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Old 11-06-2019, 02:43 AM
Jinder Jinder is offline
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With an off-the peg system factory fitted?

Easily a Takamine. I've owned several, and still have my EAN20C satin cedar/mahogany Jumbo which I bought 16yrs or so ago. Really, really wonderful live guitars. Just fine acoustically too...not quite as dramatically gorgeous as something like my SJ200 or D18GE, but very good. I used mine for an album I made back in 2014 ('Traditional Dark') and it was a joy to record with.

I have a CT4BII pre in mine, I previously had the Cool Tubes unit that it shipped with, but found it a bit noisy. Not sure if it was just my unit, but I put a CT4BII in there and have been happy ever since.
'67 J45 (K&K)
'95 Dove (MagMic)
'00ish Takamine EAN20C
'05 Hummingbird 12 string (K&K)
'15 SJ200 Standard (Sunrise)
'16 Advanced Jumbo Flame Deluxe (Sunrise) various electrics, FX, amps, pres, mics, DAWs etc etc
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:35 AM
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It is a TLD-M2. Only 30 made worldwide. Here are more pics.
"All the money is down around the third fret"
A couple of good guitars
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#2 Pencil
Various Scraps of Paper
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:36 AM
JackB1 JackB1 is offline
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That weird bowl shape just feels too weird to me

Originally Posted by Jimbo00 View Post
Ovation gets my recommendation.
Gear: Yamaha AM3, Fender Acoustasonic Strat, Yamaha FG700S, Presonus Air10, Fishman Tonedeq, TCH Harmony SXT, Hx Stomp
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:53 AM
Brent Hahn Brent Hahn is offline
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
I had the pleasure of mixing FOH for a show last night that included Daniel Boling of the Limelighters. Great player and performer. His old Gibson sounded amazing. It's on my list for today to email him and ask him what he has in there.
Apologies for quoting myself, but here's what he said in reply:

"A lot of the sound is this well-used middle-aged Gibson J-30 I've had
since the very early 90s. The pickup is a K&K pure country -- three hot
spots superglued on the underside of the bridge plate, running passive.
For a single source pickup it does the best job I've heard of capturing
a good acoustic tone with some wood in it -- and far warmer that any of
the piezos I've tried. There are elaborate blended systems, but the good
ones cost an arm and a leg and are still pretty prone to feedback. For a
one-song spot I just plug into the house line. Otherwise I put a little
K&K DI box inline that gives me a little front end EQ control and volume
adjustment, and whenever possible I add an instrument mic as well. But
for the majority of solo performances these days I use just an
instrument mic and don't plug in. And as we discussed briefly while you
were striking the stage, for our trio performances we cluster around a
since condenser mic for all the vocals and instruments except for Andy's

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Old 11-06-2019, 06:06 PM
webwzrd webwzrd is offline
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A lot of extremely nice guitars have been listed, so what I'm about to mention is a bit of a dark horse but since we are specifically talking about plugged-in guitars the Yamaha Silent Guitar (SLG200S or SLG200N) deserves to be added. Yeah, it's more of a hybrid but still meant to compete in the acoustic class.

These are often viewed as a practice guitar for being so quiet when not plugged in (sounds super wearing headphones) or a travel guitar because they can fit in a plane overhead.

However, their real glory is amped up performing. I have the steel-string model and what a fantastic guitar. Sounds absolutely beautiful.

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