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  • Maybe I missed it in the thread but where is this built?
    Also, anyone compared this side by side with the carter SA series? Im pretty sold on the MK but not 100% just yet.

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    • I'm very interested in this guitar as well. I have Gibson Godtone Amp with 'Hi' and 'Lo' Inputs. I'd be planning to plug the magnetic output through an overdrive into the "hi" input and the piezo straight into the "lo" input. Is this the way to do it? (I'm not sure what the difference between the inputs is...I *think* 'lo' gives you more headroom). Also, should I have some sort of pre-amp for the piezo output? The Goldtone amp is a very clean amp, but not designed for acoustic amplification which worries me slightly...

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      • I'm very interested in this guitar as well. I have Gibson Godtone Amp with 'Hi' and 'Lo' Inputs. I'd be planning to plug the magnetic output through an overdrive into the "hi" input and the piezo straight into the "lo" input. Is this the way to do it? (I'm not sure what the difference between the inputs is...I *think* 'lo' gives you more headroom). Also, should I have some sort of pre-amp for the piezo output? The Goldtone amp is a very clean amp, but not designed for acoustic amplification which worries me slightly...


        You're correct in your assumptions about how the high and low inputs work -- the high input is for the relatively weak signal of a passive pickup and the low input works better for active pickups, which would include the piezo output of the MKH, which is buffered.

        But if you want to use the two inputs simultaneously, you need to check that the amp is designed to work that way. Some amps with separate high and low inputs are not.
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        • Greetings...

          How is string height adjustment accomplished?

          Thanks.

          Best,
          blazzed

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          • Great Review,
            Saw one at GC and was very impressed
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            • I want one of these. Is the amp they're giving away with it any good? I have owned a Kustom combo amp and it was pretty decent. Just wondering because I've never owned an acoustic amp.
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              • I just wanted to take a sec and point out something that I stumbled across. Recently, I had the chance to try out the Parkwood Hybrid, which, I believe, has the same Fishman system in it, so I went to the Fishman site, to look around, and I found that Fishman makes a volume-type pedal, the Fishman Powerblend, that allows you to perform hands-free switching between the acoustic and electric pickups:


                http://www.fishman.com/products/details.asp?id=31

                Just thought I'd mention it, as it seems to really be a nice addition to the hybrid situation.
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                • I picked up a MK Hybrid at GC at the last big sale. Was a scratch and dent special (little scratch by the way) for a measly $125 and cant believe the range of this guitar! I can get a great surf tone out of it as well as great twang. I went in looking for something to use as a beater and ended up having another cant live without guitar. Now, Im back to the drawing board looking for another beater...
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                  • Does it come with a whammy? Can a whammy be mounted on it without harming the guitar or compromising the sound?
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                      • I just wanted to take a sec and point out something that I stumbled across. Recently, I had the chance to try out the Parkwood Hybrid, which, I believe, has the same Fishman system in it, so I went to the Fishman site, to look around, and I found that Fishman makes a volume-type pedal, the Fishman Powerblend, that allows you to perform hands-free switching between the acoustic and electric pickups:


                        http://www.fishman.com/products/details.asp?id=31

                        Just thought I'd mention it, as it seems to really be a nice addition to the hybrid situation.


                        Thanks for the heads up on this. Sounds like some great dynamic and expressive possibilities using this system.
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                        • Jus got myself a Hybrid Special, blem unit on ebay in the UK. these dang guitars are so hard to find. Seems to sound okay, haven't gig tested it yet, but will shortly. One thing, the neck pickup is set really low, almost flat. Reckon I should raise it, whaddya think?

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                          • Hi, I recently purchased a MKH special.

                            Problems:

                            1) Cable was not provided.

                            2) Guitar emitted major hum under lights (on the gig)

                            3) My guitar tech stated that the guitar needed major grounding

                            4) and the Humbuckers need shielding. The wood caps does not have any..

                            I really love the concept of the guitar, but, right now it's not gigable..

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                            • hi

                              forgive me if i have missed something - i have read about half of this thread and skimmed the rest.

                              most people seem interested in finding a balance between an acoustic and a rock guitar. i have actually been on the quest for an electric that gets a good jazz vibe as well as a good acoustic sound. seem all these semi-hollow guitars are designed for the rockers (no wonder, it's a much larger market).

                              I have tried a lot of hybrid/dual source guitars. I like a mellow, sweet, not overly dark tone - woody but still bright enough to articulate. I have owned a godin flat 5 x, played many others...

                              any thoughs about the MKH's range here? i know i can't expect miracles from an under 500 axe, but any thoughts are appreciated.
                              no, most are designed for jazz guys, low output neck pups

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                              • Hi, I recently purchased a MKH special.

                                Problems:

                                1) Cable was not provided.

                                2) Guitar emitted major hum under lights (on the gig)

                                3) My guitar tech stated that the guitar needed major grounding

                                4) and the Humbuckers need shielding. The wood caps does not have any..

                                I really love the concept of the guitar, but, right now it's not gigable..
                                oh SNAP, the voice of reason chimes in!

                                Can i stick the roland synth pickup on this thing?

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