Pickups

Acoustic Output from a G6120

1

Fitting a piezo bridge for acoustic tone is not an easy option on hollow guitars with Bigsby, however I found a viable solution in sending the direct output of the neck pickup to a suitable acoustic preamp (a RANE AP-13 in my case); a CTS Push-Pull make the trick.

2

However, an intensive equalization is required for a reasonable tone.

3

A passive Twin-T filter can be inserted to emulate the 630 Hz notch, yielding in a much gentler preamp equalization.

4

Precision components are welcome when dealing with filters in general: in this case, 1% resistor and capacitors will do. A small PCB can be directly soldered to the TRS output jack.

5

The frequency response of the filter is quite acceptable for a passive network.

6

A quality cable can be made with Van Damme (quad) and Neutrik connectors; of course, the overall result will never sound like a dreadnought, but can add a useful tone to your pallette when playing live, with a minimal effort.

7

This is a very interesting modification, Fabio. My hats off to you for having the ingenuity (and skills) to pull it off.

8

My degree in electronics sometimes helps; thanks.

9

I would have absolutely no use for it myself, but I salute your ingenuity.


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