I've been thinking about adding a pickup to my 1912 Gibson A-style oval hole. I was looking for something that I could use at local blues jams, but would still sound very natural when playing plugged in with a string band.
I've kind of narrowed it down to two different pickups, a K&K Sound Mandolin Twin or a Schertler internally installed Resocoil.
I've have experience with K&K pickups, but mostly in guitars. I didn't think that they were all that great as I wasn't super happy about the sound and I had issues with feedback on stage. So I am leaning more towards the 3 times more expensive Schertler.
Has anyone installed an internal pickup on an A-style oval hole? If so, how did you go about doing this? The jack is not a big deal, but placing the pickup inside seems like it would be quite the challenge!
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I can't help you with this but you might find some info at "the mandolin cafe". Good luck,Roger
Thanks for the tip!
have you thought of a bridge pickup?
Yes. I don't care for them. There was one on the mandolin when I purchased it and I removed it.
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