Living With The Law
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Fountain City, TN
If you're interested in amplifying your steel bodied reso, here's a pickup similar to what Chris used, I believe.
At least it's the same company:
For wood-bodied, I've installed p/ups in a hole cut in the classic "neck" position; it's always a good idea to remove the cone before (and during) installation. Check for any random bracing (which I've never seen) or pieces of unnecessary wood (which I have).
Also, pay careful attention to the orientation of the cone/bridge assembly. Put everything back just how it came out, and remove the parts slowly.
It's real easy to dent/ding a cone. I won't even mention the other possible pitfalls....
More resonator p/ups:
I currently have a Fishman Active Resonator P/Up in my wood bodied, spider-bridge dobro. Very bright, very clean, more of a "modern-bluegrass" type sound.
I'm not a huge fan of it, but it's a long-term loaner from a friend, so hey - what the hell!
ANyway, enjoy, and good luck.
And get an old school tube screamer....
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- Salman Rushdie
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