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Offline greygoose625

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« on: January 17, 2011, 04:21:45 PM »
I've been using a Peavy sound system to amplify my classical guitar.  It works well but can not increase the volume very much before sounding un-natural.  Does anybody use anything works better.....janeguitar.com
 

Offline mcloud10

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 11:48:42 PM »
What pickup do you use?  Or do you just mic?

Edit: I have a C104SCE that I use all the time with the internal B-band pickup, but I don't really like it all that much for recording because it doesn't sound as good as unplugged and miked.  I get more buzz and string noise from just touching the strings for the next pluck or chord than I like.  I'm going to try medium tension strings and see if that lessens the noise.  My .02 cents.  What do you use?

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 09:44:22 AM »
I use a mic.......placed close to soundboard below fingerboard....sound hole gets to much boom from bass.  Use an instrument mike and also tried ribbonn mike.....but the mic get banged around to use a ribbon mike.  I've performed with a Bose Stick....but that was in a large concert hall and wonder how a Bose Stick would work in a noisy resturant......janeguitar.com.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 10:26:38 AM »
Have you considered the K&K Pure Classic pickup, Jane?

http://www.kksound.com/pureclassic.html

It uses 4 mics, bonded to the bridge-plate below the soundboard.  Is is said to be quite natural sounding.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 05:42:32 PM »
I've not heard of the K&K pick-up......will check that out.  I recorded my CD using ribbon mikes.......nice mellow sound.......great mikes...but not rugged enough to play gigs ....... stuff happens.....janeguitar.com