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#1 2012-06-30 22:54:36

Russell_Harding
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Nice option for acoustic pickup

My Shadow P4 gave up the ghost and a replacement Shadow unit cost about $135 depending on where you shop online I did a lot of looking and came up with a unknown the cost was $15.00(including shipping) from Amazon the company that shipped it is called Krazy cart It arrived today in the mail and I had it mounted in less then 20 minutes it sounds as good or better then the Shadow P4 unit at a fraction of the cost,so if your looking to mount a pickup on an old acoustic or replace one that died you can save a some big bucks on this unit.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O7 … 00_s00_i00
this includes all the wireing and pickup,nuts and bolts etc..

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#2 2012-06-30 23:27:46

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

Hi Russell,

I've got a couple of questions for you about this:

1. This unit goes into the side of the guitar, is that right? So if your guitar didn't already have space cut out, you would need to have a guitar tech do that, right?

2. This is just an equalizer and pre-amp, right? You'd need to have a pickup installed under the bridge or something right?

3. You need to have a plug put in at the bottom of the guitar to insert the cable that goes to the amp, right?

Sorry if these questions are dumb; I don't know very much about guitar electronics. Thanks for your help.

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#3 2012-07-01 00:53:15

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

M.B. I hope Russ comes back and answers your questions but I noticed the note under the link does say that the pickup and hardware are included.


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#4 2012-07-01 02:45:33

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

it normally would go into a pre existing cavity,but it could be mounted if you know somebody that has the skills without cutting a hole and yes its a pre amp and it includes a pickup that mounts under the bridge,if you dont allready have a guitar setup for this you will need some help.The whole setup includes a plug that fits into a hole for the guitar cable so a hole would have to be drilled to allow you to slide a nut over a threaded plug just like a normal guitar a battery is included I dont have all the answers mine was an easy install it is the same size as the old unit and a hole in the bridge allowed me to quickly set the pickup under the saddle. I would ask Guitarpix he is up to date on modifications. smile ps.your questions are not dumb on the contrary they are to the point smile

M.B. wrote:

Hi Russell,

I've got a couple of questions for you about this:

1. This unit goes into the side of the guitar, is that right? So if your guitar didn't already have space cut out, you would need to have a guitar tech do that, right?

2. This is just an equalizer and pre-amp, right? You'd need to have a pickup installed under the bridge or something right?

3. You need to have a plug put in at the bottom of the guitar to insert the cable that goes to the amp, right?

Sorry if these questions are dumb; I don't know very much about guitar electronics. Thanks for your help.


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#5 2012-07-01 02:51:21

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

This is what comes with the preamp just scroll thru the photos below the picture of the unit. http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Guitar-E … pd_cp_MI_0
this is another model but mine came with all the extras this one pictured in this link seem not to have the plug to screw into the hole so I would go with the first link. smile

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#6 2012-07-01 04:20:03

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

Thanks for the updated information, Russell. You really helped me understand how this unit would work if was going to get one.

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#7 2012-07-01 06:14:09

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Re: Nice option for acoustic pickup

Your welcome I did find another unit that has everything for $17 shipping is around 4 dollars but it looks like a nice deal smile
http://www.amazon.com/Pickup-Pre-Amp-Ac … y_MI_img_b


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