Pickup for a Hummingbird?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by wattsup32, May 5, 2008.

  1. wattsup32

    wattsup32 Member

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    I want to put a pickup into my Hummingbird. I'd like the end strapbutton kind. I don't really like soundhole pups. I don't want to add an EQ or anything. Really, I'm more looking for plug and play. We usually go straight into a PA when playing live.

    What pup do you recommend?

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. gibsonjunkie

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    I had a Fishman under saddle installed and use their preamp into a PA. It works great...
     
  3. Jimmydeez

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    I have heard great things about the K & K pure western.
     
  4. erivel

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    The new Fishman Matrix Infinity looks promising.
     
  5. in a little row

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    Have to say K&K has worked best for me in my martin, should more than suit your needs and sounds damn good and is about as non-invasive an install as it gets...


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    LR Baggs Element is thus far my favorite... but that's in a band situation. If you're going to use it for acoustic "cafe" style gigs I'd use something like a K&K.
     
  7. wattsup32

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    Thanks to all. This will be used in a band situation, so maybe the element is the way to go?
     
  8. erivel

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    I have to say from my experience that Fishmans do really well in the live band situation.
     
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    i have fishman in my SSTs, I find USTs acceptable but still problematic in band sits, volume is the enemy with flattops...i use a Baggs M1a for this application in my martin
     
  10. cornerstone

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    For acoustics you should try B-band or K&K western. Minimal installation and no modifications needed on the guitar.
    I use mostly B-Band on all my guitars and sounds great!
     

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