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    Inexpensive removable pickup for acoustic guitar

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    I need a non-destructive way to record my acoustic Squier Sa-105 directly into an instrument input, so I was looking for suggestions about an inexpensive but decent pickup.
    By decent I mean being better than using acoustic simulators, but nothing more because I mostly record acoustic bits to fit crowded mixes.
    I don't know where to start and googling didn't seem to help much, so I'd appreciate any suggestions.
    Thanks!

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    There used to be a steady supply of used Markley pick-ups on eBait

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    I forgot to mention that I'm in Europe, and those Dean Markley pickups cost almost as much as the guitar over here.

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    The Harley Benton is 26e at Thomann, but there should be plenty of used stuff on the different eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizhny Tagil View Post
    I forgot to mention that I'm in Europe, and those Dean Markley pickups cost almost as much as the guitar over here.
    Not sure where you are at...but try eBay...you can get a used Dean Markley ProMag for $30-$40.

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    I don't think he even needs one that good, but thought there should be enough used ones around for a decent price. When I was shopping, I was only interested in what was in the $20+ range. There can be old Framus around, etc.. GFS has sound hole pickups, and as imports can probably be found branded cheaper ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by garww View Post
    GFS has sound hole pickups, and as imports can probably be found branded cheaper ???
    I found some made by Artec around that price.
    I think Artec makes pickups for GFS and others, could that be an option?

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    I have three...all purchased used on eBay for $20-$40.
    I have two of the original, single coil types, and a ProMag Grand, which is a humbucker version.

    The standard single coil ones get used the most...they have give a cleaner tone, but the humbucker one is good if you have an overly bright guitar.

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    For filler "acoustic bits", you can spend money and get a better sound. But, for bits, I tend to think should just be tailored on the computer and the pickup probably doesn't matter too much.

    Ya, I think I've read about Artec. On GFS, the cheaper PU was saying its bright sounding - if you just need that to pop in the mix here and there ?

    Should you need fuller sounding bits (like a real acoustic part), then maybe extra cash would be well spent

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