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Old 07-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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FWIW, I'm not a fan of the Shadow Nano-Flex UST which is paired with the Angel. I actually tried the DiMarzio version of the Nano-Flex (Nano-Flex with DiMarzio designed preamp) during a period when I'd sent a guitar's Anthem system back to Baggs for repair. (Baggs support is terrific.) I found the pickup to be excessively boomy in the mid lows, and pretty harsh sounding once the boominess was removed. The DTAR Wavelength system which I temporarily replaced it with (while still waiting for the Anthem's return) was much better balanced and less feedback prone in the same guitar.

I've also had plenty of trouble, as a soundman, with Nano-Flex equipped Epiphones. Excessive boominess and a vulnerability to feedback has been a common problem with those guitars.
Yeah, I haven't loved the shadow Nano-Flex UST that they pair with the Angel but I was actually referring to the Black Angel and its SBT friend. Dimarzio doesn't offer a pre-wire of them (no clue why) but they make a piezo SBT, that looks like a tongue depressor, that's intended to be paired with the Black Angel. It seems pretty responsive and has more microphonic qualities than, say, a K&K and is used by Antoine Dufour and a bunch of the CandyRat guys. I like the idea and tone of the two combined but I also don't want to strip out my Baggs system and then change my outboard gear as well lol. But, that said, no batteries is a nice lifestyle as well.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:02 AM
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Yeah, I haven't loved the shadow Nano-Flex UST that they pair with the Angel but I was actually referring to the Black Angel and its SBT friend. Dimarzio doesn't offer a pre-wire of them (no clue why) but they make a piezo SBT, that looks like a tongue depressor, that's intended to be paired with the Black Angel. It seems pretty responsive and has more microphonic qualities than, say, a K&K and is used by Antoine Dufour and a bunch of the CandyRat guys. I like the idea and tone of the two combined but I also don't want to strip out my Baggs system and then change my outboard gear as well lol. But, that said, no batteries is a nice lifestyle as well.
If you're using the DiMarzio soundboard pickup with the DiMarzio Angel, I believe that you can simply wire both passive pickups in stereo without getting a crosstalk problem. (I'm presuming that the passive Angel mag's jack would have a ring tab available to add a second pickup.) Of course, you'll also need a stereo or stereo-to-Y cable and some kind of outboard blender or two high impedance (500 Kohms to 1 Mohm) mixer channels.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:28 AM
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I've also had plenty of trouble, as a soundman, with Nano-Flex equipped Epiphones. Excessive boominess and a vulnerability to feedback has been a common problem with those guitars.
I had a Nano-Flex equipped Epiphone and agree with you about the excessive boominess.

This was actually an asset though with a small acoustic guitar amp where the extra low end boost made the guitar sound full and rich. In fact, that is why I fell in love with it at the music store where that was how I auditioned the electronics: through a small acoustic guitar amp.

Live through a PA I ended up always using it with a pedal EQ, where I cut around 200Hz pretty hard. Boy did that extra low end sound nice through a small acoustic amp at low volumes though!

I had a similar experience with my Yamaha Silent Guitar. It had a little extra low frequently boost so that it would sound good through ear buds. That was great but the low E string was too loud through a PA system. No big deal if you had a good soundman with a nice audio console, but terrible at an open mic or a gig with a house sound system with minimal EQ.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:18 PM
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Lots of the DD Sig in this video:

https://youtu.be/QmzUigiLipY
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:18 AM
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Lots of the DD Sig in this video:

https://youtu.be/QmzUigiLipY
Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen & heard this one before. It doesn't sound exactly like a miked acoustic, but certainly pleasing enough.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:21 PM
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It just came today. It is used but it looks perfect. Just quick tests so far but here's what I'm seeing so far.

1) It plays very well, much like a really good electric. I can see this being a great option for an electric guitarist doing acoustic gigs. This will be very easy on my fingers.

2) It is heavier than an acoustic. Very well balanced in terms of how it feels sitting in my lap. It is about the weight of a chambered electric.

3) The amplified sound is very much like an LR Baggs Anthem equipped acoustic with the same strengths and weaknesses tonewise.

4) I still prefer the sound of my Martin with it's Schertler AG/S-mic pickup, but this is far more feedback resistant. This is really why I bought it. I will be able to use it the lyric mic engaged at levels where I have to turn the Schertler S-mic off or way down. The sound in a bad or loud bar situation is going to be an improvement from what I get when I turn down the S-mic.

5) I prefer the sound without the Session DI effect engaged. It reminds me of why I sold the Session DI pedal shortly after I got it.

6) Unamplified sound is better than I expected. This will be great for low volume practicing.

7) It is obviously an instrument designed for really good players.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:40 AM
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I wonder how it compares with the A6 Ultra, which is half the price. Don't signature guitars cost more in general? It looks like the major difference is the humbucker/mic swap. Is there really a $1k difference in sound?
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:32 AM
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It is a matter of what you want. The A6 has an acoustic bridge pickup and a magnetic pickup. The DD Sig has the acoustic bridge pickup and a Lyric mic. I have settled into the sound of a mic/pickup blend as being what I like best, so really I wa only looking at systems that blend those two elements.

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