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Uncle Phil Tech: guitar pickup - advice, please (27) RE: Tech: guitar pickup - advice, please 19 Jul 11

I like the sound I get with the Baggs I-Beam bridge plate pickup in my guitar. I also like the on-board preamp one less thing to carry around and keep up with compared to external preamp. A pain to change the battery, though.

If I had unlimited budget and needed an amplified acoustic I'd first buy the best acoustic I could find and then fit it with a Baggs two-input preamp and two pickups. The first pickup would be an I-beam and the second a soundhole electromagnetic pickup to get a different sound, although I'd also be tempted to use a microphone for the second pickup. With that setup I could blend the output with the I-Beam and the mic to adjust the sound.
- Phil

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