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MC5C 10-25-2020 06:35 AM

Barbera Transducer in archtop bridge saddle
Anyone have one? Thoughts? They definitely make them, Benedetto amoung others has used them in factory installs (on nylon string archtops I think), but they don't show an example on their web page. I find I play electric instruments very differently than I play acoustic instruments, so I had this idea of amplifying one of my archtops to see what happened, also thinking of the more common floating/non-invasive magnetic pickup options, but this was mentioned as an alternative and looking for experience...

Steve DeRosa 10-25-2020 10:09 AM

SoundPure had an Eastman AR610 with a Barbera transducer for sale a while ago - here's the info:

Backcountry 10-25-2020 05:36 PM



EvanB 10-25-2020 05:47 PM

The Barbera is the pickup used by Kirk Sand mahogany electric--it is a remarkable pickup. I have used the Barbera in two Emerald thin-bodied electric nylon string guitars. The pickup is remarkably well balanced and true to the acoustic sound.

MC5C 10-25-2020 06:54 PM

I'm going to call them tomorrow and see if they will sell me one. Everyone who has used one likes them. Good enough for me to try one.

dc. 10-30-2020 11:01 AM

I'm interested in these pickups as well. Please update us on your impressions! Thx

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