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kcaj  
6 Mar 2009 12:30 | Quote
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hello, i have decided to amplify my martin DR16Gt. The thing is i cant find the best way. I'm thinking probably a sound hole mic most likely a fishman, but like i said i don't know whats best right now. it would be very helpful if someone would tell me what is the best brand. I'm also looking at vocal mics and i was wondering what would be a satisfying
perches for that. just one more question for kicks, now that you know my situation would it be best to run through a PA system or an amp... thanks
future_god_of_the_axe  
6 Mar 2009 16:25 | Quote
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i run my acoustic through a mic through my PA. works out fine for me. i don't know about acoustic pickups or anything though.
Phip  
6 Mar 2009 16:47 | Quote
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I saw a pickup once that fit in the sound hole. it was mounted to something like a looped piece of spring steel so it stayed at the edge of the sound hole via tension. Can't find one now because i was also looking for something like you. So, i went to the martin site (i also have a martin) and they had nothing there. so for the moment i will continue to use an external mike on a mike stand and feed that into my mixer. I don't want to drill any holes in the martin.
Phip
Phip  
6 Mar 2009 16:52 | Quote
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@ kcaj
Whoa, I just googled the fishman you mentioned. They aren't giving those things away!!!! yikes 300.00 at musicians friend. that's too much!
future_god_of_the_axe  
6 Mar 2009 16:56 | Quote
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or you can get something like this. i dont know how it sounds though, i just saw it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Clip-On-Pickup-Pick-Up-for-Acoustic-Guitar_W0QQitemZ310126786388QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Guitar_Accessories?hash=item310126786388&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
macandkanga  
6 Mar 2009 16:58 | Quote
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It's called a sound hole pickup and installs with no mods to the guitar. Fisman makes a few. They're said to sound more electric though.
future_god_of_the_axe  
6 Mar 2009 17:00 | Quote
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never mind then. that ruins the whole concept of an acoustic :P
stratoman_33  
6 Mar 2009 17:01 | Quote
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@Phip

I have the the exact pickup you are talking about. A friend gave one to me. They work, but do not sound natural at all. Kind of like the body of the guitar is a tin can. With a lot of adjusting on your mixer you can get decent tone, but overall, I don't care for them

@Future_god_of_the_axe

I have used those before. I love em. As soon as I have the money that is what I am going to get. And they are never in your way
future_god_of_the_axe  
6 Mar 2009 17:03 | Quote
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huh, i guess ill have to try one out.
RelaxedDude  
6 Mar 2009 20:00 | Quote
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You could stand alone in an auditorium, that would give you some radical sound


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