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Fender CD-60 dreadnought

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Empirism  
15 Jan 2011 14:55 | Quote
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Hi all, I plan to get new guitar on next few months... and one possibility I wish to get good acoustic that have better plugin possibilities than ordinary acoustic...

I find this one, do you guys know anything about these or quality of those built in pre-amps and how they work...

http://www.thomann.de/fi/fender_cd60_ce_sb.htm

I also got interested to this one, its bit more expensive, but I like it looks...

http://www.thomann.de/fi/epiphone_pr_5_ce_eb.htm


Thanks in advance
Emp
luthier  
15 Jan 2011 15:35 | Quote
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Seems pretty nice Emp.
JustJeff  
15 Jan 2011 18:05 | Quote
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Just so you know, dreadnoughts are very bass heavy chord heavy guitars.
Phip  
15 Jan 2011 18:52 | Quote
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@ Jeff,
I'm not sure i understand what you mean by "chord heavy". please explain the term.
thanks,
Steve
Phip  
15 Jan 2011 19:07 | Quote
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Emp,
I kinda like the fender, but that's a personal choice on "look". As far as built in pickups I think you should google the pickups and look for reviews.

fender has Fishman Pickup and Isys III Pre Amp (find some reviews here)
http://www.maurysmusic.com/guitar_pickup_reviews


EPI has Shadow pickup with pre-amp (find a review here)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document/shadow/sonic_pickups?doc_id=103338

the whole thing is a science unto itself so matching and positioning the pickup to the specific guitar is essential. hopefully this would be a consideration made by the guitar manufacturer and i guess i would trust fender more than i would trust epi. (once again a personal choice)
do you own an acoustic guitar now or have you owned one in the past?
Phip
deefa  
15 Jan 2011 19:36 | Quote
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@ emp

Does it have to be a dreadnought emp? I've been using a Yamaha APX for a couple of years now and I swear by it. It's one of the slim style single cutaway types. Very fast neck (for an acoustic), nice tone, quite loud and the electrics are brilliant (3 stage graphic equaliser). Also, being a thin-line, it sits much more comfortably on your knee than a dreadnought (IMO). Well worth a look!
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Jan 2011 19:57 | Quote
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I think Fishman generally make good pickups, i think most electroacoustics ive looked at have them
Empirism  
15 Jan 2011 20:08 | Quote
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Cool thanks for info guys,
@Jeff
aight, good to know... I dont know much of Dreadnoughts, I believed they are bit more bigger than others, almost all I know :) never tested any.

@Phip
Aye, thanks a many of those links, ill check those, when im not so sleepy like atm :) and yeah, I own Jasmine steel acoustic atm, but no pre-amps or equalizers or anything... just plain acoustic, I recently liked to jam with bossa nova, groove and more chillout stuff and wish to get more skill with acoustic out of this year :)

@Deefa
No not at all, I found these from Thomann
http://www.thomann.de/fi/yamaha_apx500_obb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/fi/ibanez_aeg10bk_gitarre.htm

I really like the look of that Yamaha and I surely consider that one, especially if recommended. Its affordable price too. Also I notice there to be Piezo... :)...

that Ibanez also got attention... dun know about it thou. I will soon head to the local store to test these out (if they have)

Cheers
Emp
JustJeff  
15 Jan 2011 20:17 | Quote
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There are many different types of acoustics. I own a dreadnought and a concert body. The concert body I find to fit my style more, as it accents the mids a lot more, as well as some of hte treble levels.


A dreadnought is a guitar that is focused on a full chord moreso than just fingerpicking. My style of playing does not fit well on a dreadnought just because it doesn't have a "great" balance that I search for, so I would never buy a dreadnought. Though that doesn't hold a lot of people back since they don't play the style that I play.

By chord heavy, I mean that a dreadnought searches for that full chord playing instead of single notes. If I was going to back up a band with chords on an acoustic, I'd look for a dreadnought body before I searched for any other body, just because of the loud full sound it gives.
Empirism  
15 Jan 2011 20:26 | Quote
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Allright, thanks for info Jeff, I think I look for more reliable than just full chord stuff, so I think I pass those dreadnoughts. I think if my band someday change its style dreadies could be some use, but thats more unlikely lol.
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Jan 2011 20:36 | Quote
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I wouldn't say its necessarily bad for lead stuff or whatever, but other body types are generally better
deefa  
16 Jan 2011 09:20 | Quote
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@ emp
The Yamaha in the link you've got (Thomman) is identical to mine except for the finish. Mine is in natural.


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