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Old 07-05-2017, 06:18 PM
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Hey you'll

i have a lr baggs anthem SL installed on my epiphone masterbilt. i have some problems with EQ, feedback and with the battery changing... and i don't have much money to buy pedals to solve the problems. i'm thinking about to buy a Anthem pro stage and sell my anthem SL. but i'm afraid of losing tone quality when i open a hole to install the preamp...so...what you guys think? make a hole on side wood will change my unplugged sound?

sorry for my writing mistakes, i'm learning english. thank you so much!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:46 PM
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My recommendation is this inexpensive pedal:

https://www.google.com/search?q=dane...YooaAkkR8P8HAQ
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:25 PM
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....when i open a hole to install the preamp...so...what you guys think? make a hole on side wood will change my unplugged sound?
It shouldn't. For example, you can cut a soundport without decrease in tonal or sound quality and that's an open hole. You're replacing rigid side wood with a rigid plastic/metal replacement.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:58 AM
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anyone tried it before? had any changing?
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:28 PM
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NEVER cut into an acoustic guitar for ANY reason, especially convenience. It ALWAYS changes the unplugged acoustic sound of your guitar.

With so many external pickup system options available, you are either ignorant, lazy or nuts. Treat these instruments with respect!
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:35 PM
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Thumbs up I agree...

completely with alohachris...absolutely!
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:40 PM
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NEVER cut into an acoustic guitar for ANY reason, especially convenience. It ALWAYS changes the unplugged acoustic sound of your guitar.

With so many external pickup system options available, you are either ignorant, lazy or nuts. Treat these instruments with respect!
But it is just an epiphone masterbilt we are talking about. Just sayin'.
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sorry, guys, i'm not rich to buy pedals...even without money change the pickup is the worst idea ever?
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in brazil we have to save for a year or more to buy something good
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:00 PM
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I have never cut into the side. I've installed a lot of pu's in fiddles and mandos where there is no room for an internal preamp even if I felt like butchering some wood. There are plenty of inexpensive preamps that will give you a good sound. Here are the ones I've used, all under $100 US, and probably better and less $$ than whatever you want to Frankenstein into your guitar:

ART Tube MP

Behringer ADI21
K&K Pure

I now use a RedEye, which at ~$200 is not what I consider inexpensive.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:26 AM
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Please ignore the condescending cork sniffer (Mickey C.). You have a great guitar that you value. Listen to the others (alohachris, et al.) and don't cut a hole in your guitar. It'll be cheaper to just get an LR Baggs Para DI (or similar) preamp which should solve your feedback problems; and you'll be able to also use it with any future guitar.

Also, the Anthem SL is a really quality pickup so maybe the problem is something simpler like just using a feedback buster in the sound hole or maybe your speaker placement?
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:22 AM
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NEVER cut into an acoustic guitar for ANY reason, especially convenience. It ALWAYS changes the unplugged acoustic sound of your guitar.

With so many external pickup system options available, you are either ignorant, lazy or nuts. Treat these instruments with respect!
Calm down mate.

People can do whatever they want with their guitars.

How about you "respect" the people you're talking to.

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