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Monggee

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Looking for a good pick up for my '49 LG-2. I don't tour with it as of now and I would rather not modify it in any way so I was thinking that a sound-hole pickup would be preferable. LOVE the natural tone (best sounding LG Ive played) so anything that picks up as much the tone of the body is a plus. LR Baggs M1 and M80 seem to have good reviews. Thoughts? Thanks!

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I like my ( Bill ) Lawrence soundhole PU for my L00 and L0, a similar body size to the LG, and have back and forthed it with my guitar mic setup with good true tone replication so I guess the pickup isn't drastically effecting the top's resonance. I think if I had to buy another though, I would buy the model with the adjustable poles, as I have to rotate and set it at the right angle to even out the brightness and volume across the strings.

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My son has an M80 in his Taylor GSMini that he gigs with. Awesome pickup.

However, for the ultimate in minimally invasive pickups, I say just get a K&K pure mini under bridge pickup.

They sound natural, and it's passive. You can go straight into an amp, or you can go through a preamp. I just put one in my D35, and I also had one in the SJ I just sold. Check the reviews; you won't be sorry.

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Best soundhole pickup I have used was a Dimarzio DSP-39. Good luck finding one though - they were dropped from production about 5 years back. When the do pop up prices are through the roof and they are still snapped up on the spot.

 

Generally I just stick with the old Dearmond 210s. But it sounds like like you want an active pickup that senses the body or possibly has a mic rather than a pickup that just reads the strings.

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I use Fishman's Rare Earth Humbucker sound hole pickup on all my acoustics, the majority of which are vintage. I let the cord hand out the soundhole when I use them. Easy to put on and remove and no damage ever to the area its temporarily attached.

 

Plus, it keeps the acoustic guitar unaltered when not using it.

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I use Fishman's Rare Earth Humbucker sound hole pickup on all my acoustics, the majority of which are vintage. I let the cord hand out the soundhole when I use them.

 

 

 

Back in the day we used to duck tape the pickup cords to the body of the guitar to keep them out of the way.

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