Acoustic pick up suggestions

Need advice about gear, management, or anything musical? Ask your peers!

Acoustic pick up suggestions

Postby brendamnfine » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:32 pm

Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy a decent pick up for my dulcimer...

Has anyone bought any acoustic pick ups before? For the dulcimer I figure something that would suit a violin would work, but maybe a guitar pick up could as well, although I only want something for 4 strings...

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated!
User avatar
brendamnfine
Record Store Obsessor
 
Posts: 460
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:49 am
Location: Dunedin

Re: Acoustic pick up suggestions

Postby tommygunner » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:39 am

Hi,

Unusual instrument.....makes me think of Amish ladies having a sing-song on the porch anywhere in the Midwest...

Hmmmm.....anyway, I can picture the instrument but I have no idea of any dimensions.

There is probably some obsure shop in Chicago that are suppliers for Chinese made dulcimer pickups...of course the Amish won't buy them because they don't run on parafin!!

Worth having a look online though..

Otherwise go to the Rockshop or Beggs and try a regular acoustic guitar pickup for size and work from there.

There are a few good brands that will give you a good sound.

Perhaps find something that sounds good and then look for the right size on line....always cheaper!!

I'm sure there will be something.....

Otherwise, enjoy jamming in the Midwest!! :wink:

Cheers,Craig :)
...and let there be tremolo!!!
tommygunner
Record Store Obsessor
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:19 pm
Location: Near the ocean, Dunedin. NZ

Re: Acoustic pick up suggestions

Postby brendamnfine » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:50 pm

Hey! Thanks, sorry I have only just checked the post. haha

I ended up getting a sweet ukulele pick up from Twang Town. Works like a charm. And now I can hook it up to my overdrive pedals... :-D
User avatar
brendamnfine
Record Store Obsessor
 
Posts: 460
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:49 am
Location: Dunedin


Return to Agony Aunt Action

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron