tcsned wrote:GratefulDad - I play a ton of acoustic music - my Dead band does an acoustic trio with 2 guitars & upright bass, a bluegrass band, and a gypsy jazz band. I would think using an mic is an option but with an electric guitar it'll get a little hard to hear. A usable mic would likely be the more expensive solution - if you want decent sound you'll want to get a condenser mic of some sort. I use an AKG-3000B large diaphragm mic and it works great. It's pretty sensitive and will pickup everything around it. My bluegrass band uses two of these for everyone. 1 for vocals, fiddle, and harmonica, the other for all the string instruments. I also use a couple of different pickups when I need the volume. I love the Schertler pickups - The Bluestik is an under the saddle with volume and tone controls that sit discreetly on the edge of the sound hole. I can't tell you exactly how it works but Schertler calls it a condenser microphone. If it is, it is pretty darn small. It does, however, sound awesome. Good volume before feedback, very natural tone for this type of pickup. I used to use a Fishman Blender system and this is way bettter.
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