Quite often, as people learn an instrument and start improving, they have a need to amplify it. There are two ways to do this:
- Buy a new electric instrument
Obviously this is a lovely idea, but proves expensive.
- Electrify your existing acoustic instrument
This can yield great results, at a MUCH lower cost.
This Transducer pickup by Nordell is simple to fit, and sounds great. The overall result naturally depends on the sound of the instrument when its unplugged, but as a rule you'll get a much bigger, warm sound using a Cap pickup than an under bridge piezo. As a Piezo pickup gets the sound right at the end of the string they tend to sound tinny, whereas these give a fuller bodied sound.
Please note that drilling is required - the socket which your cable plugs into doubles up as the endpin. This needs a 12mm hole drilling - straight forward for anyone who is half experienced with a drill.
Beware - when you find a sweet spot, you'll love the sound!