View Single Post
  #15  
Old 01-18-2019, 12:33 PM
DesertTwang DesertTwang is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 5,729
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino Silone View Post
The sound-hole pickup is least obtrusive in this respect, since itís all the way up by a part of the top that doesnít vibrate much anyway. But even these, by reducing the size of the sound hole, will change the Helmholtz resonance of the guitar - probably not a show-stopper, but still - it will sound different.
This is correct in that a soundhole pickup is the least obtrusive/invasive, but in my experience, it's also the worst-sounding option for an acoustic guitar, since it basically transforms an acoustic guitar into an electric guitar by picking up mostly the direct vibration from the strings. The body and the wood almost don't matter anymore with that type of pickup.
__________________
"I've always thought of bluegrass players as the Marines of the music world" Ė (A rock guitar guy I once jammed with)

Martin America 1
Martin 000-15sm
Recording King Dirty 30s RPS-9 TS
Taylor GS Mini
Baton Rouge 12-string guitar
Martin L1XR Little Martin
1933 Epiphone Olympic
1971 square neck Dobro
Reply With Quote