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Old 12-11-2019, 12:16 PM
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Will there be clips of this new system soon? Thanks!
Yes, working on it!
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:21 PM
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Is the soundhole-mounted volume wheel ‘optional’, per se? It doesn’t look intrusive, which I really appreciate, but one less knob to worry about is always preferable for me. That’s one thing that drew me to K&K’s initially and then to the previous iteration of the Ultratonic.
The volume control comes standard, but can easily be removed and jumpered around if not required.

FWIW, I was of the school that didn't think I needed a volume control at the sound hole. Until I had a conversion and now I am hooked. YMMV of course.

This one really does work well - it has just the right taper and of course the tonal balance does not change when adjusting the volume. (Both of these features are not trivial to implement.)
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I've got one here just waiting for me to install - If only I didn't have so much to get done in the next week!!

I have a V2 in another guitar, and it is great!
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For those who asked, audio demo clips of the Ultra Tonic V3 are now up on the site.

http://jamesmayengineering.com/video-audio-demos/

In actual practice, you'll probably boost the highs a bit (or use a ToneDexter), but these demos are straight into the recording interface with no EQ or effects. Unvarnished, so to speak.
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For those who asked, audio demo clips of the Ultra Tonic V3 are now up on the site.

http://jamesmayengineering.com/video-audio-demos/

In actual practice, you'll probably boost the highs a bit (or use a ToneDexter), but these demos are straight into the recording interface with no EQ or effects. Unvarnished, so to speak.
That sounds really good. It definitely has that K&K quality to it but it sounds even more natural. It kind of reminds me of the Schatten HFN in terms of the mic-like quality but the V3 has the bottom end I like. I currently have a Fishman Matrix that I pair with the Tonedexter so I would have to remove it since the main transducer for your pickup would go over the hole where the UST wire comes out of the bridge plate.
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:52 AM
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For those who asked, audio demo clips of the Ultra Tonic V3 are now up on the site.

http://jamesmayengineering.com/video-audio-demos/

In actual practice, you'll probably boost the highs a bit (or use a ToneDexter), but these demos are straight into the recording interface with no EQ or effects. Unvarnished, so to speak.
Sounds good. I'd like to find a pickup that has good feedback resistance and doesn't require a lot of processing in a live setting. I understand this system weeds out troublesome frequencies. I have a nice Larrivee SD60 that's currently being set up, It'll need a good pickup system.
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