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Old 01-18-2019, 12:33 PM
DesertTwang DesertTwang is offline
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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.
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