#1
hey guys
so i saw g.love and john butler trio last night and they had something on their guitar ive never seeen nor know what it is
anyone know?
its this little like metal thing that went across the hole of the acoustic guitars
i have no idea what it is or what it does

please help
thanks!
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#2
if it was just a bar it was probably a pick up, if it was a huge metal bowl it was probably a resonator guitar.
#3
It's a pickup, some are just some kind of large bar covering the hole, some makes some kind of bowl inside it.
#4
or it could possibly have been a feedback blocker thing - not sure what the official term is - although they're usually made of a rubbery material
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#5
Quote by AXmichigan
its this little like metal thing that went across the hole of the acoustic guitars
i have no idea what it is or what it does

please help
thanks!



sounds like an acoustic pickup. a way to amplify an acoustic without mic'ing it.
Jenneh

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#6
how does it sound in comparison to a guitar pickup or a microphone?
im trying to record and at home and cant the sound I really want (especially when strumming)

should i venture in getting one? or am i wasting my time??

thanks!
Taylor 314CE
Modulus G2T and G3CT
3 Warmoth Guitars
2 Fender MIA Strats--SRV & JM
Alvarez w/ Modulus Neck and EMG DG-20s
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 w/ 1960a cab
Breedlove AC250/SM12
Gold Tone Weissenborn
Adrenalinn III & FCB1010
ALOT of pedals
#7
Quote by The_Godfather
or it could possibly have been a feedback blocker thing - not sure what the official term is - although they're usually made of a rubbery material


this
#8
^not.

Quote by AXmichigan
how does it sound in comparison to a guitar pickup or a microphone?
im trying to record and at home and cant the sound I really want (especially when strumming)

should i venture in getting one? or am i wasting my time??

thanks!


depends on the pickup. fishman, dimarzio, bill lawrence, all make soundhole pickups.

you can get simple versions that clip into the soundhole and have a volume cotrol and 1/4 " wire that runs right to the amp / pa.

and then they have the type with an EQ preamp that needs to be installed.

either putting the pickup mic under the saddle, or in the soundhole, but then additionally drilling a hole for the output jack and / or the preamp box. if it's the kind that's mounted in the guitar.

a good pickup has some sort of volume control, easily accessable.
a preamp can always e purchased after.

they are very easy to use as compared to using an extra external mic.

but a good $100+ external mic usually sounds a little better for recordings.


FYI, most of my acoustics are acoustic / electircs with preamps. and it makes it a snap to DI into a pa for a pub gig.
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
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#9
it could be a pickup...but it could also be a anti-feedbacker
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#10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsnFvEQYJPU

there!
its shows some good views of his guitar
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Modulus G2T and G3CT
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Alvarez w/ Modulus Neck and EMG DG-20s
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 w/ 1960a cab
Breedlove AC250/SM12
Gold Tone Weissenborn
Adrenalinn III & FCB1010
ALOT of pedals
#11
that would be a pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Classic
Marshall MG100DFX *SOLD* REPLACED WITH PEAVEY CLASSIC 30
Boss GT-8
Breedlove AD/25 SR Plus

I'm TOOcool for sigs
#12
oh sweet thanks!

do you know which one?
Taylor 314CE
Modulus G2T and G3CT
3 Warmoth Guitars
2 Fender MIA Strats--SRV & JM
Alvarez w/ Modulus Neck and EMG DG-20s
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 w/ 1960a cab
Breedlove AC250/SM12
Gold Tone Weissenborn
Adrenalinn III & FCB1010
ALOT of pedals