Thread: k&k must go
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:00 PM
SpruceTop SpruceTop is offline
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Originally Posted by bobbyg67 View Post
sprucetop, whats the difference between the hfn and the trance? which do you prefer? does the hfn have on board controls? i like some control at the guitar
In my experience, from standard installation procedures for the two, the Trance has more bass response and a more complex overall tone, and does so without EQing the living heck out of the system. There must be a reason that Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, and Sheryl Crow use Trance systems, and it sure can't be that they get cash for endorsing Trance products because I get the feeling that Trance is the best-kept secret in acoustic-guitar amplification.

The Schatten HFN Artist Plus 2, which I have installed in my Martin D-18, needs significant +Bass EQing to sound decent. This HFN, top-of-the-line system has a soundhole-module with two Volume controls, Channel 1 for the as-supplied HFN, and Channel 2 for an additional pickup source of some sort, which I feel is necessary to get a really good amplified tone from the system.
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Last edited by SpruceTop; 06-16-2019 at 03:07 PM.
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