#1
Which overall is better do you think. Some Piezo's sound great but only with a preamp, some sound hole pickups are loose and really quiet, what do you say?

EDIT: Forgot about blended pickups....
Last edited by jtyoss at Aug 18, 2007,
#2
It depends on your amp and how loud you want to play.

If you want to play realy loud you are best off getting a soundhole pickups and playing through and electric guitar amp or an acoustic amp that has a high Z imput.

If you want to play kinda loud you will want an undersaddle transducer with an acoustic amp. Or you will want a good preamp and then plug the preamp into a keyboard amp or a PA.

If you want the most acousticly accurate system, you need to use a soundboard transducer and run it into the mic imput of a PA or keyboard amp. A good preamp can make it so that you can run into line level in's or guitar in's.

Blending systems give you the most versitility. For example, I've been installing a lot of under saddle transducers and soundhole pickups with a blender so that they can rock with a full band or play quiet ballads with the same gutiar. The trick with a blending system is that it needs to have a stereo output so that you can run the soundhole pickup and transducer to different amps.
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#4
Quote by CorduroyEW
It depends on your amp and how loud you want to play.

If you want to play realy loud you are best off getting a soundhole pickups and playing through and electric guitar amp or an acoustic amp that has a high Z imput.

If you want to play kinda loud you will want an undersaddle transducer with an acoustic amp. Or you will want a good preamp and then plug the preamp into a keyboard amp or a PA.

If you want the most acousticly accurate system, you need to use a soundboard transducer and run it into the mic imput of a PA or keyboard amp. A good preamp can make it so that you can run into line level in's or guitar in's.

Blending systems give you the most versitility. For example, I've been installing a lot of under saddle transducers and soundhole pickups with a blender so that they can rock with a full band or play quiet ballads with the same gutiar. The trick with a blending system is that it needs to have a stereo output so that you can run the soundhole pickup and transducer to different amps.


Thanks thats a great description it helped a lot. It's all pretty confusing..I've got about AUD $200-250 (about 80-100 GBP) on getting a pickup installed on my acoustic so I can play gigs with it, it'll be through PA systems so would you recommend an under saddle transducer, with a preamp system?