Acoustic Guitar sound hole pickup

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  1. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    i don't know, having never heard of that brand, but the phrase "outstanding value for money" in the ad copy usually translates as "no".
     
  2. Aj_rocker

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    can you recommend something else??

    AJ
     
  3. solitaire

    solitaire Senior Member

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    Electro magnetics? The Lace Acoustic Blade is by far the most acoustic sounding of them all.
     
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    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    I've only had experience with the EMG and LR Baggs M1 and of the two, the M1 is my favorite by a long shot. I've yet to hear a better sound hole pickup.
     
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    +1 on the LR Baggs M-1... I've got a passive model in a Guild D15, sounds great & never any issues with feedback so it can be used in a band setting.
     
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    The Baggs M1 is excellent. The Fishman Rare Earth aren't bad. The Sunrise are very good and excellent if paired with a surface mount transducer. I haven't heard anything else out there that I would consider.
     
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    you haven't heard a Sunrise;)
     
  8. solitaire

    solitaire Senior Member

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    In retrospect, I hope I wasn't too categoric in my previous post, although no electro magnetic pickup I've come across - and I've tried most of this type of gear out there - have the definition and dynamic range and frequency range of the Lace.

    I would guess it has to do with the low impedance and high output design the manufacturer claims to have a very broadband pickup characteristic. It's a bit costy though, but I would say it's well worth the money spent.

    http://lacemusic.com/acoustic_pickups/acoustic_blade/blade_specs.php
     
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    +1 Love my sunrise...Nothing beats a condenser, but the Sunrise is quite versatile when you can't throw a mic on there...
     

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