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Title: Best pick-up that is not mounted in the bridge?
Post by: willfo on January 18, 2013, 06:48:45 PM
   I can't play the normal bridge mounted pickups - they just pick up too much noise when ever I go into a chop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I did hear a great sound from either a L.R. Baggs or a Barcus Berry that was just attached to the sound board the other day , but I'm really uninformed about Mando pickups so I would love to hear about any suggestions players who might have had experience amplifying with a full band may have.


Title: Re: Best pick-up that is not mounted in the bridge?
Post by: brandon on January 18, 2013, 07:33:04 PM
I have limited experience with mandolins but I've used the LR baggs radius-m and its very nice.

Only complaint is that it had the tendency to slide which I'm sure was my fault for not having it mounted securely enough.


Title: Re: Best pick-up that is not mounted in the bridge?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 18, 2013, 07:33:18 PM
Check out some of the mic's used for violin.I'm installing a Fishman bridge style on a Rogue for a client and have suggested to him to run it thru the PARA since it has a gain control which helps with that extra noise factor.I'll know more Monday when I'm finish do the other work.


Title: Re: Best pick-up that is not mounted in the bridge?
Post by: CelticDude on January 19, 2013, 09:30:07 PM
I recently put a K&K Twin mandolin pickup in my mando (Collings MT A-style), and like it a lot.  K&K offers both an internal or an external option for mandolins; I have the internal.  I installed this myself, using a TapaStrings endpin jack for mandolins, which was a bit harrowing, but both the mandolin and I survived the procedure.  A very clean-sounding pickup, not needing a preamp (at least through an Ultrasound AG15; YMMV).


Title: Re: Best pick-up that is not mounted in the bridge?
Post by: Nort on February 05, 2013, 12:28:59 AM
I use the Baggs Radius p.u. on my Ratliff R5, I like it, nice even acoustic sound.
then only thing I've adjusted, is just to add a little more bass to the mix through my amp.