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Michael T
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« on: July 25, 2008, 11:49:40 AM »

I ran across this article and posted in answer to another thread, but I thought it merited it's own. Great clips of a whole lot of the more popular pickups with different guitars. I am personally happy with my K&K/XLR combo for my DV-09, but there is a lot of info available here.

http://www.dougyoungguitar.com/pickuptest.htm

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02 Larrivee DV-09
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 03:10:58 PM »

Wow, that's a whole lot of information right there.   Somebody spent a lot of time putting that together.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 12:26:42 PM »

Great site! Ive just spent about 3/4 of an hour going back and forth comparing. Grate stuff, thanks Michael.

Cheers, Scott.
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Martin OM-21. 
Martin 00-18V.
Gibson SG Classic.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 11:45:33 PM »

I remember this site!  I first visited it back in like 2003 and it definitely is a great source of info.  I gotta put a plug in here for my Baggs Dual Element. 

Baggs Active Element + Dual Source Internal Mic = Perfect Combo

I was almost sold on the K&K with Mic until I heard the same 914C with just the Active Element.  It's almost just as good as the K&K with mic, and if you add the Dual Source mic to it.... 
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2003 Larrivée L-09: SOLD
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 05:33:58 AM »

Doug Young's site is great for relative comparisons of different single and dual source combinations.  However, and Doug would be the first to mention this, the dual source combinations are not real world at all.  This is because a good dual source topology uses separate eq for each source prior to blending.  That is not done on the main page of samples (there are some eq'd samples on another page).  This is particularly relevant to any dual source combination using an internal mic.  The difference between a SBT/internal mic blended without eq and a SBT/internal mic using separate parametric eq for each source prior to blending is like night and day - like a black and white photo of the Mercedes and actually being in that Mercedes driving it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 04:06:41 PM »

I ran across this article and posted in answer to another thread, but I thought it merited it's own. Great clips of a whole lot of the more popular pickups with different guitars. I am personally happy with my K&K/XLR combo for my DV-09, but there is a lot of info available here.

http://www.dougyoungguitar.com/pickuptest.htm


Most informative, thanks mate!!!
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