Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
pirandello Plug That Trad Instrument In! (28) RE: Plug That Trad Instrument In! 13 Mar 07


The guitar is inherently a very quiet instrument (yes, I know it's obvious) and gets lost in anything other than a small, intimate environment.
Most piezo pickups sound awful, generic and nothing remotely like an acoustic instrument so, in most cases, the only alternative is a mic.
Trouble is you end up rooted to the spot if you want to have consistent volume and avoid feedback which is a bit distracting when you're trying to concentrate both on your performance and not subjecting the audience to ear-splitting feedback.

A really good new alternative, for the guitar anyway, is Fishman's Aura system which clones the tone of a specific guitar-in my case a Gibson Advanced Jumbo-and comes as close to a mic'd sound as I've heard...and you can move around! It would be liberating if this could be adapted for other instruments as well.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.