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Finally!  After much thought (and pestering by Benoit), I've established a collaboration with Pick-up the World.  Prototypes have already sold and soon being installed.  First batch on its way for "In Stock" status.  Options available as well.  Luthiers pay the same price as going direct to David Enke, but yours truly sees a little cash flow.  (seriously, either way is fine)
http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/pickups.htm


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David Enke stopped by for a (very productive) visit.  He is truly committed to the harp guitar cause (and hopes to join us at HGG7).  After shipping out the first couple of systems (to happy customers), we have agreed to have David build systems upon order and drop ship (to you).  This is for several reasons.  Mostly, it stems from his sincere commitment to servicing the harp guitar builders and players (no b.s., this is straight from the pope - I love this guy) and wants to ensure that each system is exactly tailored to the customer's needs (whether it needs the slightest customization or not).  He also wants the opportunity to receive feedback (no pun intended) from each and every customer (builder, installer, player) to consistently improve his products.  Not sure why - he achieves 100% yield through the entire manufacturing process, 100% customer satisfaction, and 97% field integrity (can B-Band or K&K make this claim? Not from what I have heard).  I guess it is because he can (and constantly is ... holy moly, I got a fascinating hi-tech earful!).
At any rate, I have added all the Order Buttons for the various systems, and also added an ideal stereo cable setup for the basic systems.
http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/pickups.htm
This is just the beginning, folks.


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I used there system in my last HG: 3 banks. But I used an EMG preamp, the result was astonishing!
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Benoit,
Would you say better than a  K&K Pure Western Mini?
I as because Mike Brittain is starting to put my harp to my spec, and I had originally gone with the K&K because I am going with that model in my Beneteau, with an outboard preamp. Figured the same config for the harp would allow me to just plug one or the other in and start playing. If it could be used in a similar fashion, I'd consider using the system through Gregg here, if nothing more than for support of his efforts.

I'd also be interested to hear the impressions anyone might have regatding the sound quality of each system.

Thanks!
Scott

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Scott (and others) - I of course appreciate you considering David's pickups to support us (thanks!), but in this case (and in general the way I run HGM) I'm not plugging them or carrying them to make money (neither of us make much), but because they are the best thing out there.  Besides quality issues, natural acoustic sound with maximum volume is not a simple given even with today's technology.  David is pretty low key about it all (he doesn't broadcast his success - like the Doobie Brothers using his stuff in large venues, alongside Bennett and Eaton in intimate settings). 
I ultimately made the decision by checking out the sound samples at guitarist Doug Young's AMAZING pickup A/B demo page, whiere he puts all the different brands up against each other and against neuman mics on low-medium-high-end guitars in controlled experiments (use good headphones, not bad computer speakers).
BTW, guess which system Doug happens to use....
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Well guys, I'm 100% with what the Pope is saying on PUTW products. David Enke asks all the right questions when you order, and makes you feel he truly cares about your sound on stage and/or in the studio. Which he does! Even though I'm just getting into building (and hopefully selling) guitars and harp guitars, PUTW is my choice for on-board p/u systems.


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Gregg, could you please provide the exact length dimension of the piezo strips?

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A few thou over these dimensions...



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Those do not look like saddle pickups. Are those bridge plate pickups?
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I'm sorry, you're correct.  I don't have a set of the saddles, but essentially he builds them "all-purpose" meaning they make a bend down into a hole drilled into the end of your saddle slot.  As he usually makes each custom (for different saddle width preferences), different lengths (longer, shorter) could certainly be specified as well.

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