicated... Planning on just using a looper and a tiny little amp.


The feedback would be OK for folk and folk-rock volume levels. Not really good for heavy rock - but with an accoustic that's not an issue is it. Note that a mic would need a mic input on your amplification system and if you sing as well, that's two mic inputs you need.
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I'm also singing... Would a clip on mic pick up on all that as well?

Not enough to notice. a decent vocal mic, close to you mouth, e.g Shure SM58, would allow decent separation of mic and guitar.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #7
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I was actually planning on recording everything through a single USB microphone. (Voice+Looped Guitar)
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