#1
I have an ooold yamaha acoustic that I haven't played in years, mainly because it doesn't have any built in pickups.

It has a beautiful sound, so I'm considering getting a pickup built into it, but I'm a little weary because I don't want the guitar destroyed

Which type of pickup should I get? And are there any particular make or model I should look at?

I'll mainly use if for acoustic or unplugged shows, but it is likely that it'll be used in a louder environment in a rock show (probably be DI'd at shows). My playing style is mostly strumming and picking, but I'm keen to get something that'll be able to pick up percussive effects (and maybe even some fret noise).

I'm looking to spend anything up to $200.
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#2
Use a Mic
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#3
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Use a Mic


Did I mention I like running around on stage? :P
Ibanez SAS32FM
Dunlop Crybaby
Korg Pitchblack
Boss LS-2
Boss SD-1 + 2 x Clones... all modded of course
Fulltone GT2
Hardwire DL-8
Big Muff (Russian)
Vox Pathfinder 15R
Vox AC30CC2
#4
Put a condensor mic inside the guitar. It will get the tone a lot better than a pickup. Just a quick question here... you run around while playing folk/acoustic?
#5
Quote by AndyGray
Put a condensor mic inside the guitar. It will get the tone a lot better than a pickup. Just a quick question here... you run around while playing folk/acoustic?


Haha, if I use it rock shows yes...

Won't a mic cause too much feedback for this particular application?
Ibanez SAS32FM
Dunlop Crybaby
Korg Pitchblack
Boss LS-2
Boss SD-1 + 2 x Clones... all modded of course
Fulltone GT2
Hardwire DL-8
Big Muff (Russian)
Vox Pathfinder 15R
Vox AC30CC2
#6
Duncan Woody pickup
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#7
A mic will definitely feedback in a loud show. You're going to need some sort of pickup. A Duncan Woody is a decent pickup. The one I use is the LR Baggs M1. Sounds absolutely amazing, but you will need to permanently install it into your acoustic. It's not really made to be easily removable.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#8
Quote by captivate
A mic will definitely feedback in a loud show. You're going to need some sort of pickup. A Duncan Woody is a decent pickup. The one I use is the LR Baggs M1. Sounds absolutely amazing, but you will need to permanently install it into your acoustic. It's not really made to be easily removable.


How much dismemberment is going to be needed to fit it?
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Dunlop Crybaby
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Boss SD-1 + 2 x Clones... all modded of course
Fulltone GT2
Hardwire DL-8
Big Muff (Russian)
Vox Pathfinder 15R
Vox AC30CC2
#9
Do you really need an acoustic that desperately for a rock show?
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How much dismemberment is going to be needed to fit it?


One hole at the bottom button hole to fit in a 1/4 inch jack. Not a whole lot of destruction. I have the M1 Active installed on my Martin. Sounds great. You need to be careful not to strum too close to the pickup tough. The volume button is on the side of the pickup, so you can actually turn the volume off if you accidentally hit it. It's not an often occurrence though. I strum closer to the bottom of the sound hole anyway.

I'm quite satisfied with my M1. The Active version(which I have) is about... $240. The Passive version should be quite a bit cheaper if I'm not mistaken.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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