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  1. Hi - A lot of you over the past couple months have helped me with my Gibson L130 and giving me advice about fixing the electronics and upgrading the sound. I do not like to ask for help and never return to update everyone especially since they took so much time helping me. I had my Luthier install the K and K pure pickup along with the preamp xlr system and I can honestly say I have never been happier. I am a singer-songwriter and on the first night of my small tour in November I couldn't stand the sound of my Gibson when plugged in at the venue. I came to all of you for help and was told
  2. hi everyone! after weeks of reading your incredible advice I decided to go ahead and install the K and K pure pick up into my Gibson L – 130. so far the clarity of it is pretty amazing compared to the stock fishman. The K & K was pretty much a universal response or at least in everyone's top 3 and I'm so lucky to have gotten advice from you guys. My one question is - I also bought the XLR Preamp that goes with the K & K - It seems that this is set so even if I go full volume on the preamp I do not distort. Can you guys give me advice to whether it's better to maybe go 80% volume o
  3. hi everyone! after weeks of reading your incredible advice I decided to go ahead and install the K and K pure pick up into my Gibson L – 130. so far the clarity of it is pretty amazing compared to the stock fishman. The K & K was pretty much a universal response or at least in everyone's top 3 and I'm so lucky to have gotten advice from you guys. My one question is - I also bought the XLR Preamp that goes with the K & K - It seems that this is set so even if I go full volume on the preamp I do not distort. Can you guys give me advice to whether it's better to maybe go 80% volume o
  4. Thank you Jeremy! What kind of mixer would be able to be used with the Bose l1 if i did that route, to give me some EQ options with the guitar and vocals?
  5. Jesse! I literally said the EXACT same sentence an hour ago to my friend regarding the fact that we spend so much money on these Gibsons but can't truly replicate the sound plugged in. Which makes me wonder if my money would have been better on a not as great guitar but used 600$ to upgrade the electronics to the best of the best. The sad part is, when plugged in, it probably would be the same. Unplugged obviously is a totally different story. I've never tried micing he acoustic live - I don't move around a lot so it probably would work. It just seems so backwards, ya know? I want to
  6. i'm not sure we are talking about the same thing my battery and pick up works just fine I just don't like the sound that's coming out with the Fishman pick up and I am thinking of trying something new
  7. the fishman pro EQ II looks like it would give me great control of my tone but would this be better than say a k & k solo trinity preamp installed in place of my fishman? the thing is my compact l1 BOSE does NOT have a control for mid high and low. which is unfotunate bc I am stuck w the fishman piezo sound which I am assuming is what I dislike!
  8. thanks guys! Jeremy I have all of your messages printed out and thank you! I was out of the country for the holidays and now I am back. I need to find out how to access the PM so I can respond directly to you. I'm new at this!
  9. thanks guys! Jeremy I have all of your messages printed out and thank you! I was out of the country for the holidays and now I am back. I need to find out how to access the PM so I can respond directly to you. I'm new at this!
  10. yes it's an ACTIVE fishman pickup with a 9volt battery. I assume this would be replaced with the k and k preamp to fix my issue - but do I need something else to make it active again?
  11. or is the k& k mini solo enough for what I need? and since it's now a passive pickup going into the BOSE do I need something else in between to power it?
  12. thanks to you both and yes tinny! exactly the word I was looking for. and I truly feel you are right vacamartin. I can only assume The reason my guitars not being replicated one plugged in to such a expensive system as the Bose is because my preamp is crap. is it really as easy as buying the K and K and installing it in place of the Fishman and I should get a more natural sound? is the Trinity what I want??
  13. first off thank you to all who have helped me in the past your expertise and amazing advice makes owning a Gibson so much better. i've written before about upgrading the electronics in my Gibson L1 30 or simply buying a preamp such as the LR baggs or red eye fire eye preamp. I completely understand that by just plugging my 2001 Gibson into my BOSE L1 compact direct will unfortunately not give me the greatest representation of my acoustic. I am hesitant to change the electronics at this point - but was hoping i could get more control of the acoustic tone with an external pedal like a Lr baggs v
  14. thanks for all who helped me with this. sorry if. I have not gotten back to you I was out of the country for a couple weeks. I still am wondering if I should upgrade my electronics or buy a preamp because I am not enjoying the acoustic sound of my guitar when plugged in it sounds very thin and nothing like the guitar when it's played acoustically :)
  15. incredible point fortyears .. in fact, just last week I accidently bought the darker gray Dunlop .88 picks instead of the ones I usually get and I realized that I loved it so much more. My issue is I play with a pick about 20 percent of my Set and the rest fingerpicking. you're exactly right about how the pick can change the tone immensely!
  16. wow the trinity mini seems perfect and with the preamp included I love how you can blend the sound just right. it's going to be between the trinity mini or keeping as is and getting the lr baggs venue to help the tone. if I install any new pickup it will hands down be the trinity. what's the diffwrence between the mini and the solo trinity?
  17. mr Gib! it's amazing how people are spread out across the globe all helping the same exact thing and loving the same instrument that is amazing. I have one question about the trinity will that make the pickup on the guitar sound too hot and give me feedback compared to the fishman installed now? does it have eq or is it a simply passive pickup? finally, if I don't hate my fishman in the l-130 would I benefit from a lr baggs venue pedal to shape the tone or would installing a trinity be way above that as far as getting a better acoustic sound!? ryan in Philadelphia
  18. m - I am a 33 year old from Philadelphia ! I play with elixir medium lights because I like the feel of them. mr Gibbs - so glad you answered! the trinity was what I was really considering but I do not know the difference sadly. will that be an upgrade on the fishman (factory installed on the l130). what I want is the amazing natural acoustic sound of my 130 to stand out. I'm assuming my fishman is a piezo? it sounds good just not great. ya know?
  19. you've certainly given me an old school true lesson in guitar playing :) I appreciate that. sometimes we get so set on trying to upgrade with new toys to make us sound better that we forget to rely on fundamentals. with that said, it seems so unfair when you have mastered the art of guitar playing and songwriting but you can't afford the upgrades that the musicians making millions can afford. so you do the best you can with what you've got. that's where I am :)
  20. great tone! the issue with me is the l-130 does not have any controls on the acoustic electric fishman pickup and the Bose doesn't really have much controls either. it's bqsically line in and you get what you get. the performance aspect of it is that I play wherever it sounds best on guitar usually above the bridge. I do play in DADGAD Often which can also cause more low end to come out
  21. milod - excellent response. jeff tweedy is the lead singer of the band wilco. he's a good representation of a Gibson playing artist who is a singer songwriter. the Bose l1 is incredible - don't get me wrong. best pa I ever used and I perform in small cafe venues with my original songs. I jjsy am forever looking to hone my sound and perfect it. he does a lot of finger picking and def has I believe a blend of pickups worth more than my house - so I know I won't ever match that. I'm just hoping to get a little cleaner tone and more prescence.
  22. forgive me DC I meant saddle sorry I was going on a 12 hour hospital shift at work and accidentally said bridge! I really wish there was a way to try the K and K in my guitar and A/B it with the fishman that came with the L-130 in 2001 - but unfortunately it's one or the other! is a pickup one of those things that gets better with being more modernized? like is a 2014 pickup much more advanced than a 2001 ?
  23. thank you! Definitely no reverb or chorus on the guitar my playing style is similar to Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. With that said I am running my Gibson direct into a Bose L1 and while it sounds good going direct in - it would be amateur to say that I couldn't get it sounding a little less boomy and better EQd if I had the option. The Fishman definitely has never let me down and it may even be better than what I am trying to upgrade I sadly I'm not that well accustomed to guitar gear as I am with playing. so I guess like everyone else I just want to know a way to maybe slightly improve the sound wit
  24. thank you guys great input I am running the acoustic into a Bose L1 system do you think that would be enough gain where a preamp isn't necessary? The Bose picks up the acoustic pretty well without a preamp going direct into the acoustic line. with that said I'd like to improve it the best way I can my second option would be keeping my electronics and running it through a LR baggs venue
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