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Hi Bruce, the MM pickups are worth hanging on for. I've got a few, I use the classics on both wood and steel body reso's, even got one on a twelve string. Sound is nice and clean, and is still resonator sounding. I've got a slimline on my MM blues and that also sounds great. Highly recommended. I've got highlander and lace pickups on other reso's and the MM pickups are every bit as good IMHO!
Post by Michael Messer on Jun 6, 2020 13:47:37 GMT
I have no idea as I have not tried one on anything non-resphonic, or should that be unresophonic? I have heard them on steel, brass and wood bodied National-style guitars, square neck Triplates and wood and metal bodied Dobros. They seem to work well on all resos because Elmar makes them specifically for that purpose. He also makes pickups for flattop acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments.
They are not microphonic, because if they were the whole body would be amplified and every time you touch the body it would go through the amp. They are just "right" for getting a very good sound without faffing around or spending a lot of money. Remember, there is a price point that makes them very attractive to people with mid price guitars.
Hi Ken, I'm just trying out an MM sixtus soundhole pickup on my KG14. Like a reso it has its own sound that you wouldn't want to muck around with. (Having said that I put it through my Ward blues baby whoa)! I think I read a post from Michael saying that the soundhole pickup is wired differently than the reso one. Nice clean sound, I'd recommend, but then I like all the sixtus stuff I have! Best wishes to you all, John