Eapfep
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Join date: Jul 2011
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#1
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?

Thanks!
PSimonR
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Join date: Nov 2010
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#2
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/produkter.aspx?c=item&item=24343&category=118
which would give a nicer tone than a pickup but at the expense of gain before feedback margin.
Eapfep
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#3
How bad would the feedback be exactly?
I don't run anything complicated... Planning on just using a looper and a tiny little amp.
Eapfep
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#4
I'm also singing... Would a clip on mic pick up on all that as well?
Last edited by Eapfep at Feb 6, 2013,
PSimonR
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#5
Quote by Eapfep
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.
PSimonR
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#6
Quote by Eapfep
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.
Eapfep
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#7
I was actually planning on recording everything through a single USB microphone. (Voice+Looped Guitar)