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Old 09-03-2020, 07:28 PM
Dave Richard Dave Richard is offline
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Originally Posted by mandobaron View Post
Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

I would certainly consider outfitting my L50 with a pickup if I could get one under there, but have yet to find anything that would get close unfortunately. The Krivo is the lowest profile, but archtop.com suggests a 7/16" clearance, where I am measuring only 7/32" on my L50 going by their specs:

Approximate dimensions: Length- 2 3/4" (72mm); length including mounting tab- 3 3/8" (86mm); Width- 1 1/2" (40mm); Depth: 9/32" (6.5mm) Minimum recommended string clearance: approx. 7/16" (11mm) from guitar top to bottom of strings at the end of the fingerboard, with strings depressed at highest fret.

I've played some of the Loars, and they are certainly good for the money, but the ones I've played haven't had the sound I was after.

I'll have to look into those Epi's! Thanks for the tip!

I've been eyeing that L4, it's a beauty for sure. If it had a raised board I'd be all over it.

I've tried some under saddle transducers and haven't really found any of them to get the sound I'm after. Really looking for a P90/DeArmond sound out of a magnetic pickup.

The hunt continues, thanks again for all the wisdom!
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Mandobaron, funny that Steve DeRosa mentioned his ‘46 Epiphone Blackstone: I’m selling, for a friend, a ‘47 Blackstone, in excellent condition, and it sounds excellent. Even the OHC is EC. $1300 plus shipping. If you are interested, I will send photos. I myself own several vintage Epis, and have repaired many more: you can see photos and videos of those I’ve worked on, at my FB page, David Richard Luthier.
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