Any of y'all have any experience or can recommend the Wickedbucker for a Reso biscuit style?
I'm looking at flat pups for a project with a resonator biscuit and ran across the Wickedbucker as a possible cheaper alternative to (outrageously) expensive Krivo, Lace, National or even Sixtus (not too bad $) flat buckers
Theres a lot of videos for the 1st 3 and the Krivo seems to capture the "Reso" sound the best
I got plenty of "plain" 'ole electrics around, so i'm trying to avoid something that will basically just sound like a lapsteel if possible
Upon scouring these forums I ran across and contacted the very talented and helpful Mojobone works.
Who actually recommended I try the Wickedbucker.
In conjunction with that, I also bought some 27mm piezo discs to try out the "Gatorade" bottle cap hack, mentioned in another thread here.
I'll report back with my potential success or failures in the future
I got my "Flatcat" pickup from Wayfinder on ETSY. I used it for a 4 string acoustic style CBG guitar I built. Magnetic pickups don't always do well with acoustic strings(the solid strings are louder than the wound ones), but I didn't have any issues at all with this pickup and should do very good on a Reso.
Gitty offers some Flatpups now, MGB guitars and a couple CBN forum members make these pickups now. They have a great clear tone to them and they show the right amount of attitude with high gain.
I bought one from MGB for a 6 string to put in the neck position of my 4 string J Bass. It comes with a Aluminum cover and screws, just haven't installed yet.
Wrapped it in aluminum? Why? I have a problem with my LPG using a flat humbucker mounted on the top if the license plate. Bad feedback and hum. Would shielding the pick up work better?
Metal covers and pickguards affect the eddy currents of the magnets. This can be a good thing or a bad thing.
Aluminum can nullify the 60 cycle hum of single coil pickups if enough aluminum is used and aluminum is great for shielding against RF noise. Humbucker pickups(pickups with 2 coils) have less problems with RF noise and have no 60 cycle hum(hence the name humbuckers). An aluminum cover is a good idea for a pickup, I wouldn't wrap a pickup with it though if that was your thoughts.
If you thinking about how to isolate the pickup from the top of the guitar? I would use a thin wood base plate to attach the pickup to and then use a top made for that pickup of wood/metal/aluminum and made into a assembly of sorts to attach to the Reso top.
P.S. Don't use brass for base plates or top covers on pickups, it takes a lot of the treble response out of pickups.
A graphic EQ pedal, used with an acoustic simulator pedal or preset, could make a lapsteel sound like a reso.,,.looking at what the big boys use, it is usually a magnetic pickup and a pre-amped piezo blended together to get that dobro sound out of the PA.,.,