1. #1

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    Hi to all,
    I am a beginner and I do not have a guitar with a magnetic pickup.
    I have two acoustic flat top that I would like to use for jazz playing; this is mainly for two reasons: 1.75 wide nut and 2 1/4 string spacing at the bridge.
    So, I looked for a soundhole magnetic pickup. I started to check humbuckers but one of my two acoustic guitars has a small soundhole and the ones I found, do not fit.... casually I found the Gretsch Deltoluxe.
    On the Gretsch pages I have found that it is a Dearmond reissue Rhythm Chief 1000.
    I can have a pleasant "Jazzy dark tone" high on the neck, not so on the firsts frets; but I am at the beginning of my journey, so I think that I will keep it and work on my finger technique.


    I start this thread to ask if you have some opinions or experiences with this pickup.
    I would like to hear some opinion from someone more advanced in the guitar jazz journey than me.
    Have a good day

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  3. #2

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    That looks interesting…seriously I’ve not heard of it before. Reviews on Amazon are generally good.

    I have a Fishman in-hole pickup for my acoustic. It sounds pretty decent. (And is quite cheap.) As always, depends on the sound you’re going for, but I enjoy playing jazz on smaller flattops, and with the right setup it sounds pretty nice.

    https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/...CABEgJUJ_D_BwE

    I’d be surprised if it wouldn’t fit in the sound hole of your guitar, but who knows.

  4. #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cri75!
    Hi to all,
    I am a beginner and I do not have a guitar with a magnetic pickup.
    I have two acoustic flat top that I would like to use for jazz playing; this is mainly for two reasons: 1.75 wide nut and 2 1/4 string spacing at the bridge.
    So, I looked for a soundhole magnetic pickup. I started to check humbuckers but one of my two acoustic guitars has a small soundhole and the ones I found, do not fit.... casually I found the Gretsch Deltoluxe.
    On the Gretsch pages I have found that it is a Dearmond reissue Rhythm Chief 1000.
    I can have a pleasant "Jazzy dark tone" high on the neck, not so on the firsts frets; but I am at the beginning of my journey, so I think that I will keep it and work on my finger technique.


    I start this thread to ask if you have some opinions or experiences with this pickup.
    I would like to hear some opinion from someone more advanced in the guitar jazz journey than me.
    Have a good day

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    Thanks :-)
    Ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    That looks interesting…seriously I’ve not heard of it before. Reviews on Amazon are generally good.

    I have a Fishman in-hole pickup for my acoustic. It sounds pretty decent. (And is quite cheap.) As always, depends on the sound you’re going for, but I enjoy playing jazz on smaller flattops, and with the right setup it sounds pretty nice.

    https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/...CABEgJUJ_D_BwE

    I’d be surprised if it wouldn’t fit in the sound hole of your guitar, but who knows.
    Hi, I checked your pickup before to find the Deltoluxe, but they say: “Fits in soundholes as small as 3-7/8" (98.5 mm) diameter” .
    I have a Sigma 000 m18 that has 3 ~13/16 (~97 mm) of soundhole diameter. I have a Guild P-240 memoir that has ~3 9/16 (~91mm).

    I need to improve my technique before to tell more about the tone, but for sure, looks pretty:

    Gretsch Deltoluxe sound hole pickup - Dearmond Reissue Rhythm Chief 1000?!-c8f8fd39-a0ad-45cf-ab42-ce128b205ad9-jpegGretsch Deltoluxe sound hole pickup - Dearmond Reissue Rhythm Chief 1000?!-cd95d1bc-8ff9-4b19-adb4-ea4bf9dd8fe5-jpegGretsch Deltoluxe sound hole pickup - Dearmond Reissue Rhythm Chief 1000?!-74772a38-8a3d-41b3-86ef-3ad88034fbc8-jpegGretsch Deltoluxe sound hole pickup - Dearmond Reissue Rhythm Chief 1000?!-59d15ab4-9f9a-43fa-b60f-915637b8e9a4-jpeg



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    Weak High E. Terrible pickup, imho.

    Try the Lawrence soundhole pickup. Terrible acoustic sound, but very passable jazz tone.