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Acoustic pickup solution to *only* pick up percussive sounds?

I'm using a Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup, which has a magnetic pickup but also a cardioid microphone which points inside the body of the guitar to pick up any percussive stuff. The problem is that ...
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Making a violin Bridge pickup -- multiple Piezo

So firstly I live on an Island, I get my supplies from e-bay, and it takes a month or more to get it here. So I'm not looking for a "go buy one" answer. What I want to do is make a violin bridge ...
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Resonator guitar pickup

I bought an used resonator guitar from eBay, and I found out it has some kind of pickup. A pickup is a nice-to-have feature, no must-feature. I have not seen a pickup like this before. It has no ...
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What's the point of putting electronics inside a guitar instead of just outputting the raw pickup signal?

I'm new to electric guitars, but I understand that all the different models out there have various signal-modifying electronics shoved somewhere inside the body that modify the pickups' signal before ...
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Contact Mic alternative to Barcus Berry

So I use a barcus berry currently, mainly because a lot of my design gear and mics come from being a concert engineer. The more I use the barcus I find it to be quite a pain to apply to surfaces ...
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capturing and processing sounds in a special live-performance situation

hi, i was asked to do sound design / processing for a live performance-art act. specifically, i need to be able to pick up live sounds from several locations across the stage, mix and process them ...
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How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?

I have a magnetic pickup... How can I use it to record the sound of a guitar to a laptop? I was told magnetic pickups should not be directly connected to a laptop (and that might be true, because I ...
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