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Di box/preamp for acoustic guitar

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by silvertonebetty, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty

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    So I got jjb -prestige 330 for my Taylor but it is a passive pickup. But I’m lost about how to get more volume so any suggestions on where to start looking would be greatly appreciated. Because I have no clue on what I’m doing lol


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  2. vadsy

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    LR Baggs Para or the Redeye
     
  3. silvertonebetty

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    Kk I’ll check them out thanks


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  5. Kerry Brown

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    I use a LR Baggs Venue DI. Had the same problem with my Yamaha LL16M. I was returning it to L&M. They hooked it up to the LR Baggs Venue DI to show me that it needede an active DI box. I bought the Venue on the spot and have been very happy with it ever since. I've used it with several acoustic guitars and it sounded great with all of them. I've even used it with an electric violin (not me playing it) and a bass. The EQ is very versatile. I was able to dial in decent sound with an acoustic through the Venue DI into a Traynor YCV80Q. It's not cheap but it works.
     
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  6. bw66

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    Anything by LR Baggs or Fishman will do a good job. Does JJB make an internal pre-amp that matches the pick-up? If so, that would be my first choice.
     
  7. silvertonebetty

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    The come soldered . I don’t know if the active endpin I have would work on this ?


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  8. 1SweetRide

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    Would he have to necessarily replace the pickup system? I’d think an active, external DI box from say Radial to go XLR to the mixer would do the trick. No?
     
  9. silvertonebetty

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    No clue. I was offered a small mixer for $75 to buy but I don’t know if that would work or how you would connect it to my amp


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  10. 1SweetRide

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    You are now going direct from your guitar to your acoustic amp but even with the volume maxed on the amp you can’t get enough sound?
     
  11. silvertonebetty

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    No I haven’t tried it yet. He messaged me at 12pm lol . But I don’t know if it will fix the problem. It’s a little
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  12. Brian Johnston

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    There's a new one by Carl Martin called Acousti Gig... Pete Thorn demos it:
     
  13. silvertonebetty

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    Your passive pickup should work with the amp. If it doesn’t the pickup doesn’t work.

    there’s lots of small options too. The Radial “Bug” DI is plug and play. Although it needs phantom power.

    the mixer will work too. Might be a good option. You have eq

    how will you be using this? At home?
     
  15. silvertonebetty

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    Mostly at home .


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