Has anybody compared pickups side by side?
I had a look online. Naturally, the PUTWs Gregg is selling online look good. I've seen people using B-Bands, K&K's, Baggs, Fishman etc.
Unfortunately, there's no way to compare these based on website infos. Has anybody invested time into this?
Here's what I think would be perfect:
- Above all: Good sound
- No or minimal alteration of the instrument
- Doesn't fall off during transport (I had this happen with a magnetic soundhole pickup)
- No unaccessible batteries
- I want it to react on percussive elements (when I tap on the top or sides of the guitar)
I have a Baggs Paracoustic DI. I don't know if that helps or not - but it's there.
My 6string is a Maton with an APMic - piezo and mic. That's the best system that I heard so far - but they don't offer one for HG's. ;-)
I'm usually ok with built in preamps, but I definitely don't want to drill extra holes into a beautiful harp guitar.
Please let me know what your suggestions are.