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« on: May 15, 2007, 04:24:24 PM »

Any thoughts on a nice pickup for my new D-03.  I'm thinking that the Fishman Blend magnetic would be a good choice for the money.

Please advise, if you have any recommendations on pickups of choice.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 04:02:07 AM »

Any thoughts on a nice pickup for my new D-03.  I'm thinking that the Fishman Blend magnetic would be a good choice for the money.

Please advise, if you have any recommendations on pickups of choice.  Thanks.
     


First,  hello, I'm new to this site. Been watching for a few weeks and you look to be a nice group of people and I'm looking forward to being part of it.   

        Congrats on your new D-03. I have a Fishman Matrix Natural I in my Guild D-40 and it sounds great. It isn't required but I run it through a Fishman pro-eq preamp to be able to adjust tone.  My 2 channel amp has a master equalizer for both channels and I adjust that for my mic. The under saddle pickup does require some drilling and the saddle might require some adjustment so I would recommend having a tech do the installation. My Larrivee came with a B-Band A2.2 pickup and it sounds good but the Fishman through the EQ gives infinite tone variation.
 
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 01:05:39 AM »

I was looking at several pickups and a friend came over and had a Shadow pickup from the 80's, he let me try it for a week and I had a hard time giving it back.Well I did a search for Shadow pickups and a company called Aamps electric guitar store poped up and I ordered what I think is the best pickup I have ever tried. It is the Shadow SH 145,it is a sound hole pickup and has volume control at the sound hole,I run it thru a Marshall 50 watt amp and it sounds great.I have this in a Hummingbird copy and itsounds terrific.Check it out I don't think you will be disappointed. Also I do not have any affiliation with either Aamps or Shadow electronics.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 09:15:25 PM »

Check out this website  http://www.myspace.com/shadowpickups

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 11:42:50 PM »

I have the fishman magnetic blend in my OM-03R. I think it has an overall good sound. It is great if you finger pick!
It has a different voice than my other acoustic pickups. The signal is a little quiet so I bought a LR Baggs Preamp direct box. This is great.
I also own the ellipse blend (my favorite) in my Martin HD-28, and the KK pure western Mini in my L-03.  Each has it's own voice and sounds well in different settings.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 12:02:34 AM »

How much do you want to spend? The K&K Pure Western seems to have quite a following. I was looking at the Power Pure combo, but decided to go to the LR Baggs I-Beam/Element combo called the I-Mix. After some talking with the folks at LR Baggs, I got a hold of Dave at Guitar Adoptions and he just ordered an M1 passive pick up and special cable (M1C3) to hook it into the I-Mix dual channel pre-amp. I'm going to try the I-Beam and M1 combo, as well as the M1 and Element combo.

According to the LR Baggs tech, the thinking is to get the full resonance from the I-Beam preferably (or the Element if the I-Beam proves to be a feedback issue) and mix in enough M1 to give the string attach and active mid/high. The special cable is for the passive M1 to combine with the pre-amp and mimics a longer cable (something like 12 feet) to bring the frequency response down from the normal passive cable. We'll see...
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2007, 11:46:00 PM »

Congratulations on your D-03!

I got my D-03 about 3 years ago and put a Fishman Natural Type II in it. Sounds great. Also I play it every Sunday in a church service, I'm one of two acoustics ans one electric. Am very happy with the combination.

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 10:23:25 PM »

I've got the Fishman Rare Earth HB, and it does the job nicely for me.  Depends on what you want, and how much you want to spend!  If I had the money, I'd have bought the blend, but the HB does the trick when I'm playing with the band. 

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