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Help: B-band electret

GUEST,frankie 19 Nov 01 - 06:30 PM
53 19 Nov 01 - 07:37 PM
Arbuthnot 19 Nov 01 - 07:53 PM
53 19 Nov 01 - 08:02 PM
John J 20 Nov 01 - 04:05 AM
UB Ed 20 Nov 01 - 08:36 AM
AKS 21 Nov 01 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 21 Nov 01 - 06:06 AM
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Subject: B-band electret
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 19 Nov 01 - 06:30 PM

I'm going to add a pickup to one of my acoustics and my local guitar guy speaks highly of the B-band Electret 29L with a condenser mic. Does anyone have any experience with these. Thanks, frankie.


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: 53
Date: 19 Nov 01 - 07:37 PM

i haven't heard of those, but if he recommends them you might want to check it out. BOB


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: Arbuthnot
Date: 19 Nov 01 - 07:53 PM

I don't know what I'm talking about either, but I can say that electret condensers are more fragile than Piezo devices, but generally reproduce things more faithfully. If you're a careful sort of person you may be Ok with such a device, but if you bang things about like the rest of the human race go for a FRAP or a Barcus-Berry - or maybe its a robust thing I don't know about


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: 53
Date: 19 Nov 01 - 08:02 PM

you can now buy takamines on board electronic system separately, i saw it advertised in the latest ederly catalog you might want to check into that possibility. BOB


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: John J
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 04:05 AM

I use a combination of 3 electret microphones hooked up to a home made passive mixer for use on my melodeon. The output from this set-up is then connected to a Trantec wireless mic which allows me to leap around the stage / visit the loo / go for a dance whilst i play. I'm not known as the gentlest of melodeon players, and the set up hasn't failed me in the last 10 years. Sound quality is very good.

Electret microphone inserts are quite cheap, and if you have a very basic knowledge of electronics and you can solder, a pickup system can be made for just a few pounds (or a few dollars more.........hmmm, I could use that phrase for a film title :-))

John


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: UB Ed
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:36 AM

This has been kicked around a great deal. BEfore you invest, check out these previous threads:

Click here

Click here

My limited understanding is a condensor provides great sound accuracy for recording, but essentially needs to be turned off during performing for feedback.

For me, Fishman's under the bridge with a little board EQ adjustment works great.

Ed


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: AKS
Date: 21 Nov 01 - 05:57 AM

I installed the B-band under saddle transducer in my Seagull Grand S that I purchased a year ago, and have been more than satisfied so far (disclaimer: I'm no pro:-). The amplified sound is much warmer and richer - the 'treble attack' of piezo pickups is missing - because the thing itself is made of EMF (electro magnetic foam) that works the same way as does any condenser (electret or 'ordinary') microphone.

See B-band for more details (hope I got the kliki right).

reg's AKS


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Subject: RE: Help: B-band electret
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Nov 01 - 06:06 AM

hmmm...I see they claim "You could be playing Twisted Sisters (who) numbers on a kazoo underground and you'd still sound great".
Now, there's a challenge, since I sound crap normally...
RtS (would it work for Jim Kweskin numbers?)
[disclaimer: no, I'm not thinking of getting amplified, come back, it's quite safe]


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