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Clip-On Pickup for Acoustic Guitar
Easily tune your acoustic guitar or amplify it's sound with this Clip-On Pickup from Monoprice!
This Pickup easily clips on to the hole of your acoustic guitar. It is the perfect solution when trying to tune your instrument in a noisy environment as it picks up the vibrations from the guitar rather than the sound transmitted in the air. With the attached 8' cable you can connect it to your electronic tuner or amplifier. This accessory also works with other similar string instruments such as a cello or violin.
PROS: Inexpensive, works as well as something 2-3x the price.
Bought this for my 9 year old son to clip on his violin. He wanted an electric violin for XMas but he needs more time playing before we sink that kind of $$ into his music career. Plugged it into my other son's amp and the electric craving is satisfied. Might get the 20.00 amp on Monoprice just for him to play with but this is an amazing little device for anyone who tinkers with music.
Cheap and good
I didn't find this sooner.
PROS: small, simple sensitive, inexpensive,
CONS: none that are not manageable for me personally.
I have used it both as a contact mic and a tuner mic. I ordered about 5 of these and 1 or 2 had a little bad wire with a grounding hum when I used it as a mic. The support was great and I got it replaced with no out of pocket charge. Highly recommended!
PROS: Easy to use
PROS: This is an Awesome Clip on Pickup, for Your Acoustic Guitar, or any Instrument you need to Amp. It even works placing it on the Headstock of the Guitar instead of in the soundhole . It works and sounds great. Buy this one, You can't go wrong.
CONS: None other that I didn't find this sooner!
A great deal when you consider the similar product from Korg is $25.
Now Monoprice needs to come out with their own chromatic tuner like the CA-1 so I'm not spending $30+ each on those.
PROS: Price, size, length of cord.
PROS: Very useful as it clips on like a tuner and can be moved around to different locations on your guitar to create different dynamics. Much smoother sound than I expected from anything piezo!
If this was more expensive, I would consider it a decent pickup (maybe 7 or 8 out of 10). At $3, there is no excuse not to have one on hand. Next time I place a Monoprice order, I'm going to get a couple more, just to have extras in case this one breaks (the cable seems a little flimsy) or for amplifying random instruments in my worship band at church.
PROS: Really good sound for the price, attaches firmly
CONS: Frequency response is far from flat
I tried it a little on my acoustic guitar. Probably because of the length of the neck, it didn't amplify nearly as well as the mandolin. But I suppose it could be used in the tonehole as long as you don't hit the mic while strumming.
PROS: Price, ease of use.
CONS: None yet. Cable could be longer. But I use a direct box so with the d.b. by my feet the length was fine, even standing up. I just couldn't wander very far.