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 Post subject: Neck pickups
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:06 pm 
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I had a client ask me about neck pickups. To make an electric sound like an acoustic. What is he talking about?


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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:40 pm 
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To my knowledge, no pickup exists that will do that.
There might be some stuff that will get close (and need to be tweaked).

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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:01 am 
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Could he possibly be thinking about something like the Taylor electrics that have a humbucker under the fretboard or Taylor acoustics with the Expression System that have a pickup under the fretboard extension? Maybe he's associating that design with making an electric guitar sound like an acoustic?


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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:39 am 
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Not a neck pickup but a bridge piezo. Check out Godin SAX models or the graphtech Ghost system. Very cool. My live electric rig is a Godin. Acoustic, electric, and synth sounds all mixable with foot pedal. drop d takes a new meaning with a distorted synth patch dropped two octaves down...



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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
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Not a neck pickup but a bridge piezo. Check out Godin SAX models or the graphtech Ghost system. Very cool. My live electric rig is a Godin. Acoustic, electric, and synth sounds all mixable with foot pedal. drop d takes a new meaning with a distorted synth patch dropped two octaves down...



That is precisely what I am looking for. The Ghost System. Thanks!!!

http://www.graphtech.com/products/brands/ghost (watch video at top)


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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:08 am 
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I'm a big fan of graphtech products. And having a guitar like that opens up a huge range of entertainment.


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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
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I have to say, that's pretty amazing...

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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
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Yes, Piezo Bridge transducers. There are a whole host of options, just search for Piezo Bridge. Anything from just replacing Strat saddles to the whole shebang. I'm a big fan of Baggs for anything involving Piezo crystals.


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 Post subject: Re: Neck pickups
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Was he, by chance, referring to the Shadow Nanomag pickup? I played a LP Ultra III with one and was quite impressed.


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