I just ordered a new bridge for my Telecaster that will give me an acoustic feature for live performance. My old bridge has three saddles and the new one will have six. I did some online research and decided on the Fishman passive piezo rather than a battery/preamp from Fishman or LR Baggs. Mostly because of cost, ease of installation and the fact that I mainly use this guitar for church and I don't want to lug in two guitars just to have an acoustic for the very few times I want the acoustic sound rather than electric.
The reason for this post is to see if anyone here has any experience with this type of modification and your thoughts on the passive vs. pre-amp options. I know the pre-amp will give more boost and fuller sound, but I don't know if the difference will be that important in my situation, plus, I would have to make room for a battery compartment and that would require cutting holes in the back of the guitar.
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