Mudcat Café message #587475 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40855   Message #587475
Posted By: GUEST,Frank
07-Nov-01 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
Subject: RE: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
I've tried the Rainsongs and I like them. I like the electronic features as well which balance the magnetic pickup with the internal microphone. You can blend the signal.

I think most wood guitars today are not being heard very well when amplified. You really need a good quality condensor mic to give it a somewhat faithful representation. I think that Rare Earth pickups are good on wood guitars but they really don't sound like the natural vibrations of a good accoustic guitar. A good condensor mic is the only thing that I've heard that works.

So for all those who throw magnetic or transducer pickups on their expensive Lowdens, Taylors, Martins, etc. I think that the Rainsong might work amplified just as well.

The truth is that "folk music" as it is being called today has been electronic for some time. Every coffeehouse in the country has distorted the sound of the accoustic guitar for better or worse unless the sound person uses high-end micropones.