#1
Well, I got my acoustic guitar just last week and I'm wanting to put an acoustic Pickup on it. I'm new to this so yea...

I was looking into a Seymour Duncan Woody XL.....
http://www.billsmusiconline.com/seywoody-xl.html


Do I have to do any drilling (I'm wanting to avoid that) Also, can I be able to plug it in to my Roland Cube 20 amp or any other electric guitar amps?

Last, on the Woody XL. What are the adjustable pole pieces and what do they do?

Thank You
#2
man its definitely worth it to get a better acoustic pickup then that. i used to have one and compared to my pickup now its like night and day how much better it sounds.
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#6
Quote by Hairball135
but i would look into getting a soundhole plug they help

What you mean by soundhole plug, I've never heard...

What's wrong with the seymour woody XL, is it bad? Also, I was looking into a Dean Markley Pro Mag Grand..

I'm trying to get an acoustic tone like Andy Timmons in this video... 3:23-3:43 and the beginning of the song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOhvBPOgD5Y

Thanks for the quick Reply's everyone.
Last edited by life_777 at Jan 2, 2009,
#7
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Woody-XL-Adjustable-Pole-Pieces-Soundhole-Pickup?sku=300958

the adjustable pole pieces let you change the string volume, there are 6 poles, the closer they are to the string the louder they get, generally with these pickups the treble is a little louder that the bass and lo mids...

here are some better ones in the same price range

Fishman
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fishman-NeoD02-Humbucker-Soundhole-Pickup?sku=300190

Shadow

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Shadow-Passive-Soundhole-Single-Coil-Pickup-w12-Cable-?sku=300123

Dean Markley

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Markley-Pro-Mag-Grand-Acoustic-Pickup?sku=304012


there are others which need to be installed... but i thought you wanted a quick fix solution.
#9
Ok well, I think i'm just going to get the Seymour Duncan Woody XL and get the Soundhole Plug.

Does the soundhole plug make a difference on or off with the pickup?
#10
The best acoustic pup is, in my opinion, the K&K Sound Pure Western. This is a very simple, passive system, relatively easy to install. Consists of 3 small pads that glue onto the bridge plate from the inside, where the string holes come through the top. This also requires a drilled-out end-pin hole for the 1/4" phone jack, but this is very easy if you're careful. A lot of new guitars come with the end pin hole already pre-drilled.

The standard Pure Western puts out enough level that in most cases a pre-amp is not a necessity; the Pure Western Mini puts out slightly less level, but is still much hotter than any other passive system. The Mini works best in all but the largest-bodied guitars

The sound is completely accurate and exhibits none of the usual artifacts of acoustic pups...no quackiness, excessive feedback, grainy tone, nothing. Just the sound of your guitar. It is also very low profile and requires none of the wiring, battery clips or other onboard crap that a lot of acoustic systems are saddled with.

I find that using the onboard mic preamps of a small, inexpensive mixer, like a Behringer, Alesis, etc., is perfect for bringing the pups up to level if needed, and then you can feed both the PA mains and your onstage rig from this mixer, and blend fx, compression, etc, as well.

At about $89.00 a pop they're also the best deal out there on a high quality acoustic pup.
#11
Quote by maxtheaxe
The best acoustic pup is, in my opinion, the K&K Sound Pure Western. This is a very simple, passive system, relatively easy to install. Consists of 3 small pads that glue onto the bridge plate from the inside, where the string holes come through the top. This also requires a drilled-out end-pin hole for the 1/4" phone jack, but this is very easy if you're careful. A lot of new guitars come with the end pin hole already pre-drilled.

The standard Pure Western puts out enough level that in most cases a pre-amp is not a necessity; the Pure Western Mini puts out slightly less level, but is still much hotter than any other passive system. The Mini works best in all but the largest-bodied guitars

The sound is completely accurate and exhibits none of the usual artifacts of acoustic pups...no quackiness, excessive feedback, grainy tone, nothing. Just the sound of your guitar. It is also very low profile and requires none of the wiring, battery clips or other onboard crap that a lot of acoustic systems are saddled with.

I find that using the onboard mic preamps of a small, inexpensive mixer, like a Behringer, Alesis, etc., is perfect for bringing the pups up to level if needed, and then you can feed both the PA mains and your onstage rig from this mixer, and blend fx, compression, etc, as well.

At about $89.00 a pop they're also the best deal out there on a high quality acoustic pup.

Thanks for your suggestion but, I'm looking for a just a clip on and go Pup. Nothing permanent.

Ok, My final decision is to get a Dean Markley Pro Grand and a soundhole plug. Does that sound good to you guys?
Last edited by life_777 at Jan 3, 2009,
#12
Quote by life_777
Thanks for your suggestion but, I'm looking for a just a clip on and go Pup. Nothing permanent.

Ok, My final decision is to get a Dean Markley Pro Grand and a soundhole plug. Does that sound good to you guys?


the sound hole plug wont be able to fit in with the sound hole pickups.. the plugs are generally for mics, transducers, undersaddle pickups.. not magnetic pickups...

you should be fine without the plug, but if it starts feeding back way to much think about it...

is that the one with the free strings?
#13
Quote by redking14ca
the sound hole plug wont be able to fit in with the sound hole pickups.. the plugs are generally for mics, transducers, undersaddle pickups.. not magnetic pickups...

you should be fine without the plug, but if it starts feeding back way to much think about it...

is that the one with the free strings?

Yea, Search it up at the GC website, It comes with 2 blue steel strings for $59.95
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Markley-Pro-Mag-Grand-Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup-Bundle-304003-i1127973.gc


I've already change my mind on a pickup though...A fishman Neo-D for $50.00 here......
http://www.shorelinemusic.com/amplification/fishman.shtml

I heard the Fishman Neo-D was very good and for $50 that's a good deal...
Last edited by life_777 at Jan 4, 2009,
#14
I recommend the LR Baggs I-Beam Active. It sounds natural. The pick up you have will make it sound like an electric guitar.
#15
Quote by Guitar Hack
I recommend the LR Baggs I-Beam Active. It sounds natural. The pick up you have will make it sound like an electric guitar.

Over My Budget, But thanks