#1
Okay guys so I have a violin style clip on microphone which I have until now just been using to plug my acoustic guitar into an electronic tuner. I also have a soundhole magnetic style pickup which I have been using for live gigging when micing up the guitar has not been a practical option. This however created a rather "electronic sound" and Im looking at creating a more realistic representation of the acoustic guitar sound.

What I was wondering was if by using a simple headphone splitter (the type people use to listen to plug two pairs of headphones into one amp) and a simple jack extension chord (maybe a guitar lead with a jack to input converter on the end simply for length), I may be able to effectively create a blend pickup system without forking out for something new... The magnetic pickup has "volume" and "tone" controls, which if this works I was hoping would be able to allow me to customize the balance between microphone and magnetic pickup to suit my surroundings...

Your thoughts? Would this work?
I've been here since '04.

Last edited by NFFC_1865 at Oct 23, 2009,
#2
interesting. You should try it, there wont be any harm in that. You're gonna need an EQ pedal like the Fishman Pro Platinum EQ or the LR Baggs PADI for it as well. Let us know how it works out


EDIT: when you do this, try to keep the magnetic pickup lower. This will take out unwanted quackiness and mid range and will sound a lot more natural. The magnetic pickup will be in charge of helping the guitar cut through a loud mix better while the majority of the tone's body will come from the mic
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Last edited by Bright Light at Oct 23, 2009,
#3
You may want to try asking in Gear Building & Customizing forum. They would probably know how to put all the stuff together.
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