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DonMeixner Tech: guitar pickup - advice, please (27) RE: Tech: guitar pickup - advice, please 22 Jul 11

I am firmly in the Pick Up The World camp for my banjo. My guitars are all Fishman but one which has a Baggs. Fishman yes, Baggs no.

The Baggs is not a good pick up in the guitar it is in. Even with equalization it sounds dreadful. I think it is the pick up and not the brand however.

The Baggs Para DI is the gold standard as far as I am concerned with preamps. $ 200.00 or less US. Adjust ability you will never use. The cases are indestructible and a battery lasts for months.

About preamps, If have a guitar with anything but a magnetic pick up you need a preamp. You have to boost the signal to the board or all you get is thin high end and quack.

Danelectro Vs Boss: I have Boss and my son has Danelectro pedals. I would use either one. And I prefer Dano's dealy.   Dano's have plastic cases but good electrics.
Don't stomp on the pedals and they will last.


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