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Re: OT - acoustic pickups, etc

Yes, but the original post said he likes to bang his guitar. The K&K is similar to the Es on Taylors if I'm not mistaken. If you tap percussive sounds on Taylors with the ES, the floating transducers actually produce a clicking noise as they ricochet off the top of the guitar. Not sure if the K&K system is exactly like that, but I suspect they are. 
On Dec 11, 2007, at 5:30 PM, Richard Sales wrote:

I think I've told this story before.  I'd just bought a bunch of new NEumanns for recording acoustic guitar (103s, KM184s)... plus the Sennheiser MKH 40.  Mike Gillies, engineer for Metallica at their studio in the bay area was helping us record.  I installed the K&K 3 way pickup with internal preamp in Hayley's Weber guitar.  When Mike heard the pickup he said, "Wow!  We don't need mic's!"

Of course, I was devastated... but the pickup is the most real sounding pickup I've heard.  Not cheap.  And in my Collings it ALWAYS gets major wows from audience folks and sound men alike:


I like Schatten pickups for banjo and resonator guitars:


Great Canadian company!  In my Phillips resonator guitar, it is MOST FEROCIOUS! Haven't tried it in wooden guitars yet.

Oil the beast

richard sales
glassWing farm and studio
vancouver island, b.c.