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Old 10-25-2020, 06:35 AM
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Default Barbera Transducer in archtop bridge saddle

Anyone have one? Thoughts? They definitely make them, Benedetto amoung others has used them in factory installs (on nylon string archtops I think), but they don't show an example on their web page. I find I play electric instruments very differently than I play acoustic instruments, so I had this idea of amplifying one of my archtops to see what happened, also thinking of the more common floating/non-invasive magnetic pickup options, but this was mentioned as an alternative and looking for experience...
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:09 AM
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SoundPure had an Eastman AR610 with a Barbera transducer for sale a while ago - here's the info:

https://www.soundpure.com/p/eastman-...14650022/20273
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:36 PM
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Flattop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Tr...ture=emb_title

Archtop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXEq...ture=emb_title
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:47 PM
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The Barbera is the pickup used by Kirk Sand mahogany electric--it is a remarkable pickup. I have used the Barbera in two Emerald thin-bodied electric nylon string guitars. The pickup is remarkably well balanced and true to the acoustic sound.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:54 PM
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I'm going to call them tomorrow and see if they will sell me one. Everyone who has used one likes them. Good enough for me to try one.
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1935 Dobro model 25 resonator
1943 Paramount (made by Kay) mandolin
1946 Epiphone Zephyr electric archtop
1957 Hofner Senator archtop
1962 Gibson Melody Maker electric
1963 National Dynamic lap steel
1996 Landola jumbo
1998 Godin Artisan TC electric
1998 Epiphone SG electric
2010 GoldTone PBR-CA resonator
2015 Evans electric archtop
2016 Evans archtop
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:01 AM
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I'm interested in these pickups as well. Please update us on your impressions! Thx
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