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« on: November 15, 2005, 04:05:18 PM »

I am looking to get and install a pickup in my L-03. My primary purpose is so I can plug the guitar into an interface box and record directly to my computer. I have no plans to play on stage or through a PA, though I might want to plug it in at home.

I want something that will require a little modification to the guitar as possible, so anything that uses a control panel or puts knobs on the side of the guitar is out.

My initial research has identified three possibilities:

B-Band A2.2
Fishman Matrix Natural I or Natural II (not sure which is bets for the L body)
LR Baggs iBeam

Does anyone have any thoughts on which pickup to use or have suggestions for another model?

Jim
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 04:16:42 PM »

My preferance is for the Ibeam,passive for me but most like the active.The reason for the passive is I like the off board pre-amp better and there's no battery inside the guitar.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005, 04:24:53 PM »

My preferance is for the Ibeam,passive for me but most like the active.The reason for the passive is I like the off board pre-amp better and there's no battery inside the guitar.

That would be my preference too, but I would not rule out a good system just because it has a battery.

Jim
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005, 11:10:32 PM »

If you're not going to play out, I suggest just using a microphone.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2005, 12:18:28 AM »

If you're not going to play out, I suggest just using a microphone.

Ever try recording with a microphone in a house with two terriers?

Jim
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2005, 07:07:46 AM »

Ever try recording with a microphone in a house with two terriers?

Jim

My lab-dalmation mix just lays quietly nearby while I'm playing  -_-
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2005, 11:14:14 AM »

My lab-dalmation mix just lays quietly nearby while I'm playing  -_-

I wish mine would do that. There's a reason that terrier and terror share the same first four letters.

Jim
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2005, 03:34:27 PM »

K&K Sound Pure Western mini.  Check the reviews on Harmony Central.  Notice the lack of negative reviews.
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data3/K_And_K_Sound_Systems/Pure-Western-Mini-01.html

Best price Decent price ^_^: http://www.shorelinemusic.com/amplification/kk.shtml (Never charges shipping)
or here:
Best price: http://www.guitaradoptions.com/store/product.php?productid=17553&cat=305&page=1
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2005, 04:06:33 PM »

And, because of the newer design of the "Mini", a "Regular" is almost never recommended.
Also, you may even find a slightly better price if you shop around a little.  :WNK>
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2005, 08:09:21 PM »

Hey Dave, I couldn't find the mini on  your site ... Do  you carry them?
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