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Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar

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clrules
Posted 2020-01-13 4:38 PM (#550960)
Subject: Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar


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Location: Birmingham, AL

Have a question about the old pickup system for the 70's Ovations.

Recently bought a 1973 Artist A/E sans the electronics. I found a pickup system for what the seller says was for a 70's Pacemaker. Has only the volume control no tone control. I installed it in the guitar and it sounds very nice! Lots of bass and balance. Doesn't feed back even at volume 10.

just wondering if the preamp internal EQ for the 12 string was different vs. the 6 string.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.



Edited by clrules 2020-01-13 4:40 PM
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DanSavage
Posted 2020-01-14 11:22 AM (#550963 - in reply to #550960)
Subject: Re: Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar



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Location: Lake Forest, CA
To my knowledge, 6- and 12-strings have always used the same electronics.
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clrules
Posted 2020-01-14 1:10 PM (#550964 - in reply to #550963)
Subject: Re: Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar


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Location: Birmingham, AL

That's good to know. I didn't realize how nice those older pickup systems sound.

I rescued this guitar only have about 150 dollars in it, including the pickup system. Had thought about passing it on but may have to keep it for just a little while. 

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sycamore
Posted 2020-02-08 7:29 AM (#551167 - in reply to #550960)
Subject: Re: Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar


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Location: Cork, Ireland
While my Pacemaker is my only acoustic-electric, the volume-only preamp does sound pretty good. It would be nice to have tone control but most amps will have it anyway.
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alpep
Posted 2020-02-09 6:24 PM (#551184 - in reply to #550960)
Subject: Re: Pickup system for 70’s 12 string guitar


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Location: NJ
no differences in electronics
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