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Help with dibox or preamp for acoustic for stage use
Old 22nd September 2019
  #1
Gear Head
Help with dibox or preamp for acoustic for stage use

Hi all:

I want to buy a DI box or Preamp to use with my Daughter's Guild guitar that has the fishman presys plus onboard system.

I was going to just buy the Radial engineering JDI di box (has the jensen transformer in it). BUT, then I looked at the Radial PZ preamp and really like the ton of features it has. I had been looking at the LR Baggs venue and session stuff....but I think the Radial is a step above in terms of quality and durability (especially over the session).

PS: My Daughter has been just running through the PA via a pod that her band mates have....hasn't been using an onstage amp......I have a couple amps that I can use if required onstage.
Old 23rd September 2019
  #2
Gear Head
Nobody plays acoustic live here?????
Old 23rd September 2019
  #3
Lives for gear
 

i don't play guitar but get to amplify/mix them...

a great preamp with a hi-z input (or a channel strip) beats any di - adjustable/switchable (and high) impedance offers a sonic advantage on piezo-pickups.
can recommend grace design m103 or focusrite isa430 or then pretty much any di from radial (but mostly the piezo di, jdv and firefly)
Old 23rd September 2019
  #4
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Originally Posted by 67mike View Post
Nobody plays acoustic live here?????
I do. I'm currently using a '59 J-200 with an LR Baggs Anthem pickup system through a clone of a Neve 1073 preamp/EQ with a DBX 160X into the PA. Before the 1073 I was using an A-Designs Ventura.

I dislike typical undersaddle piezo pickups intensely.
Old 23rd September 2019
  #5
Gear Head
Thank you. Think I might buy the Radial PZ-Pre TONEBONE.
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