The Shadow SH NFX-AC is an acoustic and classical guitar Nanoflex pickup. The flexible pickup mounts under the bridge saddle and the attached extremly light preamp with 3V cell battery holder, volume ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Shadow SH NFX-AC is an acoustic and classical guitar Nanoflex pickup. The flexible pickup mounts under the bridge saddle and the attached extremly light preamp with 3V cell battery holder, volume control and output socket mounts to the bridge end. 12-foot (4m) cable is included. Due to active amplification directly at the pickup and 100% shielding of the entire system, no sound will be lost and no hum created.
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Comments about Shadow SH NFX-AC Quick Mount Nanoflex Pickup with Preamp for Acoustic and Classical Guitars:
This pick-up was my first experiment with under-saddle traducers. Before that, I had always used mics. I fitted it to a classical guitar and with a bit of EQ it sounded good. At this point, I had only heard it in home studio conditions but when I used it in a live situation, its limitations became aparent. My guitar sounded a bit cold, thin and lacked character and had an unpleasant hard attack. However, this was infinitely preferable to using a mic and not being heard (feedback always lying in wait). I then tried it on a steel string acoustic - similar story. I've since applied some serious eq in the form of a 31 band graphic to get rid of the most offensive spot frequencies. This improved things a lot live but the over-hard attack and lack of warmth still remained. On the plus side, this pick-up is really easy to fit. I do have an issue with the mini-jack connection which cracks and crackles at times. This is a great product for those who require a quick and easy way to get some volume and it will give you a reasonable approximation to an acoustic sound compared to a magnetic pick-up. What it won't give you an absolutely faithful representation of your acoustic instrument.