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« on: June 26, 2011, 04:04:28 PM »

I read up on these pickups in AG magazine. It has been used by amongst others Michael Hedges and Jackson Browne. In fact, it is fitted standard in a new Gibson Jackson Browne Signature 12 fret sloped shoulder dread. The transducers are called ACOUSTIC LENS TRANSDUCERS - that got my attention alright. They don't seem to be freely available for sale.
Anyone know it? - opinions?


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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 10:33:02 PM »

Seem to be for sale on their website:

I'm guessing that it's the same technology that's in L.R. Baggs I-Beam and K+K pure western pickups - they are all soundboard transducers.  There are two transducers and the whole Amulet system is stereo, requires special cable to the pre-amp, etc.



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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 01:54:31 PM »

Awesome pickup system! Modern version of the FRAP. Will feedback at high volumes though as they are soundboard transducers. Not good for band situations.  VERY pricey at $700 a pop plus installation. Making the total price around $1200!!! If I had an extra $1200 bucks floating around with NO bills to pay EVER....I would have one. By the way....Hedges NEVER used a Trance Audio pickup. He used original FRAPS bulit by Arnie Lazarus in the 70`s. He DID use a custom preamp though, bulit by Gary Hull at Trance.  Good luck finding a used one for sale. They are sought after.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 07:47:08 PM »

Not sure where those prices came from!
I was just looking at their webpage, and the Amulet is $549, with install about $200.
Also, it looks like they're about to announce something new!
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