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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
A very pleasant surprise! – Universal 12-Holes Guitar Pickup - Black + Silver (290-Cable Length) Reviews

posted by Lightfan99 on 01/31/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Good price! Good design and Solid build. Felt pads on the outer guitar metal 'clips helped prevent damage to the outer guitar surface. Seems to work okay!
Cons:
Not really a 'con', but some advice about a difficult with installation. I used this on an old classical guitar, and though the size of the pickup unit was suitable for installing, the metal clips were too close together. So, I had to spread them apart slightly to be able to fit it on my guitar. Since this works on a classical guitar with nylon strings, the pickup must not be magnetic --- but, most likely a single microphone in the unit. I'm just a beginner, and I'm really interested in just having a bit of fun with it for now --- so that's not a problem for me. But, it might make a difference for somebody wanting to get professional quality sound in a formal performance setting.
Other:
Once it's on the guitar, it's a bit difficult to remove; and, you have to be very careful --- so that you don't damage the guitar. The amplified sound that it produced for me was not too impressive; but, I think that the reason for that was more likely a substandard amp than the quality of the pickup.
Bottomline:
Check out the reviews of more experienced guitar players regard sound quality, before making your decision on whether this is suitable for your needs.

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