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Old 05-13-2022, 08:11 PM
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What is a good choice for a round neck spider cone Reso pickup?

I see that Paul Beard offers a few choices but I have no idea which one would be a good choice for strumming and flat picking on a Reso.

I would prefer one that doesn't need a battery is possible.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:56 PM
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What is a good choice for a round neck spider cone Reso pickup?

I see that Paul Beard offers a few choices but I have no idea which one would be a good choice for strumming and flat picking on a Reso.

I would prefer one that doesn't need a battery is possible.
My Rayco has a Baggs of some sort. No idea if they still make it. Sounds real good, although I more fingerpick and strum with my fingers. No battery.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:16 PM
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When I ordered my Gold Tone Paul Beard round neck spider bridge resonator I had them add the Fishman passive pickup. It works well. I've gigged with it plugged in a few times.
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What is a good choice for a round neck spider cone Reso pickup?

I see that Paul Beard offers a few choices but I have no idea which one would be a good choice for strumming and flat picking on a Reso.

I would prefer one that doesn't need a battery is possible.
An Sm57 mic' on stage. Those guitars, with medium gauge strings, have a great forward throw of sound. Plus there is no big old sound hole to accidentally point the mic into like on a flattop; so you can get away with moving around while you are playing.
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Old 05-14-2022, 06:14 PM
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An Sm57 mic' on stage. Those guitars, with medium gauge strings, have a great forward throw of sound. Plus there is no big old sound hole to accidentally point the mic into like on a flattop; so you can get away with moving around while you are playing.
That is what I use when playing with my band.
When I'm doing my solo shows for Assisted Living Centers, I use a pickup in my gigging guitar.
I want to be able to just use the same cord for both my acoustic guitar and the Reso.
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Old 05-15-2022, 08:13 AM
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I don't know if Elmer is still making the Sixtus mag p/u. His website is still live. They are a very slimline surface mount p/u and his system of using shade magnets to balance the p/u for pb strings is genius! The p/us are cheap and he is a good guy. I think that he is a paramedic from what I recall, so doesn't have a great production capacity.

Anyway, if you can get hold of one (about $65) it would give you a nice mellow plug and play option without having to attach anything to the bridge, spider or cone - so your acoustic sound will be unaffected.
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Old 05-15-2022, 03:53 PM
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K&K do a tricone and a spider option ... I have one in my tricone, and it's very useable ...
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