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  • OT: Acoustic Pickups (Fishman Vs Baggs blend)

    Hey guys,



    Do any of you gig with either the Fishman Rare Earth Blend or LR Baggs Anthem (or both?)?



    I'm considering these two units for my Alvarez Jumbo. I play a mix of fingerstyle with bits of percussion and strummed stuff, so I need the pickup system to be very versatile.



    Thoughts?



    Much appreciated

    Bill
    Originally Posted by CicadaSilence


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  • #2
    I've never had a flat top acoustic, but the anthem I have in my classical is head and shoulders above the fishman that used to be in there. Also the fishman I had in the bridge of an old archtop really really sucked. So...baggs

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      I've had the anthem in my Martin D1 for over a year and a half, at least one gig a week with it, and I'm happy with it.
      Pigpen said it was OK!







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      Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!

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      • #4
        Baggs 2 - 0 Fishman



        Cheers guys.



        Anybody do percussive stuff, like tapping on the body of the guitar? I know it works with the Fishman as a friend of mine plays that style with a Fishman, but what about the Baggs? Does percussion come out sounding natural?
        Originally Posted by CicadaSilence


        Wow. As if I needed another reason to dislike Muse.



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        EHX Nano Soul Preacher
        Boss TU-2 Tuner
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        Boss RE-20 Space Echo
        Boss RC-20xl Loop Station

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Alt-me
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          Baggs 2 - 0 Fishman



          Cheers guys.



          Anybody do percussive stuff, like tapping on the body of the guitar? I know it works with the Fishman as a friend of mine plays that style with a Fishman, but what about the Baggs? Does percussion come out sounding natural?




          the new Baggs M80 seems to be the bomb for this kind of thing. I'd love to try one, but they're a bit pricey for me at the moment. hit up some youtube demo - lots of guys tapping and percussing.
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            Quote Originally Posted by Max Factor
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            the new Baggs M80 seems to be the bomb for this kind of thing. I'd love to try one, but they're a bit pricey for me at the moment. hit up some youtube demo - lots of guys tapping and percussing.




            I did a hands-on-review of it this past year for Musician's Friend - it's a kick-butt pickup. What makes it rather unusual is that it not only captures the strings as a magnetic pickup, but it also senses the vibrations of the guitar itself.



            I just noticed that Baggs quoted me on their site's M80 page.



            If you'd like to read the full review that ran in the MF catalog, you can view a copy online right here. Bottom line, if you're a top-tapper, it's a MUCH better choice than a regular magnetic pickup, plus it's far less susceptible to feedback than a system that incorporates a microphone.
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