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Title: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: dmw319 on March 27, 2017, 01:00:17 PM
I just bought a brand new 2016 OM-40 12-fret sunburst acoustic. I need to add a pickup to it and need suggestions. Let's hear em!

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: eded on March 27, 2017, 01:37:43 PM
For what I do, K&K Pure Western is "it", coupled with an Ultrasound Amp, or a K&K Pure Preamp when I plug into a bigger PA.  Sounds great, and no big mess of gear inside the guitar.

YMMV

Ed


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: headsup on March 27, 2017, 05:27:56 PM
4 or my five Larrivee stage guitars have the LR Baggs element system.
 easy instal, consistent sound, and both FOH and monitor desk engineers have no problem dealing up good sound, with nearly zero attack transience (unless I lean on the guitar.
 
I have 2 Larrivee OM sunburst guitars  with this system, as well as a C-09 BZ.

you'll hear as many opinions  here as there is pick ups......


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: eded on March 27, 2017, 05:48:20 PM

you'll hear as many opinions  here as there is pick ups......

Sometimes more opinions than pickups!  Lol!

Ed


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on March 28, 2017, 05:33:17 AM
K&K fan here.  I don't have any experience with the other systems, however.


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: dmw319 on March 28, 2017, 04:30:50 PM
thanks yall! I'm leaning towards the lr bags element so far.  :guitar


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: AZLiberty on April 01, 2017, 07:36:16 PM
For me, a Fishman Matrix Infinity.  No cut installation and I like the hidden soundhole controls.

LR Baggs makes a similar unit called the Element, but the Baggs UST is thicker and softer than Fishman's version, so it takes a bit more effort to cut a new saddle.

The K&K is a fine pickup if you don't mind carting around a bunch of external boxes to make it sound good.  At a minimum you need a DI box with ground lift, and depending on the house system, an external preamp can be very desirable.  Given those constraints, I'll never use a K&K again.  I want a simple plug and play, and the K&K just doesn't deliver on that score.


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: eded on April 01, 2017, 08:00:31 PM
The K&K is a fine pickup if you don't mind carting around a bunch of external boxes to make it sound good.  At a minimum you need a DI box with ground lift, and depending on the house system, an external preamp can be very desirable.  Given those constraints, I'll never use a K&K again.  I want a simple plug and play, and the K&K just doesn't deliver on that score.

I've never needed anything more than a K&K Pure Preamp, and going into most acoustic amps, I don't even need that.  The idea of having a bunch of crap (batteries, preamps, etc. ad nauseum) inside my guitar has negative appeal to me.  I've seen a guitar that had a "secure battery holder" fail.  No thanks.  Barn doors are even worse.  But, if it's what you like, more power to you.

Ed


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: Yippie on April 02, 2017, 02:19:30 AM
I have a LR Baggs Anthem in my D-04 and am extremely happy with it. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these recommendations.


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: dmw319 on April 03, 2017, 12:26:37 PM
thanks again everyone!


Title: Re: New Larrivee owner, need electronics advice
Post by: carruth on April 04, 2017, 08:23:29 PM
 :+1:  for the K & K.