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« on: June 16, 2011, 10:42:53 PM »

 Has anyone installed a pup in an octave mando?
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 11:44:54 PM »

I have a McIntyre Feather on my Crump OM. It sounds pretty good, although I rarely plug it in.

The Octave Mandolin is pretty much riding in the the mid to upper registers of the guitar. I have seen/heard of folks using, pretty much, the stuff out there that is available for the acoustic guitar.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 07:55:47 AM »

Pick up the world! They will make one custom if needed, great sounding and great people to deal with. I searched around for where to get a p/u on mine and after research found out about them. They will make p/u's for anything thing you may want one for as well. With mine I took measurement of bridge and they made it. Check'm out. You can call and they will patiently discuss what you need. A little more pricey but you get what you pay for. Sounds natural and has good output level.

http://www.pick-uptheworld.com/

P.S. I had McIntyre put in at thier shop (in 000-60 Guitar). There are located close here on coast of NC. It is the least favorite of my pick-ups. It sounds "OK" but has weak output compared to K&K or Pick-up the world. I also have a custom mandolin that came with McIntyre as well and same deal.  Definitely needs a preamp and they will tell you that straight up. The weak output seems to equate to losing something as well even after boosted up IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 10:19:52 PM »

LR Baggs makes the radius pickup. I dont have a mandolin and dont know much about the pickup but I do use Baggs in my 2 Larrivee's and love them. My guess is that it would be worth a look.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 06:50:22 PM »

Thank you everyone for the advice  , very helpful!!!
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