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Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: 12barBill on August 04, 2004, 02:25:32 PM
Have played a Seagull for five years. Like it , but recently played a Larrivee LV03E and it just felt Great in my hands.

I have an opportunity to order an LV03RE, which is what I want (rosewood).

I have the option of the B band A5 or A6. They are actually ready to install either one I chose.

I have read on this forum about problems with these transducers.

I need to let a dealer know something today.

Should I see if I can still get the guitar with no electronics (assuming they have not cut a whole in the side yet). Maybe add some other electronics later - something that does not require a whole in the side and internal battery.

Help, advice quickly, please.      


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: dreamsinger on August 04, 2004, 02:29:56 PM
Bag the B-Band and have a K&K put in later


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: Miata13 on August 04, 2004, 02:44:20 PM
I'm going with the K&K in my OO-05 as well.  Should receive it in today's mail.  No holes in the guitar, great reviews/feedback from users and very reasonably priced.

Rick


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: bing4sons on August 04, 2004, 03:20:25 PM
The B-Band A2.2 and LR Baggs iMix are both excellent pickups that don't require you to cut a hole in the guitar.  Personally, I would get the guitar and add the electronics later.


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: mnewton on August 04, 2004, 03:36:43 PM
Electronics later.


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: guitaradoptions on August 04, 2004, 03:38:39 PM
Agreed, electronics later!


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: 12barBill on August 05, 2004, 06:47:14 PM
OK - I have the LV03R being shipped to the dealer with no electronics.

Thanks for the responses.

Don't know what I'll put in it.

I'm not familiar with the K&K. Is that an under saddle transducer (piezo) or some type of under soundboard transducer.

Hope I don't regret going with "factory installed" electronics. I have talked with a guitar tech at a local Larrivee dealer and he said they are seeing problems with the B band A5 and A6 preamps, so I was a little uncomfortable.

 
 


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: Miata13 on August 05, 2004, 10:32:57 PM
Bill..here's a link to the K&K Pure Western...my "mini" wont' be installed until next week but I'll report on it then.  I took the advise of forum members and my Larrivee dealer.

http://www.kksound.com/pdf/purewestern_manual.pdf (http://www.kksound.com/pdf/purewestern_manual.pdf)

Rick


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: dbirchett on August 05, 2004, 11:26:35 PM
Quote
OK - I have the LV03R being shipped to the dealer with no electronics.

Thanks for the responses.

Don't know what I'll put in it.

I'm not familiar with the K&K. Is that an under saddle transducer (piezo) or some type of under soundboard transducer.

Hope I don't regret going with "factory installed" electronics. I have talked with a guitar tech at a local Larrivee dealer and he said they are seeing problems with the B band A5 and A6 preamps, so I was a little uncomfortable.
Bill,

I know you'll love the LV-03. I do.

I have heard some VERY good things about the Markley Sweet Spot. I would suggest that you look into it. As a plus, it does not need a preamp and is supposedly very natural sounding. And it has the advantage of being very affordable.

Does anyone here have any experience with it?


Title: Need Help Quick
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 06, 2004, 02:26:22 AM
OK Don I'll BITE.A long time ago in a very far away place...nonono that's another story.I've installed about 100 of these pickup's,the Dean Markley Sweetspot.It's 6 peizo crystals instead of film.It's a flexable foil pick,because it's crystals it seems to generate it's own powerat around 48 volt's so no battery.I've found it to be very natural and really doesn't need a pre amp but works very well with any of them.If you like give me a call at the store and I'll tell you about them.Much easier then my bad typing.