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« on: January 09, 2008, 03:39:01 PM »

I have a LV-09 with a B-Band A2.2 (no cut). I'm not all that happy with the sound, despite using a PARA DI and AER Compact 60. I find it sounds rather thin scratchy, lacking woodiness/warmth/mids. My L-05MT with I-beam active (left channel) and fishmann rare earth soundhole pickup (right channel) sounds better (though the I-beam is rather more feedback prone).

Seems a little pointless to take the A2.2 out (and I don't mind using it to blend in some lows whilst recording), so I'm wondering if there's a system I can add in to supplement / compliment / blend with the A2.2. I'm guessing it'd be necessary to have a stereo output.

I've heard good report on th K+Ks, but never heard them myself. Do they stand up week against feedback? Anything else worth considering?

I also have a Seymour Duncan magmic soundhole pu/mic blender (mono) which I guess I could use, though I'm hesistant to install that as i) they don't look to pretty - it'd kinda spoil the look of the LV and ii) i also use this guitar for recording, and fear that the pickup in the soundhole would adversely affect the tone (anyone found this?).

Thanks for any advice,


Larrivees LV-09, L-05MT and P-03; Lowdens S-7 (1988) (FOR SALE), O-12 (2004)  and Baritone (2009); McIlroys A25c (2003) and A25c custom (2010); Sada Yairi Soloist (1965) - nylon string; Parker NiteFly with Roland GK-2a MIDI pickup; PBC superstrat and 5 string bass; AER Compact 60.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 11:32:57 PM »

I have the A2.2 in my LV-19  and it sounds as good as any other pickup system I've used. Have you tried to adjust the gain controls on the preamp, maybe they are set to low.


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